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AiR Stavanger, Frida Hansen House

Stavanger City Council encourage international cultural cooperation in new and innovative ways. This provides the region's artists with the opportunity to gain new experiences and inspiration through interaction with a variety of European art circles. As a part of the internationalization, Stavanger provide studios for foreign artists who wish to work and be inspired by our region.

About the Stavanger region
In recent years Stavanger has emerged as an international city, in terms of business, culture and population. As a result of this, artistic and cultural life has flourished - people from all parts of the world live here and approximately 150 nationalities are represented in the region. This population diversity translates across into a vibrant artistic and cultural life.
The Stavanger region and the various districts of Rogaland county will, together with the other West Coast regions, work expansively as a catalyst for international contacts and exchange.

We have already established several international networks that provide us with important stimulus for our cultural policies. In our year as Capital of Culture 2008, we aimed to encourage international cultural cooperation in new and innovative ways. We believe that we have succeeded.

This provides the region's artists with the opportunity to gain new experiences and inspiration through interaction with a variety of European art circles. We also provide studios for foreign artists who wish to work and be inspired by our region.
Each year artists from the Stavanger region are given the chance to work in studios in Berlin and Bilbao. Similar opportunities for studio time are planned in other European locations. We also have regular cultural exchanges with other countries including visual arts, theatre and drama, as well as dance, music and film.

As examples, we can mention an extensive artist exchange between Rogaland Contemporary Art Centre and Liverpool Biennial. We also have annual artist exchange between the city of Stavanger/Rogaland Art Centre and the City of Bilbao/Bilbao Arte.   

Accommodation
Apartment on first floor, 40 m2. The apartment has a living room with sofa, dinner table & chairs, a fully equipped kitchen, a sleeping room with 1,5 size bed, bathroom, shower and laundry machines. Suitable for 2 persons.

Studio/workspace
Living room, app. 26 m2 can be used for work.

Technical information

Wireless broadband, PC and TV in the apartment.

Location

Frida Hansens House. Adress: Frida Hansensvei 7, in Hillevåg outside of Stavanger town centre. App. 5 minutes with bus from Stavanger town centre.

Paid by the artist/provided by the programme
Free for artists working with visual arts, both Norwegian and international artists, for a period of max  3 months.

Application criteria
Written open application with a CV included.

Important information:
The artist in residence program at Frida Hansens hus has been evaluated, and in 2013 it will be programmed by Rogaland Contemporary Art Center in Stavanger in order to strengthen the profile of the residency program. The focus will be on Frida Hansens’s legacy, as a textile artist, a woman and an international participant.

For more information:

Rogaland Contemporary Art Center
Nytorget 17
NO-4013 STAVANGER, NORWAY
+47 51 59 97 60


14-2 2013

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