(preferably) 2-3 months
Paid by host 

Accommodation and studio, wireless internet connection in the studio and electricity included.

Paid by artist 

Food, travel, working material, health insurance etc.

Application guidelines 
The application must consist of the application form, project proposal for the residency period and artist statement, updated cv, documentation of work. Current work is requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please limit your documentation to maximum 5 MB. If you are sending video material, please refer to downloading sites like Vimeo, YouTube etc. If you do have a personal updated website, it is accepted as application material for documentation of work, cv etc.


March 1st (annually)

Artist in Residence Bergen at USF Verftet

Artist in Residence Bergen at USF Verftet


The Council of Bergen and USF Verftet offers a residency to professional foreign artist in all fields. Through the Artist in Residence program we wish to encourage and strengthen interaction and contact between local, national and foreign artists. The residency takes place at USF Verftet, an old sardine factory transformed to a large and diverse contemporary culture house situated in the center of Bergen.

Accommodation Information 

The apartments (21 square meters each) are situated at the small boat harbour at the USF Verftet. They are equipped with essential furniture, linen and towels, cooker, refrigerator and kitchenware.  In addition to a single-bed, both apartments are provided with a sofa bed / settee sleeper. The apartments are small and not suitable for families, but just big enough for a couple.

Studio Information 
  • Studio 1 (67 square m): is suitable for a fine artist (all media) or a craft artist. The floor is tiled and the studio has basic furniture, but is not equipped with tools or computer.
  • Studio 2 (47 square m): is sound insulated for use by authors, composers or artists who works on computer / makes "clean" work. It is equipped with office furniture (no computer) and a Yamaha dgx 630 keyboard and active speakers.
Technical Information 

There is no equipment in the studios, except a keyboard and active speakers in Studio 2.


Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, with approximately 260.000 citizens. Bergen is famous for its medieval and early modern wooden city centre, which contains a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A variety of art forms are well represented with museums, theatres, galleries, happenings and a number of internationally recognised festivals (dance, music, art, film etc.).

Georgernes Verft 12
NO - 5011 Bergen
+47 55307410

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