Open Call

The Arctic Arts Festival invites artists to apply for the annual Open Call.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

The Arctic Arts Festival aims to stimulate innovation and cooperation within the northern arts and culture fields. With this Open Call the Arctic Arts Festival wants to reach out to more artists, and preferably engage in a dialogue on specific projects in the early stages of new art projects. Co-producing is an important part of the Festival, and through the Open Call the goal is to strengthen the Arctic Arts Festival as a potential co-producer. Together with Talent Norge and Sparebank1 Nord-Norge we also offer a mentorship program, connecting the artists in our Open Call with international mentors from the arts scene.

The project should have its premiere at the 2020 or 2021 festival and plans to tour the Northern region or internationally will be considered positive. The Open Call takes applications from June 1. We encourage innovative, collaborative projects across the Arctic to contact us.

The projects in the Open Call can have parts or the entire budget covered, ideally there are other partners funding the project too. We are available for dialogue on possible projects in the first half of June and August/September. Submit your outlines for the project and ideas through the form below. A complete project description and budget is not necessary, but an outline for the idea and direction should be sent with the application. 


  • Arctic production
  • Regional and/or international cooperation
  • Multi-disciplinary projects
  • Innovative
  • Children as target group

Apply here:

Deadline: October 1, 2019.