Update on Art Residency in Nuuk 2017
The goal is to create better conditions for cooperation between Greenlandic and Nordic artists and make Greenland more accessible. Nuuk Art Museum, in collaboration with NAPA – The Nordic Institute in Greenland, was able to open 4 artist-in-residence programs in the fall of 2016 and spring 2017 – with support from Nordic Culture Point.
In February 2017 we will again apply for founding to continue the program in 2017 and 2018. We will know in April 2017 when we can open for applications again.
At the moment the program is closed for applications.
The residency project
Two bedrooms and one common work room have been formed with four stipends for Nordic artists in the heart of Greenland’s capital, Nuuk. A place in close connection to Nuuk’s art and culture life.
The need for cultural exchange in small areas is enormous. It creates energy, inspiration, and drive for the art and culture. This is why we have created the opportunity for artists to stay for a longer period of time, to his way create opportunities for better exchange between Greenlandic and Nordic artists.
Greenland is in many ways a country which is hard to get to – a small population and enormous distances makes it expensive to reach, and to find a place to stay in. This new project will make it possible for more artists to come and stay in Greenland for longer periods of time, and give the artists chances to have dialogues and interaction with local artists, students and common citizens with interests in art and culture.
The residency is placed in one end of Nuuk Art Museum, which is located under 5 min. of walking distance to the center of the city. The placement of the residency gives direct opportunity for inspiration from the works of art exhibited at the museum, along with the benefit of sharing roof with a well-functioning institution which manages and connects directly to the local art and culture life in Nuuk.
The artist-in-residency program includes two furnished bedrooms at approx. 8 sq. m. in size, a small kitchenette and a bathroom with shower and toilet, a common work room with access to a large balcony with a view over Nuuk city.
The artist-in-residence program is run by Nuuk Art Museum.
Guests / Artists
Within the frame of ’artist’ we invite both artists working with visual art, installations, video art, photography, music, literature and more.
There will be a board established in charge of the application process and judging the applications. The board will consist of a representative from Nuuk Art Museum, one from NAPA – the Nordic Institute in Greenland, and a local artist.
The project has received money for four Art-In-Residency programs until the summer of 2017, reserved for artists from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland) or the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).
The stay has to be between one and a half to two months of duration.
All residencies have to include a local activity. We imagine a concert, a short teaching course, an exhibition, or a collaborative project between an artist and a local institution. The activities and the local engagement can be helped along by Nuuk Art Museum or by NAPA.
About Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Art Museum is Greenland’s largest art museum. The building is approx. 700 sq. m. and houses a permanent exhibition of more than 1000 art pieces, and a newer large addition of approx. 200 sq. m. of two floors with temporary exhibitions. Today, the museum is owned by Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq. In periods where there are no artists-in-residence projects through the program, the museum will be using the rooms for travelling artists, among which artists exhibiting at the museum.