OPEN CALL – Pikene´s new Nordic / Baltic residency programme

Pikene på Broen are excited to launch an open call to a NEW Nordic/Baltic residency programme, with 2x artistic research fellowship residencies available in Kirkenes, Northern Norway!

The artistic research fellowship residencies are aimed for artistic research / practice-led research which is designed to support ongoing work and experiment in this field.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to residents from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, and Lithuania, Sweden and Åland. It is not necessary to have any of these Nordic/Baltic nationalities, but applicants must have a registered address in one of these countries.

Since our programme is based in Norway, unfortunately it is not possible for residents of Norway to take part in this residency. 

What does the programme offer?

  • €2000 Euro in honorar/fee paid to the artist/researcher.
  • €500 for research materials/production materials.
  • Travel, Accommodation, and a food budget throughout the stay.
  • The opportunity to present research findings/ a talk / workshop / work-in-progress within a symposium setting during the Barents Spektakel festival in 2022. 
  • Curatorial support and dialogue from Pikene på Broen.

Expectations from the research fellows:

  • Be able to work independently during the residency period.
  • Be available for a research period between 1st of November – 17th of December 2021 and the presentation period between 21st – 28th of February 2022. 
  • Present a structured and coherent work plan for the research stay.
  • Document the research process undertaken during the residency.
  • Be open to having dialogue with local actors, and to engage with the local community.

We are especially interested in artistic researchers exploring topics connected to the northern regions in Europe. We are also very keen to hear from researchers with a focus on community issues, environmental issues, and subjects that connect to security, surveillance or the new politics of travel (with vaccine passports etc.) or the ‘green’ shift in energy production. Pikene has a long-term interest in the cultures of border communities and in cross-border dialogues in different forms. 

How to apply?

The application process is as follows:

Submit an online application and send a CV / artistic portfolio / list of publications in PDF format to before Monday, 5th of July 2021 with ‘Research Fellowship [Your Name]’ in the subject field. 

Successful applicants will be informed at the beginning of August, 2021.

Questions? Get in touch!

If you have any questions about the programme and open call, please email: 

We look forward to hearing from you!


The programme is supported by Nordic Culture Point (Nordisk Kulturkontakt) – Funding for artist residencies.

*While we hope the intended programme will be unaffected by the pandemic, we must also be prepared that unexpected changes may occur.

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