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 few cafes. The nearest town, Førde is one hour away by bus. Bergen, the nearest city is three hours away by bus and boat.
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 5.000,-. Living and working spaces are for free. 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.
Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale / Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale is an Artist-in-Residence centre funded by Norwegian Ministry Of Culture. The A-I-R program encourages international contacts for artists and focuses on visual arts including design, architecture and locally rooted practice. Nordic Artists' Centre Dale is situated in the village of Dale, the administrative centre of the Fjaler municipality on the West Coast of Norway.
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