Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) is a working community for professional artists, and a Foundation that runs a production space for professional artists, an interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program and the exhibition space BABEL visningsrom for kunst.
LKV is housed in a former school building from 1906, and contains 42 studios for professional artists and workshops for wood and metal, darkrooms and printing facilities, in addition to a ceramic oven. The old gym building houses four apartments for guest artists in residency. As of today, 46 artists have a workplace at LKV. In addition, about 25 guest artists from different parts of the world are in residency at LKV from one to three months each year. LKV’s facilities are also used by external tenants who rent the project rooms and joint workshops for their own art productions for shorter periods.
The building is owned by the municipality of Trondheim and is leased to the artists on a non-profit basis. By means of a fairly modest investment, the owner has greatly improved the working conditions for the city’s artists. The facilities, the moderate rent and the professional fellowship also encourage art students to remain in the area after having finished their studies.
The foundation’s board:
Per Kristian Nygård (chairman)
Ellen Sofie Griegel (vice-chairman)
Marius Lervåg Aasprong