Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale

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Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale (NKD) is an independent foundation concentrating exclusively on long-term residencies, workshops and projects. It is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and has five fully equipped residencies of various sizes. Residency is offered to visual artists, architects, designers and curators. The centers facilities include wireless internet access, a common/shared workshop, a machinery hall for woodwork, a darkroom and a special ventilated room for painting, etc. The workshop is also furnished with welding equipment and facilities for printmaking.

Residency Programme since: 1998
Description of Organisation: Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale (NKD) is an Artist-in-Residence center funded by Norwegian Ministry Of Culture. Nordic Artists Centre Dalsåsen is situated in the village of Dale, the administrative center of the Fjaler municipality on the West Coast of Norway.

NKD is a foundation inspired by the vision of Oddleif Fagerheim and his wife Thora Nitter Fagerheim, who donated their house and land to the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1976.
Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen was officially opened in May 1998. The Municipality of Fjaler, the County of Sogn & Fjordane and the Norwegian Government funded the project of establishing the NKD

Organisation founded in: 1800
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • Danish
  • English
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Swedish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 4
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Architecture
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Car
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Library/research resources
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    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): Travel grant to and from limited to NOK 5.000 – Residency grant NOK 10.000 monthly
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Open studio day
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Førde airport Bringeland
    Nearest Train Station: Bergen
    How to reach by plane: From Oslo/Bergen to Førde/Bringeland airport
    Street & Number: Dalsåsvegen 143
    Postal Code: 6963
    City: Dale i Sunnfjord
    Country long: Norway