Press Releases : 2012/04

Upcoming deadline for International Support and International Residencies: 1 May 2012

Published 2012/04/19

Ann Cathrin November Høibo (ISCP 2012–2013 resident), I don't need you anymore, I'm into Carl Andre now, 2011. Mixed media sculptural installation. Courtesy of the artist



Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany
18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Deadline: 1 May 2012

OCA is currently accepting applications for the Second Quarter Application Review for International Support. Forms are due by 1 May 2012. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit entities. Priority is given to exhibitions taking place in key international art institutions and project spaces. Support is also extended to solo exhibitions and group exhibitions initiated by international curators as well as to Norwegian art professionals organising exhibitions and projects abroad. The applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA.

The objective for support is to foster the professional consideration and exhibition of Norwegian art abroad, innovative artistic production, and a creative process of dialogue and collaboration within the spectrum of contemporary cultural practice. OCA's International Support Programme aims to enable international institutions and international curators to work more comprehensively and thoroughly with individual artists, art groups and professionals to convey the critical initiatives behind their production.

OCA provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics in a number of international venues. The upcoming 1 May 2012 deadline applies to Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA.

Berlin Mitte
OCA offers four residencies for curators, critics and artists in Berlin during autumn 2012 and spring 2013, from September 2012 until the end of April 2013 for 2 months each. Applicants must be Norwegian citizens, or live and work in Norway. The residency period will be allocated in discussion with the selected candidates following the jury's selection. Curators and critics are especially encouraged to apply, and their applications will be given priority. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students.

18th Street Art Center
In 2012 OCA offers a studio residency for a Norwegian artist at the International Artists in Residency programme at 18th Street Art Center in the Santa Monica neighbourhood of Los Angeles, CA, USA. A live/work studio within the 18th Street Art Center complex is provided for a period of 3 months, from 1 October 2012 to 31 December 2012. Only Norwegian citizens are eligible for this fellowship. Please note that the programme is not open to BA or MA students. The residency is optimal for artists seeking time and space in order to pursue specific studio-based project work. Residents are encouraged to participate in open studio events and other activities within the broader programme of the centre.

For questions regarding applications for International Support, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen. For international institutional applications, biennials and residencies, please address your questions to Paul Brewer.