Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale

DEADLINE : 15th March, 2018

Professional visual artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale in Norway of two or three months duration in 2019. Curators are eligible to apply for a one month residence in 2019.

Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to master the English language. The program is not available for students. The programme is also NOT open to artists or producers within theatre, dance, film, literature or music.


The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of NOK 10.000,- as well as covered travel expenses up to NOK 6000,-. Living and working spaces for free. The centre has five private residency houses of various size for the selected artists. Five identical 50 m² north-lit panorama window studios, with an additional common workshop furnished with a variation of equipment and heavy machinery for wood work. The artists’ lodgings is fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.


NKD is located just north of Sognefjorden, on the westcoast of Norway. It lies in a rather remote area, literally in the middle of nature. Dale is a typical small fjord community with a few shops and a small café. The nearest town, Førde is one hour away by bus. Bergen, the nearest city is three hours away by bus and boat.


What we offer, besides excellent accommodation and working conditions, is time and space. Too much time of an artists everyday life is consumed by administration, transportation, networking and planning etc. leaving not much time left for the art production itself.

At NKD you will have the best possibilities for concentration and contemplation around your art practice, with not much interference and temptations of any kind, except for hikes and strolls in the immediate and exquisite nature.

In residence you are supposed to take part in presentations and an open studio day. We do not run a regular exhibition program.

For more information please visit the – Website