Pikene på Broen, a collective of curators and producers based in the north-eastern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, are launching an open call to a new Nordic/Baltic residency programme with two artistic research fellowship residencies.
The artistic research fellowship residencies are aimed at artistic research / practice-led research which is designed to support ongoing work and experimentation in this field.
The programme is open to residents from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, and Lithuania, Sweden and Åland. It is not necessary to have any of these Nordic/Baltic nationalities, but applicants must have a registered address in one of these countries. It is not possible for residents of Norway to take part in this residency.
Offered by the organisers
- €2000 Euro in honorarium/fee paid to the artist/researcher.
- €500 for research materials/production materials.
- Travel, accommodation, and a food budget throughout the stay.
- The opportunity to present research findings / a talk / workshop / work-in-progress within a symposium setting during the Barents Spektakel festival in 2022.
- Curatorial support and dialogue from Pikene på Broen.
Expectations from the research fellows
- Be able to work independently during the residency period.
- Be available for a research period between 1 November – 17 December 2021 and the presentation period between 21-28 February 2022.
- Present a structured and coherent work plan for the research stay.
- Document the research process undertaken during the residency.
- Be open to having dialogue with local actors, and to engage with the local community.
Pikene på Broen are especially interested in artistic researchers exploring topics connected to the northern regions of Europe. They are also very keen to hear from researchers with a focus on community issues, environmental issues, and subjects that connect to security, surveillance or the new politics of travel (with vaccine passports etc.) or the ‘green’ shift in energy production. Pikene has a long-term interest in the cultures of border communities and in cross-border dialogues in different forms.