Glasslåven Arts Centre


Glassl_Ñ_ven Arts Centre welcomes artists in the fields of visual arts, performing arts dance, theatre, contemporary circus, Text based art forms authors/script/literature, visual arts/photo/film/animation/painting/drawing/sculpture, acoustic music/composition and crossover art forms to apply for residency.

The building offers production space for artists to rent on a short or long term basis. It consists of a glass blowing studio, 14 production rooms, one big production/performance hall, a gallery, shared workshop with standard equipment, high speed fiber internet, kitchen, showers and toilets.

You apply for residency in either

A standard production room (17 m2) for residencies between one to two months or

A large production room (100 m2 and 10 meter high ceiling) for residencies up to 14 days

Access to your workspace, use of all the facilities at the centre and accommodation in our residency house is free of charge. Travelling expenses and living expenses (food etc.) are not covered.

Application by electronic mail only, which must include in the mail all links to online presentations.

We require two documents that are in PDF.

Document number one must include

Project description, max one A4 page.

Please title this document: yourname_application.pdf

The second document must include

Portfolio of selected visual works/a brief description of your artistic practice/CV. Max 5Mb.

Please title this document: yourname_portfolio.pdf

(If you are also applying for a grant, you must submit an additional document containing a short motivation for receiving the grant. Please title this document: yourname_motivation.pdf).

The application can be written in Norwegian, Danish Swedish and English.

(If a group is applying the portfolio must include the CV for all in the group)

Residents are also invited to use the gallery, the large production room/performance space and the surrounding space outside for presentations of their work.

Application deadline is 15th May 2017 for the autumn of 2017 and spring of 2018.

Selection will be announced be the end of June 2017.

Jury consists of professional artists.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Glassl_Ñ_ven Arts Center is located in Gran, Hadeland, Norway one hour north of Oslo, and it opened in April 2016. The preservation of a historical barn from the 1880&rsquos has been renovated and rebuilt with ecological principals. It has become a pilot project in which the sustainability of the area through generations, has inspired forward thinking and co-friendly building techniques. The stable, hayloft and the basement potato storage are replaced with a gallery, production venues, glassblowing studio and regular studios for permanent and temporary tenants. The arts center is a ecofriendly building for high quality and professional art. Among our residing artists you&rsquoll find two stellars in Norwegian arts & crafts, glass artist Ulla-Mari Brantenberg and jewelry artist Toril Bjorg. Glassl_Ñ_ven is in a country setting and is perfect for quiet reflection. Multiple visual artists, writers, a composer and an actress are among the artists who work here on a daily basis.

Organisation founded in: 2015
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
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Application process: Postal application
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Travel / project grant: In addition to your residency, it is possible to apply for a travel / project grant of NOK 8.000 for the autumn &rsquo17/spring &rsquo18 programme. In return, grant recipients commit to making a relevant contribution to our artistic community at the centre such as a presentation, performance or exhibition of their work.
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe/restaurant
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Oslo Gardermoen
Nearest Train Station: Gran
How to reach by plane: Plane to Oslo Gardermoen, Norway?s main airport
How to reach by train: Take the train from Oslo or Gj?vik. Stop at Gran Train station
How to reach by car: 70 km north of Oslo
Street & Number: R?dhusveien 39
Postal Code: 2770
City: Jaren
Country long: Norway
R?dhusveien 39
Jaren 2770 NOR
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