Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.



Under the umbrella of the project 'Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North’ OCA initiates a number of residencies and programmes called the International Studio Programme+ (ISP+) for visiting artists, curators and critics in Sápmi and Northern Norway with the cooperation and support of local institutions.