Artist in residence
Seanse is a national development arena and meeting place for art production in all genres. We are based at Volda University College, which gives us access to one of the country's broadest areas of competence in art subjects, as well as good premises for artistic work. Seanse is the only center in the country that offers artist in residence for projects in all art genres.
Application for the artist in residenc program 2023 is now closed.
Next round of applications will open up Janurary 2024.
Seanse Art Centre is the only center in the country that offers residence within all art genres and all stages of development. Both individual artists and groups are welcome to apply. The residence is arranged in June and October. In total, 20 to 25 art projects will be granted residence each year.
In addition to assessing all applications, we have in 2023 a special call for ARTISTS IN EXILE to apply for residency! Good narratives and artistic expressions can contribute constructively in areas of conflict and war. Seanse will support artists who want to contribute in various ways through their work
Fees, travel and accommodation.
Working as an artist is a profession, therefore each artist is given the cost of travel and accommodation, as well as a fee during their stay.
Mentors with artistic and pediatric expertise follow you during the process. If necessary, it is possible to obtain external guidance from the campus and the many employees at Volda University College.
No one is good at everything, and during Seanse's residence program you get to participate in an interdisciplinary artist college. Good for you, good for the others.
Good working conditions
There will be an opportunity for both focused work alone, in conversations and feedback from other artists. Seanse strives to offer rooms according to the project's needs.
With a long and good collaboration with schools and kindergartens in the local area, we arrange test screenings after dialogue and agreement with the mentors.
Photo and Film
During the stay, photos and films will be taken and made available for each projects. We know that good material for use in applications and promotion is important and difficult to obtain.
About the application
All applications are considered. At the same time, we have a dialogue with our Artistic Council and the general community for various thematics in addition to the usual applications. For 2023 we have a special call for artists in exile to apply for residency! Good narratives and artistic expressions can contribute constructively in areas of conflict and war.
In the application we look for:
- Description of the project
- Who is the target group?
- Which Phase? Idea, planning or final phase?
- Idea phase, planning phase or final phase?
- Simple budget that describes how the project is intended to be financed beyond and/or before the stay at Seanse.
For questions about applying to the artist in residence program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org