About CAS

Contemporary Art Stavanger er en plattform for kunstformidling og kritisk diskurs relatert til Stavangers kunstscene. Gjennom research-baserte tekster, essays, kunstkritikk, intervjuer og profiler formidler CAS hva som skjer i det voksende kunstmiljøet i Stavanger, samtidig som det åpnes for en bredere offentlig diskurs rundt billedkunstfeltet. Gjennom kunstkalenderen og sosiale media kan man få oversikt over aktuelle utstillinger, åpninger og arrangementer.

CAS fungerer som en informasjonsplattform for det lokale kunstmiljøet samtidig som Stavanger settes på kartet og knyttes opp mot et større, internasjonalt nettverk.

CAS er stolte av å jobbe med et bredt spekter av bidragsytere, og vi ønsker velkommen bidrag fra lokale, nasjonale og internasjonale skribenter. Alle forslag til artikler må være relevante for Stavanger-regionen og skal være skrevet på norsk eller engelsk. For mer informasjon om formalia og honorar, vennligst kontakt oss på info@contemporaryartstavanger.no

Tidligere bidragsytere inkluderer: Ragnhild Aamås, Margrethe Aanestad, Guttorm Andreasen, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Maria Bordorff, Kristina Ketola Bore, Travis Boyer, Andreas Breivik, Soojin Chang, Sarah Davidson, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Dylan Gauthier, Widar Halén, Geir Haraldseth, Aslak Høyersten, Charlotte Jansen, Marie Stokkenes Johansen, Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Heather Jones, Kimberly Kitada, Henning Klungtvedt, Mathias Kryger, Natasha Marie Llorens, Amy Mackie, Angels Miralda, Philipp Kleinmichel, Santiago Mostyn, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Wencke Muhleisen, Frode Felipe Schjelderup, Øystein Sjåstad, Arnhild Sunnanå, Agatha Wara, Astrid Helen Windingstad, Maiken Winum

Contemporary Art Stavanger is a platform for the dissemination of information and critical discourse on the visual arts in relation to the city of Stavanger, Norway. We aim to reveal the rich resources and growing visual arts culture in Stavanger by providing critical content through research-based texts, essays, reviews, interviews, profiles, social media and a calendar of upcoming exhibitions and events.

CAS serves as an informational hub, simultaneously serving the local community while locating and connecting Stavanger to a larger global network.


CAS is proud to work with a wide variety of contributors, and we welcome submissions from local, national, and international writers. All proposals for articles must be relevant to the Stavanger region, and should be written in either Norwegian or English. For further information regarding submission details and remuneration, please contact us at info@contemporaryartstavanger.no


Past contributors include: Ragnhild Aamås, Margrethe Aanestad, Guttorm Andreasen, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Maria Bordorff, Kristina Ketola Bore, Travis Boyer, Andreas Breivik, Soojin Chang, Sarah Davidson, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Dylan Gauthier, Widar Halén, Geir Haraldseth, Aslak Høyersten, Charlotte Jansen, Marie Stokkenes Johansen, Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Heather Jones, Kimberly Kitada, Henning Klungtvedt, Mathias Kryger, Natasha Marie Llorens, Amy Mackie, Angels Miralda, Philipp Kleinmichel, Santiago Mostyn, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Wencke Muhleisen, Frode Felipe Schjelderup, Øystein Sjåstad, Arnhild Sunnanå, Agatha Wara, Astrid Helen Windingstad, Maiken Winum


Heather Jones

International Editor / Internasjonal redaktør

Astrid Helen Windingstad

Editor and General Manager / Redaktør og daglig leder

CAS is kindly supported by

City Of Stavanger

Arts Council Norway

Fritt Ord

Rogaland County Council

The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH)

About the region

Officially founded in 1125 with the completion of the cathedral (although inhabited innumerable years before then), Stavanger contains a rich cultural heritage visible in nearly every corner of the city. Original 18th and 19th century wooden houses form the core of the city, with newer architecture spreading outwards along with the growing industry and population. Characteristically, the traditional city center is small and dense, with winding, cobbled streets framed by the harbor. A recently implemented city development strategy has worked to upscale the waterfront area and expand the city center. This directive has, amongst other things, resulted in a new cultural axis, spanning from the contemporary art center Tou Scene in the newly developed brownfields on the eastside of the city center, to Bjergsted on the west side of the bay, home to the city’s new concert hall and music and performing arts education centers.

Located in the county of Rogaland on the southwest coast of Norway, Stavanger is surrounded by fjords, mountains and long, sandy beaches. The municipality of Stavanger covers an area of 68 square kilometers. Its population growth is one of the highest in the country, currently numbering 130,000 inhabitants and rising.

A city historically recognized for thriving shipping, fishing and canning industries, Stavanger is now largely supported by the North Sea’s oil resources. Currently the oil capital of Norway, with the headquarters of national operators such as Statoil and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate located here, the city attracts a diverse international work force and benefits from a wealthy municipality that publicly invests in culture and infrastructure.

With the sudden influx of new industry and resources, the city is currently experiencing a cultural revival, with more artists and curators settling in the area and increased attention paid to the city’s already existent cultural institutions.


Visual identity and website designed by João Doria.
Web development by Mats Lande.
All text set in Work Sans, by Wei Huang.