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AiR Vesteraalen

Open call for five unique residencies for artists, far above the arctic circle. Welcome to Vesterålen! 

DEADLINES

Øksnes:                        2022

Sortland:             Nov 2021

Hadsel:                 Nov 2021

ART and:

COSTAL CULTURE - NATURE - TECHNOLOGY

COMMUNITY - PLAY - URBAN SPACES

AiRV is Vesterålen’s collective boost of art with an international dimension and a firm local foundation, along with varying areas of focus in each place.

The aim of these residencies is to help develop identity, knowledge, awareness and experiences.  We seek to make Vesterålen visible to others and to reinforce cultural cooperation in the region. The project is intended to leave visible traces and contribute to local development.

ART/NATURE

/PLAY

 

You are past the 

deadline

Øksnes
 ART/COSTAL CULTURE

Deadline:
2022

Andøya
 ART/
TECHNOLOGY

You are past the deadline

Sortland

 ART/URBAN SPACES

Deadline:

Nov 2021

Hadsel

 ART/

COMMUNITY

Deadline:

Nov 2021

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Short facts:

  • We are looking for a group of artists, or up to three individuals who would work alongside each other

  • Two residencies per group, lasting ten days over a period of two years

  • These calls are open to any professional artist, regardless of gender, region or religion. We welcome established, mid-career and emerging artists, curators and writers. We invite practitioners from any art-related discipline, cross-discipline practices are also welcome

  • We welcome applicants who live and work in Europe (EU, EEA and UK)

AiRV is a joint venture between coordinating cultural institutions, municipalities, counties, the Norwegian Arts Council and local partners, with basic funding from the Community Boost grant programme. We are grateful for the support!

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Welcome to Vesterålen

Midnight sun, polar light, and fresh arctic air; People, places and their stories

Vesterålen has 30 445 inhabitants, 1330 islands, 19 bridges, and 1 national park. The archipelago is located in Northern Norway, 200 km north of the arctic circle, bordering on the Lofoten islands in the south. Although the climate is mild thanks to the life giving Gulf Stream, we experience huge contrasts in weather and light through the seasons: From the dark and stormy polar night with northern lights, to comfortable summer days were the sun never sets.

Read more about the archipelago here.