As of 2019, you can exhibit or promote your work, when you participate in our program. You need to describe your ideas in your application. Exhibiting or showings are always optional.
Atelier Austmarka has existed for more than 5 years and can move forward with new residency opportunities. We work online – so this page will be modified whenever another volunteer helps out to correct it.
Land art gives you the opportunity to present art in nature. We still need to discuss every project individually to determine how and where to do it. Any land art must be removed by the artist upon his or her departure. We might ask for a deposit for the possibility to present an exhibition.
Fine Art and Figurative Artists
Figurative artists; painters and sculptors, have several showing possibilities. An exhibition could be hosted by the grocery store, the pizzeria, and the old school, a private photo gallery, or during a special opening the Atelier Austmarka studio. Currently, we are unable to make any promises, before actually discussing the options on site.
Because we are a small organisation, the artist must take full responsibility for transporting, mounting, and making all the arrangements for the exhibition. The artist must participate in every step and be present at the exhibition.
For Academics, Writers and Others
For literary and other presentations, we have the option to open some areas of the house and invite local people. It may be hosted in the living room on the first floor, the kitchen, or the studio if it is not disturbing other residents.
We have a projector for speaches and film presentations.
Be aware of:
It is quite possible that not a single local will show up for any of the events. Exhibition is a new thing in this very remote area and everything needs its time to grow. We are working hard on involving the local people, but we need to conform to their own, slow rhythm.
Please remember to include a brief application. We do need to know what your plans are. There is no paid staff/host at the studio. Our options to help and assist are limited – kindly ask you for your understanding.
We do not have:
• a printer for you to use
• free making and delivery of flyers
• car for you to rent
• exhibition grant
• free garbage disposal of leftovers from artwork/land art/temporary art projects
• plastic glasses/cups for serving
• Invite people via social platforms on the internet
• Put up a flyer created by you at the local post office.
Everything you may need to rent is available in the city of Kongsvinger at your own cost.
Remember to purchase and bring tax-free dry sparkling wine for your presentation/opening/vernissage at the airport (If alcohol is not needed, you can purchase sparkling water at the grocery store). Alcohol is very expensive in Norway.
After the exhibition, and when our agreement is completed, we can give you a documentation letter as proof of your stay. You will also be granted a page for presentation of your work on our webpage. You have to deliver the content (short text in your mother tongue and English – and provide us with images)