Artist in Residence Bergen at USF Verftet

The Council of Bergen and USF Verftet offer a residency to professional, foreign artists of all fields visual artists, audio artists, writers, directors, dancers, musicians, stage performers, curators and composers etc. The residence is open to all international artists, but not to norwegian citizens or artists living in Norway.

The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between contemporary artists in Bergen and foreign artists.

There are two studios and two small apartments available. These are situated at USF Verftet, an old sardine factory converted into a large and diverse arts- and culture centre.

We offer a 2 – 3 months residency at USF Verftet in a rent free studio and additional accommodation. All other expences such as living costs, travel, materials, insurance and transport must be covered by the artist. The artist must apply for possible funding from her / his own home country. There is no Norwegian funding related to this residency.

Application deadline is 1st of March every year for the programming of the following year.

Residency Programme since: 1999
Organisation founded in: 1993
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): No grants
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Bergen Airport BGO – Flesland 20 km
    Nearest Train Station: Bergen City centre 2 km
    Street & Number: Georgernes Verft 12
    Postal Code: 5011
    City: Bergen
    Georgernes Verft 12
    Bergen 5011 NOR
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