Spring / Autumn 2020 | Application deadline March 20, 2020 | 2 research and critical writing residencies
National and international writers, curators, and artistic researchers are eligible to apply. Applications are open to individuals interested in pursuing research, curatorial and critical writing opportunities related to the region of Stavanger, Norway.
The Residency in Art Writing is a self-driven program organized by Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS), and offers individuals a unique opportunity to delve into independent research, writing, and criticism based around Stavanger and the surrounding region. Research can be broadly focused on surveying the regional art scene, or targeted towards a specific area of interest. It is the goal of the residency to create and strengthen networks between national/international writers and thinkers and local practitioners while advancing regional criticism and research.
We welcome applications from curators, writers, and artistic researchers who are interested in learning about the cultural scene in the Stavanger region and with capacity for in-depth research and writing. During the residency, curators and writers will be expected to conduct studio, gallery, and institutional visits organized in collaboration with CAS, and will have the possibility of holding workshops and/or public presentations for the local community. Please note that priority for this year’s fall residency period will be given to an application that includes an interactive workshop.
Curators and writers are free from specific requirements during the residency period, however the resident will be asked to submit at least two articles for publication on CAS in the months following the residency. Articles may include essays, transcribed lectures, interviews, reviews, research findings, and/or other texts relating to the resident’s activities in Stavanger. Additionally, all residents will be asked to submit a short narrative report of their activities during the residency.
English or Norwegian speaking and writing skills are required.
The invited residents will receive:
Up to two weeks long residency in either May/June or September/October of 2020 – minimum one week
Residency grant NOK 15.000
Reimbursement of travel costs totaling NOK 7.000 (Note that reimbursement of additional travel costs can be discussed but not guaranteed)
Support in accessing artist studios, galleries and institutions
Public lecture, presentation, or workshop opportunities
Publication on CAS
Application must include:
CV including contact information and relevant links, maximum 3 pages
Two work/writing samples
Motivation Letter, maximum 1 page, including specific interest in the Stavanger region and hopes for the residency period
Available dates in May / June or September / October
All documents should be in English or Norwegian, and submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
Please submit only electronic copies of the above in ONE email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject line of your email, please specify “Residency 2020”
Application deadline: March 20, 2020
All applicants will be notified of the decision in April.
Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS) is an online 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. For more information about CAS and the Stavanger region, visit our website here.
CAS is kindly supported by Arts Council Norway, Stavanger City Municipality, and Fritt Ord. The Residency in Art Writing is supported by Arts Council Norway.