Open Call 2023: artist residencies in Norway

Open Call 2023 : Residency programme at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV), Trondheim

From 2023, the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre initiates an exchange residency programme with Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) in Trondheim, Norway.
We are looking for 2 professional Latvian artists who would like to be for 1 month in the exciting Residency Programme at LKV!

Professional visual artists without a residential address in Trondheim municipality.
Affiliated with an art association.
We encourage any artistic genre.

1 in July 2023
1 in August 2023
Results to be announced in December

WHAT we offer
A fully equipped studio apartment for your residency period. The apartment is located in the old gymnasium building just across the courtyard from the main building. This includes: a 120 cm wide bed, bed linen and towels, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and storage room if needed.

A large studio of 50 sqm on the 1st or 2nd floor of the main building with large windows facing the park (west). 24/7 access to joint workshops for wood, metal, printmaking, analogue photography and ceramics.

Possibility to have guests (NOK 50,- p/night), free for children under 2 years old.

 Please send one single PDF (max 10 pages) with the following:
– Project description · max 400 words
– Portfolio · max 7 pages
– CV · max 2 pages


Open call: 15 November to 20 December

Jurying: end of December

Other expenses, such as living costs, travel, materials, insurance and transport must be covered by the artists. We encourage all applicants to apply for funding in their home countries.

Residency artists are expected to do a short artist talk/reading/concert/performance etc. during the stay.

As we are running the residency on limited administrative resources, selected artists must be prepared to be self-reliant at times. We will do our best to facilitate contacts, networking and local collaborative partners so that the artists can achieve what they have set out to do for their stay. Trondheim is a small and friendly city, and it is easy to get in touch with the local art community.

We do not have elevators in any of our buildings.

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) is a foundation running a studio collective with workshops and more than 40 studios for professional artists, the gallery space BABEL visningsrom for kunst and a residency programme for visual artists and interdisciplinary projects.

LKV is located in a former schoolhouse built in 1906 and has workshops for wood and metal, a dark room, lithography and graphic workshops, and a kiln. In the old gym building, we have four apartments for guest artists. LKVs workshops and project rooms are also used by external renters for production of art over shorter periods.

All residency artists will be assigned a renovated and fully equipped studio apartment in the old gym building and are expected to give a presentation during their stay.