Press Releases : 2013/04

Upcoming deadline for International Support and International Residencies Programme: 1 May 2013

Published 2013/04/18

Tori Wrånes installing her exhibition 'RUN'n JUMPS' at Haninge Konsthall in 2011. The exhibiton was curated by Johanne Nordby Wernø, Berlin Mitte curator resident, March–April 2013. Courtesy of the artist



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

Deadline: 1 May 2013

OCA is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Second Quarter Application Review for International Support. Forms are due on 1 May 2013. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit arts organisations. 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 funding for International Support is provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the allocation is decided upon by an independent jury of Norwegian and international art professionals designated by OCA.

OCA provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics in a number of international venues. The upcoming 1 May 2013 deadline applies to Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The applications are assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA.

Berlin Mitte
OCA offers four two-month residencies for curators, critics and artists in Berlin from September 2013 until the end of April 2014. The 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 2013 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 2013 to 31 December 2013. 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 more information, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a foundation created by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in autumn 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a key contributor to discourses on contemporary art.