Nordic Artists' Centre Dale
Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NKD) is an Artist-in-Residence center funded by Norwegian Ministry Of Culture. Nordic Artists' Centre Dalsåsen is situated in the village of Dale, the administrative center of the Fjaler municipality on the West Coast of Norway. NKD is a foundation inspired by the vision of Oddleif Fagerheim and his wife Thora Nitter Fagerheim, who donated their house and land to the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1976. Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen was officially opened in May 1998.
They offer excellent accommodation and working conditions. The centre offers five private residency houses, one for each artist. Five 50 m² studios with a 6 meter high ceiling and a north faced panorama window wall.
An additional common studio and carpenters workshop furnished with a good selection of equipment and power tools are also at disposal. The artists’ lodgings are fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.
Open Call Residencies 2023
Professional visual artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a three (3) months stay in 2023. Note: The program is not available for students. Applications for less than 3 months will not be considered. The time slots will be allocated according to the quarters of the year. Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to have a fairly good command of the English language. Note:
During the stay you are expected to have a presentation/talk, and to participate in an open studio day. Other events might come about. They do not run an exhibition program.
Five 50 m² studios with a 6 meter high ceiling and north-lit panorama windows. An additional common studio and carpenters workshop furnished with a good selection of equipment and heavy machines are also at disposal. The artists’ lodgings are fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.
The centre has five private residency houses, one for each artist.
NKD is located north of Sognefjorden, on the west coast of Norway. The location is in a rather secluded area, at the edge of the forest and mountains. Dale is a typically small fjord community with basic shops and a café. The nearest town, Førde is one hour away by bus. Bergen, the nearest city, can be reached by bus and boat, or car within three hours.