Dansearena nord in Hammerfest, Norway is offering choreographers, dancers and others working with dance and movement the possibility to apply for Artist in Residence
We accept dance- and movement projects within a wide scale. Laboratory projects as well as almost finished performances can be accepted. In your application it is important to write, how a residence with Dansearena nord will gain the artistic development of your project.
The duration of the stay is normally about 20 days. You can stay longer, but please make a comment about the duration of your stay in you have any specific requests. We ask all our artists in residence to open up for an audience viewing or some other public presentation during their stay.
Dansearena nord has been able to give selected artist home residency in 2020 in respond to the covid-19 pandemic. We are now looking into the need for further home residencies for artists in the north of Norway. There is now an option for home residency in our application form for residency autumn 2021. The same criteria will apply, but we also require information on why a home residency will be more appropriate for your project. Elaborate what you expect from a home residency, what space will you be working in, and where will you accommodate the participants.
During a residency you will have access to our fully equipped dance studio 24-7. The studio measures 16 x 10 x 4 meters. There is a PA, working and stage lights, mirror wall, dance floor, and a large window wall towards the harbour and city center. The windows may be blinded. Our residency house is close to the city center, approximately five minutes walk from the Arctic Cultural Center. There are four bedrooms and all modern facilities including free WIFI connection. The house has a beautiful view of the harbour.
Our next application date is
February 10th 2021, for residencies commencing fall 2021
Our estimated response time is five weeks.
How we select
We select artists in residence by a few criteria:
Norwegian applicants have priority
The project must have a need for a residency
Professional partners and collaborators
Dance or choreography as the main form of communication
In selecting groups, we aim to give residency to a vast variety of artists and projects. We will be looking at why you apply for a residency at Dansearena nord and what you want to gain from working here.
If offered a residency, Dansearena nord covers low fare travel costs within Norway and per diems (NOK 435 pr. person/day) during the stay for up to four persons. Costs for extra persons must be covered by the group. Artists traveling from abroad have to cover their travel to Oslo by other funding.
The jury of the fall season are the guest artists for 2021 together with the staff of Dansearena nord.