AiR: Visual art

For information about the interdisciplinary residency click here.

Professional visual artists without a residential address in Trondheim municipality.
We encourage any artistic genre.

From 1 to 3 months.
Next open call for 2025/2026 residencies will be announced in 2023.

WHAT we offer
A full equipped studio apartment during your residency period. The apartment is located in the old 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.
A large studio of 50sqm on the 1st and 2nd floor of the main building with large windows facing the park (west).
24/7 access to joint workshops for wood, metal, printmaking, analogue photography and ceramics;
Possibility to rent project rooms (50 and 90 sqm).
Opportunity to apply for an event at BABEL visningsrom for kunst in connection with the residency.
Possibility to have guests (NOK 50,- p/ night), free for children under 2 years old.

We especially encourage you to apply if you are an artist interested in engaging in the local community, either socially or through professional collaboration. 

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.
Download detailed residency information here.

Incomplete applications, and applications handed in by email will not be considered. 

In addition to the online form, the application must contain:
One PDF file (max. 10 pages and 20 MB) containing:
Artist statement (max. 1000 characters)
A project description (max. 2000 characters)
A portfolio with relevant works. If applicable please provide us with links to video and/or sound works. 
Name the PDF: ‘LKVinter_lastname’, example: ‘LKVinter_Nguyen’
If you are applying as a group, 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.
If you are applying for an event at BABEL visningsrom for kunst, please attach a separate PDF with project description and illustrations (if needed), max 3 pages.
Name the PDF: ‘LKVinter_lastname_BABEL’, example: ‘LKVinter_Nguyen_BABEL’

The applications will be reviewed by LKV’s manager, the project leader at BABEL and an external reviewer. 

Artistic quality is given priority when selecting artists for the residency program. LKV will also take artistic genre, gender and geographical balance into account. 

Suggestions of external funding
Fond for utøvende kunstneres reisestøtte
Nordic and Baltic artists
Short guide to the Norwegian Arts Council (in English)
An overview of the Norwegian Art Councils support opportunities