Professional visual artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two, three or four months duration in 2020. Curators are eligible to apply for a onemonth residence.

Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to have a fairly good command of the English language. Note: The program is not available for students.



The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of NOK 10.000,-. Travel costs will be covered after appointment, but within a limit of nok 6.000,-. Living and working spaces are for free.

The center has five private residency houses, one for each artist. Five 50 m² studios with a 6 meter high ceiling and north-lit panorama window studios. An additional common studio and carpenters workshop furnished with a good selection of equipment and heavy machines are also at disposal. The artists’ lodgings are fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.

Note: Private trips made during the stay must be covered by the resident herself.



NKD is located in a rather remote area north of the Sognefjorden, and three hours from Bergen city. Living in a typically rural west coast area in Norway, just at the forests brim and at the foot of the mountains, requires a positive attitude towards nature. Our location, Dale in Sunnfjord, is a small fjord community with little “urban” distraction. Those in need of a pub and fancy shops should take this into concideration.



What we offer, besides excellent accommodation and working conditions, is basically time for art production and reflection.  Too much time of an artists everyday life is absorbed by administration, transportation, writing applications etc. leaving not much time for the art production itself. We want to be an counterforce to this.

In residence, in addition to concentrate about your own work, you are supposed to take part in peer presentations and an open studio day. We do not run an exhibition program.



Deadline is May 2nd, 2019 (23:59 at your local time zone).

Only applications using our application form will be considered. Please note that all fields must be filled in. You may apply with a single application, or as a group. The stipend is nevertheless not more than nok 10.000,- a house.

The applications will be evaluated by a board of peers and the NKD administration together.

For 2020 it is possible to apply for a stay between two (2) and four (4) months. Curators can apply for a one (1) month stay.

Apply by sending an e-mail to where you attach the application form and a PDF file portfolio of MAX 3 MB, containing up to ten single photoes. For sound and video works attach a link in the application form. Make sure to name the application form and the pfd-portfolio with your full name. Sign the e-mail with your full name and e-mail address. NKD does not take responsibilty for applications that are sent in other formats. Applications can not be changed after deadline.

NOTE: Only selected artists will be notified after the selection process is finished. The names of selected artists will be published on our website, end of September latest.

NOTE: Due to a cooperation occupying six months of 2020, the open call in 2020 is for January, February, September, October, November and December only.

Questions must be forwarded to

Thank you.

Application is open


Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale
Dalsåsvegen 143
6963 Dale i Sunnfjord
Tlf. +47 577 36 200 | 201