OPEN CALL for artist residency 2020, NOW CLOSED.
Thankyou to all the artists who applied to our Open Call for a 2 month residency in 2020! We received between 80 and 90 applications on our first call!!! We are very proud and happy to know that this many artists would like to come and work with us at Sandbekk. Now the jury work begins, and the results will be made official before Christmas. Stay tuned! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We are delighted to be able to offer 2 professional artists of any discipline a working stay of two months at Velferden Centre for Contemporary Art. The dates are March 1st - April 30th 2020.
Velferden Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist run space located in the 50´s community hall of an old mining town, in the rural area of Sokndal in southwestern Norway. At Velferden we produce and curate exhibitions, residencies, concerts and arrange dialogues in relation to the local mining history, geology, tourism and contemporary art. The art centre is located in Magma Unesco Global Geopark, and the nature is characterised by moon-like rock formations combined with an industrial landscape resulting from 150 years of mining activity.
What you get: The residency offers 2 artists a chance to concentrate and develop existing or new work during their stay. Each artist will receive a stipend of 24000 NOK, and get travel expenses covered for up to 4000 NOK.
Velferden is situated 1hr 40 minutes by car from Stavanger, and 15 minutes by bike/ 5 minutes by car from the centre of the small town of Sokndal. The town has two grocery stores, two garages and a post office i.e. The immediate surroundings of Velferden are historical and industrial with easy access to a varied nature with both mountains and forests.
The two selected artists will share accommodation located about 5 minutes walk from Velferden. Each artist will be given a private bedroom and will share bathroom, kitchen and livingroom. The artists will be allocated a shared studio space with 24 hr access in Velferdens main gallery. Velferden is also an excellent space for working outdoors and in the surrounding landscape.
During the two months, the artists will get an extensive introduction to the area, and will get the chance to meet up with the regional art scene in Sandnes/Stavanger. 2 guest curators/artists will present their work at Velferden and offer studio visits to the artists, and in March we will have a weekend seminar on the subject of Maps in which the artists are welcome to join.
What we get: We get the chance to get to know, and share knowledge and experience with two interesting artists! We look for self reliant professionals who can benefit from a working stay in the unique setting that we have to offer at Velferden. The artists are not expected to show finished work, but will be asked to share their processes with us in a public presentation. We require that the artists are present at the residency for minimum 25 days each month. If gone for longer than this, the stipend will be reduced. The artists must also present us with a valid personal insurance for the whole period.
TO APPLY: The application must include: -Contact info, age, nationality, webpage. -Maximum 700 words about your motivation for the stay, and an artist statement of maximum 700 words. -CV -A presentation of 6 projects from the last 5 years. -Please indicate if you have a drivers licence.
The application letter, CV, and portfolio must be submitted as one single PDF-file, of maximum 10 MB. The name of the file should be your own name. (First-Last.pdf)
The deadline is oct 12th 2019 at midnight (wherever you are). Remember that the residency period is set and limited to March 1st - April 30th 2020. There will not be any other dates available.
Send the application by email to email@example.com. Selected artists will be invited to a phone or video interview before final decision is made by the end of november 2019. There will be 3 artists/curators reviewing the applications.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATIONS! =) If you have questions, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.