NB! New Deadline to come!
"Artist-in-residence programs enable artists, academics, curators, and other people in creative work to work and relive somewhere other than in their familiar environment. Artist-in-residence-stay gives time for reflection, research, presentation and production"
Norwegian Arts Council
Air-Kjerringøy is addressed to professional visual artists, musicians, authors and others, working in any media to stay here and work for 1 or 2 months. The residence is situated in Nevelsfjord at Kjerringøy in Bodø, Northern Norway above the polar circle, 67°49’ N and 14º 89’ E.
International Residency winter and spring 2021:
Artists from Baltic and Nordic countries, all Arctic areas and others with Arctic belonging are invited to apply and come to the stunning region of Kjerringøy, Northern Norway.
NB: There can be changes due to the Covid-19. We follow the Norwegian Health Department’s guide lines and local authorities.
New possible Residency periods:
Winter, 22nd February - 28th March '21, 5 weeks
Spring, 7th April - 11th May '21, 5 weeks
Changes in periods due to financing problems
This is a 2 year Pilot Project for the residency to come. The aim is to establish a new AiR locality with a large space for working and our own housing.
This year we will work hard in order to establish good connections. We will show and communicate your art to the people in this region, and give international artists a beautiful experience, inspiration and fruitfull working prosesses, in the exciting island of Kjerringøy.
Bodø will be European Capital of Culture 2024 and Kjerringøy Art Base Camp with the AiR program is included in their program ( https://bodo2024.no/en/ )
We have available a typical Northern Norwegian house with 3 bedrooms on the first floor.
Ground floor; entrance, hall, a big living room, kitchen and bathroom/toilet with washing machine.
We anticipate that artists will be inspired by the ethos of the Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale and interact with the natural environment.
We promise a peaceful working environment, in a most attractive and stunning area of Northern Norway. Get inspired from all over Kjerringøy with its museums, wild nature and wildlife. We have agreements for use of a spacious outdoor area in Nevelsfjord where you can make physical work in and with nature.
Workshop facilities are being developed, there are possibilities at our farm and nearby, we have a graphic press, welding equipment, electric and handheld tools, and are currently in the process of installing a ceramics kiln and studio.
We are working to secure funding for accommodation and artist fee.
We have funding for artist fee . NOK. 5000,- pr. month
One workshop day with classes from Kjerringøy school. 1-10th. grade.
You will get payed NOK. 4000,-
One Artists Talk in Bodø Kunstforening and/ or lokal
You get payed NOK. 2000,-
You can also apply local authorities f.eks. in order to cover travel costs and other.
Until this funding is secured, you will have to be prepared to cover the rent of the house
1 room: 2.300 NOK pr. month and 2 rooms for NOK 2000,- each pr. month + electricity.
There must be at least 2 artists at the same period. We are working with Bodø 2024, European Cultural Capital for 2024, in order to ensure an artist fee and a good equipped studio.
NOTE: Cooperation, lectures, workshops and meetings is only demanded if funding is secured.
Working in order to get this support. NB: It is not granted yet.
1 day workshop with classes from Kjerringøy school. 1-10th. grade. Primary and lower secondary school (grunn- og ungdomsskolen) in Kjerringøy. (The classes are 1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10)
Will give you: NOK. 4000,-
One Artists Talk in Bodø Kunstforening and/ or lokal site.
Will give you: NOK. 2000,-
We plan special arrangements for the residents to meet students from Nord Universitet, The university in Bodø, the art scene in Bodø and their public or locally at Kjerringøy for the inhabitants on a local place. Any event will be a collaboration and you will get the help you need in order for it to be suited to you as an artist. You can make an artist talk, hold a workshop, give a lecture, exhibition, performance, film, photos or other.
This program responds to the individual artistic practice of the resident, and preparatory skype meetings between the program manager and the artist can be conducted in preparation for the residency.
We will ensure contact to other relevant artists.
In winter you can observe the Aurore Borealis. There are great fishing almost any season from the shore and from a boat. Splendid nature for hiking by foot and ski.
The climate is not too cold as we are close to the sea. Use the kajak both at the lake and the fjord and bathing are great on a warm day.
You can take a part in our life at the farm, if you like. Especially in the winter months during calfing. Hunting season in the fall and working the land at spring.
You can learn about reindeer work with our friends, The Pavall family, who is herding in this area, normally at fall- and winter-time.
Take train or plane to Bodø. Buss 400 to Festvåg or directly to Kjerringøy. There is a ferry from Festvåg to Misten on the Kjerringøy side.
The public transport is limited to a school buss from Kjerringøy to Nevelsfjord and 4 busses a day to and from Bodø. We will help in order for you to get wehere you need. By car and with the ferry (15 min) it takes 1h 20 min. Possibility to borrow a car at the residency.
Please read the text above thoroughly
All applications must be submitted on this e-mail: email@example.com
When submitting the application, the following documents must be attached (max. 10 MB in total)
1) The period of your 1st and 2nd choice. The whole period or singular month.
2) Presentation of the artist’s practice (max. 1 page)
3) Motivation to apply and residency sketch/plan (1/2-1 page)
4) A current CV (max 2 pages) with link to the applicant’s website and a short Biography of you professional activities (max 1/2 page) and info to your web page
5) Image, video, sound, text etc. documentation of previous projects (max. 5 works) with the relevant links/texts (one per project)
6) An idea of what sort of arrangement you will like to do, ½ a page.( 1-2 days in a month f.ex.)
Please take personal contact inn order for you to get a complete understanding of the project.
Use this mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application procedure and criteria
To be eligible for a residency, the applicant must be a professional performer of your field. Please meet the required criteria and respect the guidelines.
Applicants will receive the jury’s decision within four weeks of the application deadline.
A jury consisting of artists assesses the applications.
The jury is:
Linn Rebekka Åmo, Visual Artist, web: http://linnrebekkaamo.no/
Dan Mariner, Visual Artist, web: http://danmariner.com and http://noua.no
Ane Øverås, Visual Artist and head of Kjerringøy Art Base Camp AS
Kjerringøy Art Base Camp AS
Artists at the National Residency 2020
15th October-15th November:
Rachel Wolfe https://rachelwolfe.com
15th September- 15th October:
Tanja A. M. Silvestrini www.tanjasilvestrini.wix.com/tams www.instagram.com/tusenspor_waaktaar
Audrey Hurd http://www.audreyhurd.net/
Air Kjerringøy wish you welcome!
The lodging is covered by AiR Kjerringøy this fall!
There is an Artist fee of NOK 5000,- per month per artist. Extra fee for workshop with children from the school at Kjerringøy, 1-9. grade, Kjerringøy kindergarten or presentations, artists talk e.g. in Bodø Kunstforening, at your choice.
We are supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Bodø Kommune and Bodø2024
Dirtthrow, Ingrid Ogenstedt SE, K-Lab 2019, Photo©I.Ogenstedt
Rita Marhaug NO, Traci Kelly UK, Woodland Gesture for Livestock (Gester fra skogholtet til flokken).
Gamskogan on Tverbakkan in Nevelsfjord. Here is the residents home during the stay.
Photos by Jan Edvard Pavall