LKV

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) is a broad art institution that includes a working community for over 40 professional visual artists and artisans, production workshops available to all professional artists, an international artist-in-residence program for artists in visual arts, dance, music, performing arts, film , literature, etc. and a solid artist-run exhibition space for contemporary art that has been active for 16 years so far: BABEL visningsrom for kunst.

Established in 1993, LKV is based in a former school building from 1906 located within walking distance of Trondheim’s centre. The main building houses 42 studios, as well as production workshops for working with wood, metal, analogue photography, lithography, screen printing, etching and woodcuts, a ceramics kiln and three project rooms. The adjacent building, the former gym building, houses four apartments for the artist-in-residence program. BABEL visningsrom for kunst is located in rented venue 150 m from LKV’s main building.

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)
Per Ananiassen
Marius Lervåg Aasprong
Kristina Karlsen