Artist in Residence in Dansarena Nord


About the program

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. If you require a longer stay, this must be argued for in the application. We ask all our artists in residence to open up for an audience viewing during their stay.

The Facilities

During a residency you will have access to our fully equipped dance studio 24-7. The studio measures 16 x 10 x4 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.


Applications for AIR spring 2018 will open approximately two months prior to the  application date.

Our next application dates are:​ February 10th 2018, for residencies commencing fall 2018

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 as the main form of communication
-Implementation capacity

In selecting groups, we aim to give residency to a vast variety of artists and projects.

If selected​

​If offered a residency, Dansearena nord covers low fare travel costs within Norway and per diems (NOK 205 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.

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