21 & 22 April 2018

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Norwegian Crafts

Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Registration for Oslo Open has started - Deadline December 1st!

Sigrid espelien i sitt atelier i mosseveien 20 i gamlebyen i oslo
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Nathalie fuica sanchez i sitt atelier i middelalderparken

Nathalie Fuica Sanchez i sitt atelier i Middelalderparken under Oslo Open 2017. Foto: Audar Kantun

Dear Artist,

We are excited to announce that Oslo Open 2018 will commence on the weekend of April 21st and 22nd, and we are now open for entries! We are accepting candidates until Friday the 1st of December, 2017.

1. You must re-apply each year
Our web system ensures updated lists by requiring you to re-apply each year, even if you are already part of the system, or have been a candidate at Oslo Open during previous years. Take a chance now to update your profile, or copy your old one so that we have your most recent information on the site! Find it here

2. Oslo West & Oslo East!
In 2018, we want to split the atelier agendas by parcelling the city into “Oslo East” and “Oslo West”, like we did last year. The artists on the Eastside of the river have their ateliers open on Saturday the 21st of April, and the artists on the Westside are open on Sunday, April 22nd. We tested this out in 2017, and according to our participant surveys it was easy to navigate and people enjoyed it, so we’ll do the same this year!

3. Art organisations & membership requirements
We ensure the professional status of artists included in Oslo Open, and so require that if you are a participating artist you must also be a part of an artist organization, such as NBK, UKS, NTK, FFF etc… If you are a MA student, or for any other reason are not a member of an art organisation, please expand and explain this in your registration form. Our jury will make their considerations thereafter.

4. Partnership with Norwegian Crafts
Oslo’s Arts & Crafts community are encouraged to participate in Oslo Open 2018! This year Norwegian Crafts will provide their expertise in handpicking the most relevant curators within the field of arts & crafts to visit our participating artists, opening possibilities for interesting participatory interactions at the ateliers.

5. Visitor Program, Portfolio viewings & Guided tours
Remember to include in your application whether or not you are interested in meeting with curators, showing your portfolio in our speed dating program or being a part of a guided tour. This is very important! If you don’t include this information, or fill out these forms improperly you may be incorrectly assessed by our jury, or signed up for the wrong events.

6. Opening Hours from 12.00 – 18.00
When signing up for Oslo Open, you are committing to being present at your atelier on either Saturday (Oslo East) or Sunday (Oslo West) between 12noon and 18:00. We plan our event around this mandatory attendance, so please respect the guidelines – and enjoy the festival!

7. Fees in the case of atelier art sales during Oslo Open
Remember that during the open atelier portion of Oslo Open, any sales above 2000NOK will be required to account for a 5% fee, payable and reported to BKH. As an artist, you report any sales individually here – Each artist is responsible for providing this information. You can pick up “how-to” flyers with further information at Oslo Open HQ.

If you have any problems with your online registration, or have questions on how to sign up please don’t hesitate to contact with either marianne.zamecznik@osloopen.no or info@osloopen.no
We will respond as promptly as possible.