Atelier Austmarka

Name of Residency: Atelier Austmarka

Our main goal is to invite artist to visit us.

An atelier for artists in residence in the village of Austmarka, Finnskogen, in Southeast Norway. This quiet studio is surrounded by fresh nature, wild life, mystic forests and lakes. We welcome creative people worldwide in different disciplines the opportunity for artistic production and contemplation.

Atelier Austmarka residency is located in the village of Austmarka, Finnskogen, in Southeast Norway. We seek to provide an environment of creativity, experimentation and reflection for international artists and scholars working in a wide variety of art disciplines. By providing a working studio that supports the artistic or research process with a quiet workspace surrounded by, fresh nature, wildlife, and mystical forests, we hope to give you uninterrupted time for creative exploration.

The Atelier first opened its doors to artists and scholars in 2014. This residency sits at the gateway to the Finnskogen (Finnish forest). It was here that many Finnish families settled from around the mid 1600s, and some of the local place names often reflect this. Here you will encounter rolling, wooded hills with river valleys, large and small lakes and marshlands. Finnskogen is the start of ‘Taigaen’, the massive forested belt of land that stretches from Norway, through Sweden, Finnland and Russia and ends at the Pacific.

Finnskogen is suitable for long or short walks, with it’s rich flora and fauna. You can also find old reminders of the Finnish forest culture.

Finnskogen Trekking association has worked together with its partners to offer around 1100 km of marked trails. There is a small possibility that you will experience an encounter with bears and wolves. Moose/elk on the other hand, can you be almost certain to meet!

Info about history of our near by city Kongsvinger can be found on our website

Short description of program
The Atelier Austmarka Residency welcomes emerging, mid-career and senior artists and scholars working in multiple disciplines for one week to three months. We have deadlines every quarter but accept applications all year round (open call).

The residency can accommodate 3-5 artists every month. Residents will be provided with shared work space as well as shared living accommodation and a privat bedroom. Private work space (writing office) can also be requested.

News – starting now in 2019 – Exhibition or presenting your work is possible. When you participate in our program you might apply for this.  note: You do not need to contribute in this way, but you can apply for the possibility.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Atelier Austmarka was founded in August of 2014 with the goal of providing artists with a creative environment to inspire the production of new art work and a place of solace. The institution of Atelier Austmarka offers studio residencies in the scenic village of Austmarka, Finnskogen, in Southeast Norway. This remote space offers a peaceful environment surrounded by lush nature, wildlife, forestland and lakes. We welcome worldwide creatives practicing in a variety of disciplines the opportunity to carry out a creative research or art project.

We are a non-profit making association run by volunteers and any profits will be reinvested in the association. The funds will assist activities related to the associations objectives.

Our goals and aims are a commitment to stimulate the imagination and activities for the enhancement of the artists enjoyment and creativity.

Atelier Austmarka has a voluntary board of leaders for three main activities: The board is run on a voluntary basis. The Articles of Association do not allow the payment of directors fees

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • Danish
  • English
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Swedish
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 2 week 5268,- NKR – 3 monh 24776,- NKR
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • Exhibition
  • Public talk
  • Workshop
  • No requirements
  • Other
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Open Studios
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Nearest Train Station: Kongsvinger
How to reach by plane: to Gardemoen (oslo Aerport) then train to rnes (or Lillestr?m) and then bus to Kongsvinger and bus or taxi to Austmarka
How to reach by train: from Oslo or Stockholm to Kongsvinger, then bus or taxi to Austmarka
How to reach by car: Drive to Kongsvinger. Then drive 30 minute into the forest to the small village Austmarka
Street & Number: Holmenvegen 70
Postal Code: 2224
City: kongsvinger
Country long: Norway
Holmenvegen 70
kongsvinger 2224 NOR
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