Open Call autumn 2021


Studio17 is an independent exhibition space for contemporary art in Stavanger, Norway. Established in 2013, it is run on a voluntary basis by artists and cultural workers. The gallery located on street level at Nytorget frequently hosts events that take place over weekends.

Around half of the projects that we present come from an Open Call, which is announced twice a year. The invited Open Call-exhibitors have curatorial freedom and responsibility for the project, with the help of Studio17’s board. Additionally we organise reading groups, publication releases, screenings, etc.

We are now inviting artists and curators to apply for our Open Call for the autumn 2021!

Application deadline:
April 30th, 2021

Who can apply?
Artists, artist groups, curators and organisations who wish to use Studio17 as an exhibition space. We are interested in applications that present either a concrete project or more broadly a body of work. In addition to group and solo exhibition one can also apply for other types of projects, such as, for example, performances, screenings etc.

How to apply?
Please send us one PDF (max 5MB) that contains the following:
1) Application form
2) Project description/description of artistic practice (max. one A4)
3) CV(s) (max one A4 per each project participant)
4) Documentation of relevant artworks (max 10 A4). Include work details, such as title, year, medium, and dimensions. Please share a link to video and sound files, DO NOT send the files.

Practical information:
Exhibitions at Studio17 are usually open for one weekend. The artists themselves are responsible installing, uninstalling, and manning the gallery during the opening hours over the project period.

Studio17 offers a fixed fee of 7000 NOK per project. In addition we can cover travels up to 2000 NOK, and material costs up to 2000 NOK per show.

Based on the applications, the board of Studio17 will select the projects invited for the Open Call, spring 2021. The board members of Studio17 are artists and cultural workers: Espen Birkedal, Mirja Majevski, Ananda Serné, Markus Strandjord Bråten and Marie Skretting.

Applications should be emailed to with «OPEN CALL autumn 2021 + your surname» in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!