Norwegian Textile Artists (NTK) announces an artist-in-residence opportunity for artists whose work relates to textile media. The residency is at Søndre Green farm in Noresund, at the foot of the Norefjell mountain range in Krødsherad Municipality, Buskerud County, Norway. With this residency, NTK aims to create an arena for concentration and in-depth research, to contribute to the development and presentation of textile art, and to promote contact between artists who use different approaches to textile media.
The residency is in collaboration with Norwegian Crafts and the Norwegian Folk Art and Craft Association (Norges Husflidlag, Norefjell).
Deadline November 15th
NTK’s board will select participants based on the submitted material. The selection is expected to be made by mid-December 2019. For questions about the artist residency, please contact Karianne Sand at NTK:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: (+47) 22335982
WHO CAN APPLY
All professional artists who work with textile media, Fiber art, or who have a project relating to textiles. Artists can apply individually, or as groups. The residency applies solely to the artists (it does not extend to family members, partners, etc.).
Note: the residency is also open to international artists.
WHAT AiR GREEN OFFERS
In addition to excellent accommodations in a historic, newly-restored farmhouse, the artists have the opportunity to work in large spaces in several of the farm buildings:
‘Hovedhuset’ (main farmhouse): workroom in ‘salen’ (the large salon) (40m2)
‘Bryggerhuset’ (brewing house): workroom / wet room (40m2)
‘Driftsbygning /låve’ (barn): project room / workroom (3m width x 16m length x 4,80m height, plus extra height due to open-truss ceiling. This room has good lighting and the possibility of working from the barn bridge.
‘Sommerfjøs’ (summer barn): workroom (35m2)
AiR Green provides good conditions for different approaches to artistic practice, for reflection and in-depth study, for working on your own in the main house and/or using the natural surroundings.
You can also immerse yourself in textile craft through the farm’s rich collection of vertical looms, flat looms and other relevant equipment. The farm’s Spælsau (Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace sheep) provide wool for spinning and dyeing. The local nature provides herbs and plants for dyeing wool.
Key to AiR Green is the encounter between different artistic practices with the textile as a common starting point. The four artists who are juryed into each residency will live together and will be given the opportunity to share and learn from each other.
Each artist must share his or her practice in the form of an Open Day at the farm in the last weekend of the residency and / or give a presentation and an artist talk at Buskerud Kunstsenter. More information about this will be given in advance of the artist residency and customised to the individual applicant.
Further information HERE