Open Call | SKREI Convention Artist Residency, Norway

Application Deadline: 20 May 2019

Skrei Convention is looking to initiate a collaboration with a creative practitioner/s (artist, designer, chef, architect and other), whose primary practice explores the nature of food and its relation to political, social, economic and environmental contexts. The residency aims to highlight the relevance of salted and dried cod as a natural resource and valuable foodstuff for the future. The selected creative practitioner/s should be comfortable with food processing and preparation as well as engaging people from diverse backgrounds.

SKREI Convention is a project that re-imagines the historic trade routes of dried and salted codfish from the North of Norway to the Baltic Sea as far as Germany, the UK, Italy and Portugal. Funded by Creative Europe, SKREI Convention is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 programme.

SKREI Convention offer:
• a fee of €7,000
• travel to/from Lofoten for the residency as well as to the final conference
• materials / design for a pop-up kitchen
• accommodation at Nyvågar
• curatorial support
• collaboration with local partners
• collaboration with the other project artist residencies
• A peer-exchange and reflective workshop with other artists involved in the project

Residency Dates: Summer – October 2019, a total of 7 weeks
Location: Nyvågar, Lofoten, Norway

For more information on how to apply and to download the call, please visit:

If you require more information about SKREI Convention’s aims, how we value Arctic Cod, and any detail on the artist residency, please feel free to get in touch with us via the following email address:

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