Located on the northern tip of the Varanger peninsula in Norway, Kvitbrakka residence is a quiet bay for restless minds. Since its inception in 2012, Kvitbrakka has welcomed more than 50 international artists, writers, musicians and guests. Over the past 10 years Kvitbrakka has been gradually developing with increasing interest and support from national institutions and regional partners to become an important cultural reference for Northern Norway.
The programme will offer residencies of 1-2 months during 2024. The themes for this year are:
- Reconstructing Arctic exploration/exploitation narratives – the North as center / periphery / boundary.
- Post-fishing industries and alternative futures for fishing communities.
- Renewable energy production in a rural and remote areas.
- Changes to ocean environments – global warming and invasive species.
- Geopolitical climate in the warming Arctic.
- Indigeneity, immigration, gender, and cultural diversity in the North.
The call is open for art practitioners as well as for art-based researchers. In the selection process, a priority will be given to the candidates who express a clear motivation for their stay in Berlevåg and/or project relevance for the local society.
The residency provides 5000 NOK (~420 EUR) for any expenses connected to the residency. It also provides free accommodation and workshop space at Kvitbrakka for 1-2 months, and access to Berlevåg Harbour Museum archive. Berlevåg Havnemuseum is also willing to sponsor/commission relevant pieces to be acquired for its contemporary art collection.