Troms fylkeskultursenter (Troms County Cultural Center) is the largest production center in North-Norway and a meeting place for regional and international professional artists. There are 25 artist studios, establishing studio for young artists ( one-year-long rent of studio free of charge), a guest studio, printing-, ceramics and textile dyeing workshops, dark room and a project room at the center. The center also houses several independent film production companies, sound editing studio, musicians and writers, Tromsø municipality’s Art School, and Tromsø Handicraft Association. Artists at Troms fylkeskultursenter regularly organize workshops and open studio days, and outdoor projects at the center.
The guest studio at Troms fylkeskultursenter
Guest studio located on the 2nd floor in Troms fylkeskultursenter. Guest studio is fully furnished and includes a living space (35 m2) and a working space (20 m2). Guest studio offers free Wi-Fi, bicycle and snow-kick. Workshops for printing, ceramics, textile and a dark room are available to the guest artists. for free. Artists responsible for workshop facilites are also availble as resource persons to support guest artists’s works.
The guest studio at Troms fylkeskultursenter annually hosts 15-20 artists and curators from Norway and abroad for shorter and longer residencies (from one week to 3 months), and plays an important role in the internationalization of the contemporary art scene in the region. Residency programs are run in collaboration with local, regional and international partners.
The Nordic-Baltic A-i-R program has since its start in 2010 hosted 26 artists from Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The program aims to strengthen the network between Tromsø’s growing art scene and artists from the Nordic and the Baltic countries. A-i-R program is rooted in the collaboration with the local art organizations - . Tromsø kunstforening, RadArt (Tromsø Performing Arts Network), Insomnia festival, and artist-run initiatives Kurant, Small Projects and Mondo Tromsø, which provides a good framework for the program.
In 2017-2018 we will also collaborate with an artist run space Gallery Syster in Luleå that will select an artist from Norrbotten county for a one-month residency in Tromsø. In the autumn 2017 Gallery Syster will host Tromsø-based artist collective IMA READ in their own Nordic-Baltic residency program.
The program have received kind support from Nordic Culture Point‘s module Support for Artist Residencies in 2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2015-2017 and 2017-2018.
High North AiR Network: AIR Barents 2014-2017
High North AiR Network: AiR Barents is a unique three-year exchange program for professional artists, curators, art critic and researchers in the visual arts field in North-Norway and Northwest-Russia. In 2016-2017 AIR Barents has organized residencies, curated exhibitions, workshops, seminars and video-program in North-Norway (Nordland, Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard), and Northwest-Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia and St Petersburg). Since 2014 more than 50 artists, curators, writers and other art professionals from Northern Norway and Northwest Russia have taken part in the program. https://airbarents2016.wordpress.com/
High North AiR Network: AIR Barents has been funded by BarentsKult, Arts Council Norway, and project partners.
TRANSFER NORTH is a knowledge transfer network that gathers 23 contemporary art organizations and institutions in the European North, that focuses on specific experiences related to the artistic, cultural and environmental challenges of the high north region.
The main objective of the TRANSFER NORTH is to create platforms for knowledge and experience exchange and strengthen connections between art professionals in the northern parts of Norway, Finland, Sweden, as well as Lithuania, UK and Russia, and other northern European regions.
The project is made out of different components in order to achieve the aims of the project:
- Study trips & network meetings
- Curator exchange program + curator and art critics residency program
- Workshops and seminars
Transfer North is funded by Nordic Culture Point (Long-term network support 2016-2017), BarentsKult, Norwegian-Icelandic Culture Cooperation (2016) , Nordic Culture Fund (2015-2016), Norwegian Ministry of Culture (2015) and project partners.
Application for regular residency program
Please note that for the time being artists and curators who participate in our A-i-R programs are given priority.
Application criteria: Professional visual artists, photographers, and curators based outside Tromsø can apply to rent the guest studio.
Artists from Troms: NOK 1500
Others: NOK 2500
The application should contain:
- CV, including the contact information
- Preferred period for the residency
- Documentation of your artistic practice (max 10 images, jpeg, portfolio in pdf, link to website)
- Motivation letter
Send your application to email@example.com, mark the subject as "application for guest studio"
Contact person: Jasmina Bosnjak, firstname.lastname@example.org, +47 777 88 299