SKREI Convention invites applications for a residency focussing on the relevance of salted and dried cod as a natural resource and valuable food for the future. 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, are eligible to apply.
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. The project is funded by Creative Europe, as SKREI Convention is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 programme.
The residency will have a duration of seven weeks, starting in Summer 2019 and ending during the SKREI Convention’s final conference, at Museum Nord on October 12-15, 2019. Prior to the conference, the artist/s is/are invited to participate in a workshop alongside the other two artists from Portugal and Italy who are also involved in the artistic residencies of the SKREI Convention project.
Applications will be judged by a professional jury made up of 3 staff members of Museum Nord; a representative of Nordland Akademie; a representative of a food-related business (hotel, restaurant, chef); and an external curator. The selected participant will get a fee of €7,000. Travel to/from Lofoten for the residency, as well as to the final conference, will be covered. Curatorial support will be provided and collaboration with local partners as well as other project artist residencies will be encouraged.
Deadline: May 20, 2019