Tired of hot summers? Love the snow? Want to eat some herring? Denmark, Finland and Norway offer a variety of international artist-in-residence programs.
Res Artis is a good source of general information for international residencies.
Danmarks Keramikmuseum (International Ceramic Reserch Center – Denmark)
DK-4230 Skelskør, Denmark
Tel: + 45 58190016
Residencies of up to 6 months for Danish and foreign professional sculptors. Includes an exhibition. Marginal housing and studio rent does not include materials or living expenses. For more information on this residency program, visit: www.nifca.org under ‘Residencies.’
DK-4220 Korsør , Denmark
Tel: +45 58377890
Residencies of 1 to 3 months for artists in two- and three-dimensional media. Room in a shared house with access to computer room, photo atelier, digital photo, video and sound equipment, and painting, drawing, graphic and ceramic workshops. Room, studio, meals and travel paid by host.
Storstrøms Amt’s Grafiske Verksted (Storstrøm County’s Graphic Workshop)
DK-4700 Nestved, Denmark
Tel: +45 55737578
Residencies available November–May for ceramicists, painters, writers and composers who stay in one of three small apartments. Use of living and workshop facilities is free; artists must pay for materials.
P. Nørkjærs Plads 15
DK-9800 Hjørring, Denmark
Tel: +45 98924133
Information on the biggest independent art center in Finland.
Handelsesplanaden 23 A
FIN-65100 Vaasa, Finland
Residencies of up to 4 months. Application deadlines are September 30 and March 31. Studio space and fully equipped apartment are each about 50 square meters (538 square feet). Visiting artists are required to pay a monthly rent (€100/month in 2006), but can apply for a sponsorship to cover accommodation costs. Travel and daily expenses must be covered by the artist.
FIN-26100 Rauma, Finland
Tel: 00 358 5 0331 7465, Fax: 00 358 2 8387 4742
Residencies of 3 months, between September 10 and December 10, for artists working with camera-based art. Application deadline is June 15. With generous financial support from Bergen Municipality, Flaggfabrikken pays for the artist’s studio, accommodations and travel expenses, and provides a small grant toward covering other living expenses.
Kjetil Krøvel, Administrator
N-7042 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: 00 47 7351 3515, Fax: 00 47 7551 3372
N-6963 Dale, Norway
The NDK provides groups of visual artists, architects and designers residencies to work on specific projects. Application deadline is April 15, 2007, for 2008 residencies.
Christopher French is an artist and writer living in Houston. Terrie Sultan is the Executive Director of The Blaffer Gallery.
also by Christopher French and Terrie Sultan
- Bobbing and Weaving through the Artworld Trifecta - September 14th, 2007
- Scandinavian Travelogue, part 2 - September 2nd, 2006
- Scandinavian Dining - September 2nd, 2006
- Scandinavian Travelogue: part 1 - August 2nd, 2006