OPEN CALL – Studio for recent graduates

Design: Joana Bruno / SMØR press

Studio 101 – 31 m2 – ca NOK 2182/month
· For artists graduated in the current year or the previous year
· One-year contract – with a possibility to have a smaller studio at LKV for around 7 more years
· Available from August 1st, 2024

Application deadline: April 7th, 2024

In addition to the rent:
· Shared costs: ca NOK 4500/year
· Husrådet: NOK 400/year
· BABEL visningsrom for kunst: NOK 1200/year


Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) is a broad art institution that includes a working community for over 40 professional visual artists and craft artists, production workshops for printmaking, metal, wood, analogue photography and a ceramic kiln available to all professional artists, an international artist-in-residence program and a solid artist-run exhibition space for contemporary art: BABEL visningsrom for kunst.

The applicant needs to use the application’s form.
If your application contains audio or video, insert this as an online link in the portfolio section of your application. Application must be submitted in any of the Scandinavia languages or English.

Application must contain:
Filled in form: applicant’s full name, registered address, residential address, email address, telephone number, organization number and other relevant contact information.

Attached PDF: 13 pages maximum, 20 MB, name file: STUDIO_Lastname with:
· 1 page with presentation of your future plans (max. 400 words), short artist statement (max. 200 words), description on how the studio/workshops will help your practice/plans (max. 200 words)
· Portfolio – max. of 10 pages
· CV – max. of 2 pages

Applications are reviewed by Trondheim Municipality Studio Assignment Committee. Award criteria can be found here (in Norwegian):

Trondheim Municipality Studio Assignment Committee consists of:
– Anniken Elisabeth Storhaug, Freelance art consultant and advisor within Norwegian contemporary art
– Solveig Lønmo, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum
– Representative from NTNU Kunstakademiet
– Jørgen Mo, Norske Kunsthåndverkere Midt-Norge
– Annika Borg, Trøndelag Bildende Kunstnere
– Ellen Sofie Griegel, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder


We are pleased to announce the Open Call for our LKV International Residency Program for 2025 and 2026. Each program – interdisciplinary and crafts & visual arts – has a unique application form. LKV AiR hosts four artists simultaneously, with two apartments allocated for each program and a studio for the crafts & visual arts.

Guidelines for 2025/2026

AiR: Interdisciplinary
This AiR program focuses on interdisciplinary projects within dance, music, performing arts, film, literature (working with non-fiction literature projects) and curators. We are open for applications from professional artists that already work with interdisciplinary projects or would like to challenge their own practice.
More about the program.

AiR: Crafts & visual arts
Our International Residency Program is open to professional craft & visual artists who do not reside in Trondheim.
More about the program.

Short Notice Open Call: AiR – January/February 2024

Short Notice Open Call Residency 2024

Due to recent cancellations we have a short-deadline Open Call for 1 apartment in January and/or February 2024.

This AiR program focus on interdisciplinary practices within visual art, craft, music, dance, film, performing arts, and literature, in addition to curators and art critics.
We welcome applications from professional artists regardless of their discipline, background, or gender.
This residency is for artists that do not live in Trondheim.

Residency: January and/or February 2024
Deadline: 30th of November
Results: 11th of December

WHAT we offer
A full equipped studio apartment during your residency period. The apartment is located in the former gymnasium building just across the courtyard from the main building. This contains: 120 cm wide bed, bed linen and towels, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and storage room if needed.
24/7 access to joint workshops for wood, metal, printmaking, analogue photography and a kiln.
Possibility to rent project rooms (50 and 90 sqm).
Possibility to have guests (NOK 50,- p/ night), free for children under 2 years old.
January stay: additional large studio of 50sqm on the 1st floor  of the main building with large windows facing the park (west).

Other expenses, such as living costs, travel, materials, insurance and transport must be covered by the artists themselves. We encourage all applicants to apply for funding in their home countries.
Residency artists are expected to do a short artist talk/reading/concert/performance etc. during the stay.
As we are running the residency on limited administrative resources, selected artists must be prepared to be self reliant at times. We will do our best to facilitate contacts, network and local collaborative partners so that artists can achieve what they have set out to do for their stay. Trondheim is a small and friendly city and it is easy to get in touch with the local art community.
We do not have elevators in any of our buildings.
Unfortunately, there is no possibility to exhibit your work at BABEL visningsrom for kunst.
Download detailed residency information here.

Please send an e-mail if you have specific questions or would like more information on the facilities/collaborators. Some facilities might be subject to rent. 

We only accept digital applications through the online form.
Incomplete applications, and applications handed in by email will not be considered.
In addition to the online form, the application must contain:
1. One PDF file (max. 10 pages and 10 MB) containing:
A portfolio with relevant works. If applicable please provide us with links to video and/or sound works.
Name the PDF: ‘LKV_lastname’, example: ‘LKV_Nguyen’

If you are applying as a duo, use the contact person’s name in the application. Include CVs from everyone in the group in the attachment. This allows the PDF to be more than 10 pages, according to the number of CVs. Portfolio should be relevant for collaboration.

LKV’s 30 years celebration

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) is celebrating its 30th anniversary and invites the whole town to join in the festivities on Sunday 12 November from 12-16.

Hurramegrundt and Hubba Bubba! Lademoen Kunstverksteder is 30 years old. This year. Around this time. The 30th anniversary will be celebrated in various ways, and on 12 November we invite you to a birthday party. The birthday party will include open studios, performances, activities for children, a café and a sales exhibition. There will be an exhibition with artists from the house where the art will be for sale. Cash N carry / Vipps N Go. Kristina Karlsen has created a Fantasy Room, a sensory room for the little ones. Linn Halvorsrød will hold a collage workshop for children and adults. There will be a performance by choreographer, dancer and researcher Nefeli Gioti, who is in residence at LKV, and at 15:00 a birthday speech by Morten Wolden, Director of Trondheim Municipality. This is the day to get to know the artists who have studios at Lademoen kunstnerverksteder. The day to visit artists you already know, and the day to make new acquaintances. Come and celebrate with us at Lademoen kunstnerverksteder! The doors are open from 12-16 and everyone is welcome.

See the programme:

Open studios 12:00-15:00
Imagination room for the little ones 12:00-15:00
Sales exhibition and collage workshop 12:00-16:00
Soup and coffee 12:00-14:00
Performance in the guest studio 12:30 and 14:30
Guided tour of the house 13:00
Cake and speech 15:00

Free entrance, allways!


02 – 19 November 2023

Eva Ballo, Annika Borg, Helga Bøe, Oddvar I. N. Daren, Nirmal Singh Dhunsi, Per Formo, Linn Halvorsrød, Dag Marius Hestvik, Hermann Isaksen, Farhad Kalantary, Kristina C. Karlsen, Markus Lantto, Veslemøy Lilleengen, Ann Lundström, Andrea Martinez, Tore Reisch, Solrunn Rones, Liv Rygh, Håvard Stamnes, Knut Sveen, Per Rune Vatne, Tove Weie, Anita Wollamo. 

Welcome to LKV’s anniversary exhibition Chronic Pluralism Part 1!

Opening: Thursday 02.11, 18.00–20:00

Since 1993, a total of around 150 professional visual artists have had studio space at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV), in the building that used to be Lademoen School. 

The fact that a self-organized working community of this kind has now been in operation for 30 years is something we believe is worth celebrating. We have therefore invited all 44 current tenants at LKV, one guest artist and a small selection of former tenants to take part in an anniversary exhibition at Babel – LKV’s own exhibition space for art. There are 50 artists contributing works to the exhibition, so we have divided it into two parts to accommodate all the works. If all 150 artists were to be presented, we would have had to show at least six such densely packed anniversary exhibitions. 

In addition to marking an anniversary by celebrating the artists and their work, it is also important for us to show the great diversity in art today. Both here in Trondheim and in the studios and workshops at LKV. In this working community, everyone follows their own paths, where ‘forward in all directions’ is the order of the day. This situation is like a gift package and an open door for a curious art audience: there should be something for everyone. Welcome to the first part of the anniversary exhibition and enjoy!

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The Babel Committee supports the artistic director in the execution of the exhibition program and now consists of LKV artists Anne Helga Henning, Polina Chernitskaya and Per Formo. The artistic director of Babel is Petter Buhagen.

Babel Art Space was established in 2006 and has since its opening presented around 220 exhibitions to the public. Babel is run by Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder.

Blender Workshop

When: 8 and 9 November 10-16.00, 15 November kl 12-16.00
Where: LKV, Store prosjektrom, Mellomveien 3A, Trondheim
Teacher: Einar Grinde
Participation fee: NOK 800
Deadline: November 7th
Language: Norwegian and English
Capacity: 12 participants
Registration link (first come first serves)

Lademoen kunstnerverksteder LKV invites you to a course in digital 3D modeling in Blender software.

Blender is a free, open-source-based software that can be used to create digital sketches/models/drawings and can also be used for animations. This course will be an introductory course and will focus on the basics and creating digital models. No prior knowledge or plans required.

The program is reminiscent of sketchup for those who know it, but it is a free program and has many more uses.

Example of a simple model of an exhibition space made in Blender

The following is required of those who want to attend the course. All participants must bring their own laptop with an external mouse and you must have downloaded the program in advance. Please, make sure that your laptop is compatible with the software beforehand. You can do this at Download and see if you can open the program.

Example of a digital sketch made in Blender

The course fee is NOK 800 and will cover LKV’s costs of arranging the course. This is not a subsidized course and registration is binding.

Mokulito course

Teacher: Lembe Ruben (from Graafikakoda in Tallinn)
When: 6 and 7 of November 2023 / 10 – 16.00
Where: LKV, Mellomveien 3A, Trondheim
Capacity: 10 participants
Fee: 500 kr (professional artists) / 1500kr (others)
Registration deadline: October 22nd
Language: English

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) with Graafikakoda in Tallinn, Estonia is pleased to invite you to a two-day course in mokulito at LKV. This workshop will be held by Lembe Ruben from Graafikakode, while Elisabet Also Strand in mokuhanga, artist at LKV, will host a workshop in Tallinn.

Mokulito or lithography on wood is a form of printmaking, based on principles of lithography using wood as a printing matrix instead of limestone. The technique was developed by professor Seishi Ozaku, in Japan in the 1970’s under the name Mokurito. In Japanese, Mokurito translates as Moku meaning wood, while rito is short for lithograph.

Each participant needs to only bring paper – all kind of paper works – and all other material will be provided by the what workshop. There will be a small lunch break, you are welcome to bring your “matpakke”.

Graafikakode is Estonia’s oldest printmaking workshop and belongs to Estonian Printmakers. The printmaking department at Lademoen is a joint workshop owned by the LKV foundation and operated by in-house artists.

Lembe Ruben lives and works in Estonia. Lembe graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts graphic arts department and got a Master of Arts degree in fine arts. The technique of her works are graphic art, drawing, photography and painting. She obtained the Wiiralt prize for young artist in 2011. Her works can be found in state art museums of Estonia, Latvia and Denmark.She has taught graphic arts, drawing and composition at the Estonian Academy of Arts and University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy.

Questions about courses can be directed to Elisabet Also Strand at
Registration is only accepted via the registration form below. Professional artists will be prioritised. 

The workshop is supported by the Norwegian Graphic Designers’ Fund and Eesti Kultuurkapital.

New BABEL’s artistic leader!

It is with pleasure that we announce that Petter Buhagen will be the new artistic director of BABEL visningsrom for kunst!

Petter has 15 years of experience as a visual artist in addition to ten years of experience in the operation of the legendary Noplace in Oslo, an artist-run exhibition space that he helped establish in 2011 and remained open until 2021. He is ambitious on behalf of the autonomy of art and artists, and will be an enriching contribution to LKV and BABEL in the new and exciting phase we are entering. 

He is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the artists at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, and we look forward to his start after the summer!

Open Call 2023/2024 : Residency program at Kebbel Villa · Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) is again partnering with Kebbel Villa · Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, in Schwandorf (Germany) in an residency program exchange.
We are looking for 2 professional artists that would like to take part in the exciting Residency Program at Kebbel Villa. 
You must use our application form.

Professional visual artists with a residential address in Trøndelag.
Affiliated with an art association.
We encourage any artistic genre.

Residency #1: 1 artist: 1.9.–15.10.2023
Residency #2: 1 artist: 02.09. – 30.09.2024
Deadline: June 15th, 2023
Responses: June 30th, 2023

WHAT we offer

Accommodation: Bedroom (single) with private bathroom and a common kitchen and living area, laundry room with washing machine, dryer and iron. Bedlinen and towels are available in the residence.
Wifi is available in the residence and the studios.
Working Studio: Private studio – around 20 square meter
Workshops: Lithography, etching, screen printing – access during our office hours between Monday to Thursday from 9 – 16 o´clock. Friday from 9 – 12.

Kebbel Villa / Künstlerhaus · Bildnachweis Mayer

– Other expenses, such as living costs, travel, materials, insurance and transport must be covered by the artists themself. We encourage all applicants to apply for funding.
– We do not have elevators in any of our buildings.
– The application will be equally processed by both organizations.

As part of the Artist-in-Residence Program (A-i-R Program), the Friends of the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus e.V. send Bavarian artists, writers, and composers to partner institutions around the world for a period of several weeks. In return, the Künstlerhaus welcomes around 20 international artists, writers, and composers each year to live and work in the idyllic surroundings of Schwandorf-Fronberg.

Kebbel Villa / Künstlerhaus

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder søker kunstnerisk leder for BABEL visningsrom for kunst i 50% stilling, 6 års åremål.

Foto: Inga Skålnes

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder søker kunstnerisk leder for BABEL visningsrom for kunst i 50% stilling, 6 års åremål.
Søknadsfrist: 29.05.2023 23:59 CET

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BABEL visningsrom for kunst er et kunstnerdrevet galleri startet av kunstnere ved Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) og drives i dag av Stiftelsen Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder. Utstillingsprogrammet er i hovedsak basert på open calls, og inkluderer solo- og gruppeutstillinger, samarbeid med andre aktører, tverrfaglige prosjekter av nasjonale og internasjonale kunstnere og kunstnere fra LKVs artist-in-residence program. 

Vår nye kunstneriske leder er engasjert på kunstfeltet og har en åpen og nysgjerrig tilnærming til kunst. Du har ansvar for daglig drift samt kontakt og oppfølging av utstillende kunstnere og du bidrar med erfaring fra kuratorisk virksomhet, utstillingsproduksjon og annen kunstfaglig kompetanse. Du har god oversikt over norsk og internasjonal samtidskunst. Du vil jobbe med programmering av BABEL sammen med Babelkomiteen, som består av tre kunstnere fra atelierfellesskapet Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder.

BABEL visningsrom for kunst ble etablert i 2006, og har som fokus formidling av samtidskunst til et bredt publikum. Vi ser etter deg som skaper entusiasme og nysgjerrighet for utstillingene og arrangementene ved BABEL. Du evner å nå ut til publikum, har gode skriftlige og muntlige kommunikasjonsevner og forståelse for betydningen av sosiale medier som kommunikasjonskanal. Arbeidsspråket er norsk og engelsk.

Du jobber selvstendig og har ansvar for den daglige driften av visningsrommet, herunder driftsrelaterte økonomiske forpliktelser, samt opplæring og koordinering av gallerivakter. Du er derfor en person med god forståelse og kjennskap til ledelse, administrasjon og økonomistyring. Babelkomite bistår kunstnerisk leder ved behov i den daglige driften og oppfølging av utstillende kunstnere. I samarbeid med daglig leder ved LKV utarbeider du også budsjett og holder orden på økonomi, hvor du har ansvar for det som er relatert til BABEL visningsrom.

BABEL er i en endringsfase, både når det gjelder lokasjon, rolle og drift. LKV har planlagt videreutvikling av BABEL som blant annet innebærer å flytte gallerirommet til en tidligere gymsal på 160 m2 ved LKV. Kunstnerisk leder vil være med på å videreutvikle BABEL i det nye lokalet, der visningsrommet skal ha en større rolle som formidler av samtidskunst ut fra kunstnerens premisser. Dine strategiske evner til å ivareta og videreutvikle visningsrommet, og din evne til å formidle og spre kjennskap og entusiasme for BABEL visningsrom vil være sentral i denne stillingen. 


  • Kunstfaglig programmering og utstillingsproduksjon sammen med Babelkomiteen. 
  • Daglig drift av visningsrommet, herunder opplæring og koordinering av gallerivakter. 
  • Formidling og kommunikasjon av utstillinger og arrangementer.
  • Utvelgelsen av kunstnere til artist-in-residence program ved LKV sammen med en jury.
  • Planlegge, følge opp og gjennomføre styrets visjon og strategiplan for BABEL sammen med daglig leder.
  • Ivareta kunstnernes eierskap til visningsrommet og videreutvikle visningsrommet i nye lokaler, der dens rolle som formidler av samtidskunst vil bli større og tydeligere.
  • Arbeide med flytting til nye lokaler og organisering av det nye visningsrommet (2024) 
  • Arbeid med søknader, finansiering og rapportering av prosjekter og lignende.
  • Økonomi- og budsjettansvar i samråd med daglig leder.

Vi tilbyr:

  • Mulighet til å være med på å forme og utvikle en dynamisk kunstorganisasjon
  • Mulighet til å bidra til programmer som tar for seg viktige emner i vår tid
  • Mulighet til å jobbe med lokale og internasjonale kunstnere, skapere og tenkere
  • En variert og fleksibel arbeidshverdag

Stillingen er på åremål 6 år med mulighet for forlengelse. Det må påregnes å jobbe i helger og kveldstid i forbindelse med utstillingsåpninger og arrangementer.
Tiltredelse: medio august / september 2023.
Lønnstrinn tilsvarer Statens lønnstrinn mellom 49 og 53, avhengig av erfaring / kompetanse.

LKV har en liten stab bestående av en daglig leder, en kunstnerisk leder (denne stillingen), arbeidende styreleder og en renholder. I tillegg er det fire gallerivakter og i noen perioder prosjektassistenter på engasjement. Kunstnere ved LKV organiserer seg i arbeidsgrupper som bistår ansatte i driften av LKVs ulike avdelinger på frivillig basis.

Ta gjerne kontakt med styreleder Per Kristian Nygård (+47 984 90 447) eller daglig leder Rebeka Helena Blikstad (+47 484 39 356) for spørsmål knyttet til stillingen.

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Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder er en bred kunstnerstyrt institusjon som inneholder et arbeidsfellesskap for over 40 profesjonelle billedkunstnere og kunsthåndverkere, produksjonsverksteder, et internasjonalt tverrkunstnerisk artist-in-residence-program, og BABEL visningsrom for kunst, som også inkluderer en liten, men unik bokhandel med kunstnerpublikasjoner og bøker relevante for kunstneres praksis i miljøet, BABEL bok.

Skisse av gymbygget som visningsrom for kunst av Nøysom Arkitekter