Aldea – Center for Contemporary Art, Design and Technology

Name of Residency: Aldea Curatron Residency/ Exhibition

Aldea is offers a one-month residency annually for three artists and an additional exhibition in the Aldea gallery.

The selected artists will are housed within a 15 minute walk from the downtown core in the beautiful Christinegård Villa. It has a fully equipped kitchen, functional fireplace, large shared bathroom, multiple living rooms, large balcony and front yard. It has one of the best views in Bergen, Norway situated atop one of the many mountains surrounding Bergen overlooking the Norwegian Fjords.

Each artist will receives:

a single room inside the Villa
Honorarium 6000 NOK
Travel 5000 NOK MAX
Shipping 2000 NOK
Production Fee 4000 NOK
Free access to the Aldea workshops
In addition, the group will be given 2500 NOK to employ a text writer for their exhibition.


The Curatron software system is used as our method to select the artists for residency. Curatron is an online software tool developed to involve artists directly in the curatorial selection process. Each artist applying for the residency can view the entire pool of applicants and select other applicants they would like to spend their residency with. Curatron then calculates the final group from every applicant’s selection.

To be notified about upcoming open calls for this residency create a profile on the Curatron website.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation: ALDEA is a creative ecosystem that aims to foster the creative ambitions of our open community. Professional grade workshops (metal, wood, digital fabrication), gallery, working studios, residency program and online cultural management systems are all part of our broad set of resources. Innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology is at the core of our methodical approach used to push creative boundaries.

Servicing creative professionals and the general maker community since 2018.

Co-Founded by Cameron MacLeod and Magnhild Øen Nordahl

Directed by Cameron MacLeod

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Other
  • If other, please specify: depending on the other artists selected artists can be accompanied by other people.
    Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : We have excellent workshops free for all resident artists.
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Honorarium 6000 NOK, Travel 5000 NOK MAX, Shipping 2000 NOK, Production Fee 4000 NOK
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    Selection process: Other
    If other, please specify: Curatron
    Setting: Urban
    Street & Number: Millendalsveien 17
    Postal Code: 5009
    City: Bergen
    Country long: Norway
    Millendalsveien 17
    Bergen 5009 Norway
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