Artists in Residence - Kristiansand

General information

Brief description of organisation

The City of Kristiansand offers a residency to professional artists, who wish to live and work in Kristiansand for a period of time. The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop collaboration and network between contemporary artists in Kristiansand and other national and foreign artists and to enrich the cultural scene of our town.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Agder Art Centre administrates the Artist in Residency in Kristiansand, Norway.

Both Norwegian and international artists are welcome to apply.

The following criterias will be of importance:
• Applicants who are part of international networks, larger projects or programmes.

• Participation in projects linked to artists, groups and/or institutions in Kristiansand.

• Applicants who are planning to take part in the art environment in the city with exhibitions, professional arrangements etc.

We offer up to 3 months residency in a rent-free accommodation and additional studio. The artist must cover all other expenses such as living costs, travel, materials, insurance and transport.

Next deadline for applying for the residency is 1st of September 2019.

Use this application form:

For more guidelines, visit our website.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other
Grants available

The Cultural Rucksack program (DKS) is a program where artists convey their work to schoolchildren. Practical workshops gives both the teachers and their students the opportunity to meet artists, find new inspiration and learn new techniques. Agder Art Centre selects one artist in residence a year to execute a project within the Cultural Rucksack Program. (DKS) The workshop is usually held within one week, with approximately two classes per day. The compensation is 20.000 NOK (2115 EUR). Approximately one quarter of the total should be estimated to cover the use of material during the workshop. We are open for applications from professional artists, preferably fine artists and artisans who are interested in carrying out an art project within the schools of Kristiansand during their residency. If you are interested in suggesting such a project, you will need to submit a project description in addition to your artist in residence application. Please contact Agder Art Centre at for more information or see our website

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning

If we have gallery space available we try to exhibit work from our guest artists.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Urban:the Residency is situated in the middle of the city center, close to all main art institutions and city attractions.

  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • This is a large appartment with excelent working conditions.
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
  • Polish, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.
Contact information

Artists in Residence - Kristiansand
Skippergata 24
4663 Kristiansand

Phone: +47 47202743

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