Leveld Kunstnartun, Norway

Leveld Kunstnartun, Norway

Leveld is a small village in Ål municipality, Hallingdal in the midst of mountainous Norway app. 700 m above sea-level. The small village has a special landscape with the farms spread out on the sunny side of the valley. Leveld has been nominated as a conservation area and has app. 300 inhabitants, infant school, and Kindergarten, and a local shop. From the 1930’s about twenty artists and some writers dwelled in Leveld appreciating the view and bright clean air. They stayed in the farms and became part of the community. Agnar Mykle and Jens Bjørneboe were authors staying in Leveld. The notched storehouse belonged to Jens Bjørneboe during his transformation from a scholared painter to a well-known author. The building can be used for contemplation and writing. Leveld art center wish to maintain the tradition with artists in Leveld.

The program is for professional artists – painters, authors, musicians actors and cultural workers etc. A residence is usually for one month, but both shorter and longer time can be arranged. It is mandatory that the residents mediate their project or related topic locally by further agreement. The program includes free stay, studio and internet access at Leveld Kunstnartun. The artists should bring their own materials, utensils, PC etc. It is mandatory that the residents convey their project/art or related subjects locally by exhibition, concert, lecture etc.

Please send application to leveld.kunstnartun@gmail.com, before 15th February 2018. There is no application form, but the application must contain:

  • Personal data name, address, phone, mobile phone, date of birth, website/facebook if possible, membership in professional organization.
  • Information about yourself as an artist and production. Please refer to photos, videos, publications, exhibitions etc., and Curriculum Vitae.
  • Project/work during the program in Leveld art centre.
  • Please tell why you apply for staying at Leveld art centre.
  • Depending on their sponsor ECO it may be possible to apply for a minor scholarship for young artist during the stay. Please specify and explain if you apply for this scholarship which will be paid in instalments
  • Please indicate the desired period and time of the stay (1-3 months) and if you desire a stay in solitude or you are willing to share kitchen and bathroom with each separate bedroom.