Østfold Internasjonale Teater offer residencies for performing artists.
(Photo above: from Motforestillingers «Prisoners of the Occupation» in residence at ØIT in 2020).
Østfold International Theatre’s residency programs offer professional performing artists the opportunity to develop an artistry or project. We offer three types residency: Scratch and Scratch dans (up to 1 week) and Residens (4 weeks).
There are two annual application deadlines, usually early June and January.
Scratch (short residency)
- 1 week’s access to the black box
- project funding of NOK 15 000,-
Scratch is a short residency to try out new ideas. This program is aimed at projects in an early exploration phase, or for testing a new element in a project. We offer one week of working time in the black box and project funding of NOK 15 000,- . The stay should conclude with a short presentation / work-in-progress and an informal Q&A. The presentation can be aimed at invited guests or an open audience. The theater director or another employee from ØITs artistic staff will follow up with a conversation about the project during or after the stay.
Artists with a local / regional connection are encouraged to apply.
In collaboration with Dansekunst i Østfold (DiØ), ØIT has expanded the Scratch program with residencies earmarked for dance projects. Applications to Scratch Dans will be treated by a committee in which a representative from DiØ participates. A representative from DiØ will also be responsible for the follow-up.
Residens (long residency)
- 4 weeks with access to the black box /rehearsal room
- Project funding up to NOK 100 000,-
Residens is aimed at artists or companies that work, or would like to work, within ØIT’s primary focus area: Art in the public space or site-specific projects. The place / area in question should be within Fredrikstad / Viken County.
There are no requirements for how far in the development the project has come. The program is primarily aimed at exploration and development, and will be followed up by ØIT.
Involvement from other disciplines or sectors of society is considered beneficial.
Duration of a long residency is usually 4 weeks with the possibility of a rehearsal room (see specifications for the hall here) or project office, and an upper limit in production subsidy of NOK 100 000,-
The stay will conclude with a presentation for specially invited guests or an open audience.
How to apply:
Application deadlines are normally set to June and January .
The applicatiob deadline for spring 2023 residencies was JUNE 15th 2022.
All applications are treated by ØITs committee. Selections are made on the basis of artistic assessments.
Processing time will vary based on the number of received applications, but should never exceed 8 weeks.
Applicants may be contacted with questions during the processing period.
Questions regarding applications may be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Specifications Black Box:
The black box is located on the ground floor.
Stage depth: 9m
Total depth ex. amphi theater: 15m
Ceiling height: 4.2m
Number of chairs in amphi theater (without corona restrictions): 88
Max. audience (with one row of seats on the floor): 99
2 wardrobes w/ shower and toilet.