Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale

General information

Brief description of organisation

Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale (NKD) is an Artist-in-Residence center funded by Norwegian Ministry Of Culture. Nordic Artists´ Centre Dalsåsen is situated in the village of Dale, the administrative center of the Fjaler municipality on the West Coast of Norway.

NKD is a foundation inspired by the vision of Oddleif Fagerheim and his wife Thora Nitter Fagerheim, who donated their house and land to the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1976.
Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen was officially opened in May 1998. The Municipality of Fjaler, the County of Sogn & Fjordane and the Norwegian Government funded the project of establishing the NKD

Brief description of residency program

Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale (NKD) is an independent foundation concentrating exclusively on long-term residencies, workshops and projects. It is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and has five fully equipped residencies of various sizes. Residency is offered to visual artists, architects, designers and curators. The centre´s facilities include wireless internet access, a common/shared workshop, a machinery hall for woodwork, a darkroom and a special ventilated room for painting, etc. The workshop is also furnished with welding equipment and facilities for printmaking.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Design, Architecture, Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

Travel grant Residency grant NOK 8000 monthly

Expenses paid by artist
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dark Room
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Norwegian

How to reach

By plane

From Oslo/Bergen to Førde/Bringeland airport

Nearest airport

Førde airport Bringeland

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dale
6963 Dale i Sunnfjord

Phone: +47 577 36 200|201

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