Covid-19 Adjustments to Grants
ANNOUNCING TWO GRANT SCHEMES TEMPORARILY ADJUSTED TO COUNTER THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE VISUAL ARTS FIELD
Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) has collaborated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture to temporarily adjust two of its grant schemes to support the community during Covid-19
For the grant scheme deadlines on 1 May 1 and 1 October 2020, OCA will temporarily accept applications from artists for the production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad. The grant covers the direct costs of artworks, for example for materials or technical competence, and is aimed specifically at artists' projects invited by international institutions. The grant must be used within two years of the date on the grant confirmation letter.
In OCA´s experience, production support for new works presented abroad gives artists a stronger position with regards to those institutions and curators interested in inviting them. Increasing the likelihood of international opportunities boosts all aspects of the artist's practice, including those relating to visibility and economy. In the post-Covid-19 scenario artists need to count upon all the support necessary to regain lost ground. This fund allows the artists to be ready to recapture the momentum of postponed opportunities and catalyse new opportunities vis-à-vis their international peers.
International Support for Galleries and Independent Exhibition Spaces (ISGIES)
This grant scheme is temporarily accepting applications from galleries and independent exhibition spaces to strengthen their digital and communication platforms.
OCA and Norwegian Crafts have collaborated with the Ministry of Culture to adjust the scheme so it allows galleries and independent exhibition spaces to be able to more efficiently promote their artists internationally. The measure is taken to support the online and communication presence of galleries and independent exhibition spaces hit hard by the postponement or cancellation of international art fairs due to Covid-19. This grant scheme will be available until the end of 2020.
Read about the criteria and apply here
International Support: https://www.stikk.no/reisestotte/index.php?action=7&ordningid=10
For recipients of previous support, we remind you that if the granted project abroad is cancelled, OCA upholds/pays the grant (or part of the grant as relevant) for the costs that have been incurred and cannot be refunded. OCA expects all recipients and applicants to follow the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice, which can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/foreign-affairs/reiseinformasjon/travel_coronavirus/id2691821/