Open Call: KUNSTKANTEN, a New and Unique Outdoor Exhibition Arena in Bodø

The Norwegian Sculptors Society (Norsk Billedhoggerforening), Bodø2024 and Bodø Municipality seek five artists for KUNSTKANTEN: a new and unique outdoor exhibition arena in Bodø. In 2024 five art spots will be established that enter into dialogue with a city and a society undergoing change.

KUNSTKANTEN is a unique investment in art in public space. Fresh funds have been made available in order for art to play a key role in the city’s history of change.

The project provides financial support for five new works that will be installed in September 2024. To participate in the competition, please send sketches and a project description explaining details in the realisation of your project. Each contestant can send a maximum of three proposals for new works.

Production funding is 350,000 Norwegian kroner (NOK) for each of the five selected works. We also pay 50,000 NOK in remuneration per work for the exhibition period, which is two years. The artworks remain the property of the artists. KUNSTKANTEN is part of the programme for Bodø as a European Capital of Culture in 2024.

Read more about conditions and apply here!


15 SEP. 2023. Deadline for submitting proposals.
OKT. 2023 Announcing of the winners and the allotment of sculpture locations.
OKT. 2023 Presentation of the sculpture locations for the selected artists (paid travel).
2 AUG. 2024 Deadline for delivery in Bodø of the finished artworks.
14 SEP. 2024. Opening event (paid travel).

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