BAR International

Hosted by Pikene på Broen, the BAR International artist-in-residency program is open to artists of all genres along with musicians, architects, researchers and curators who are interested in exploring the Barents borderland in transition – an area which is a gateway to Russia, a crossroad for political decisions in the Arctic and a laboratory for creative solutions to economic, cultural and social challenges in the border region.

The program facilitates artistic research of the region and is aimed at new art-production and creating new stories about the High North.  Through the residency, artists gain insights into and work with the issues that are locally rooted but at the same time have global relevance.

BAR International is mobile and residencies may take place in different towns and locations within the Barents Region depending on a project needs.

Residencies may be individual or workshop-based, aimed at collaborative multidisciplinary productions that may eventually be shown at the Barents Spektakel festival or other events arranged by Pikene på Broen.

Pikene på Broen, a company of art curators and producers Kirkenes, aims at creating meeting places and build bridges across geographical borders and across art genres. They call their projects “Border-Crossing Exercises” and invite artists, musicians, architects, researchers, politicians and the wider public to join these exercises.

BAR International was started in 2008 and is part of the High North AiR network.  The program is supported by BarentsKult, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnmark, Troms and Nordland counties and the Sør-Varanger municipality.

  • June 12, 2017
    Voldemārs Johansons and Māris Maskalāns Filming Across Frozen Svalbard
    BAR International
  • June 2, 2017
    The Final Stages of Renovation at Pikene på Broen’s New Space
    BAR International,Pikene News
  • May 11, 2017
    Nordic Collaboration Investigating the Dynamics of Home and Workplaces in the North
    BAR International
  • May 9, 2017
    Victor Frankowski - Industry Meets Tourism and the Future of the Arctic
    BAR International
  • May 8, 2017
    Polar Darkness and Light with Victor Costales & Julia Rometti
    BAR International
  • November 30, 2016
    Alexis Destoop Continues his Long-term Research into the North
    BAR International

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