Live Studio: Call for Proposals

Bergen Kunsthall’s Live Studio is a research and development space dedicated to live works and hybrid practices within the context of the visual arts. Currently, in its pilot phase, the live studio provides space, equipment and curatorial dialogue to international and local artists at varying stages of their artistic progress by invitation and on the basis of an annual open call-for-proposals. The Live Studio is an approx. 70m2 space with large windows, located on the second floor of Bergen Kunsthall overlooking Lille Lungegårdsvannet.

Bergen Kunsthall is excited to offer three 2-week residencies at the Live Studio in 2023 to Bergen-based artists. We invite project proposals at all stages – from initiating new collaborations to developing ideas further, from taking research time to final tweaking.

We aim to provide an arena for artistic practices that often fall in between the categories of artistic disciplines. We hope that the space, professional equipment and conversations with Bergen Kunsthall’s curatorial team will help the selected artists to further develop their practices.

27 Feb — 10 Mar 2023
8 — 19 May 2023
4 — 15 Dec 2023

What we can offer:
Use of Live Studio and in-house equipment
Curatorial dialogue and feedback sessions with members of Bergen Kunsthall’s curatorial team
Option to share work in a semi-public format
5000,- NOK Grant per residency

The studio has a PA-system. We have a range of equipment to use in-house, such as microphones, screens, projectors.

The studio is accessible 24/7 through the Live Studio entrance. There are three flights of stairs and an elevator is available.

A fully-equipped kitchen, all-gender and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are part of the studio.

Disclaimer on sound levels:
With offices located on the same floor and a gallery space underneath, we currently ask the residents to keep the sound volume to a level that ‘respects the neighbours’ between 09:00 — 17:00. After 17:00, there are no restrictions on noise levels (except Thursdays, until 20:00 / as galleries are open).

Apply here

Deadline 1.2.2023

Any questions or comments, please contact: