Disciplines

An atelier for artists in residence in the village of Austmarka, Finnskogen, in Southeast Norway. This quiet studio is surrounded by fresh nature, wild life, mystic forests and lakes. We welcome creative people worldwide in different disciplines the opportunity for artistic production and contemplation.

Animation

Bring your own camera and equipment. Be aware that the lighting conditions in the studio are varied. There aren’t any good lamp light, we don’t have photo lights or reflectors.

The studio is lighten up by daylight, the sun affects the room in the summer until 09.30 AM and returns at 14.30PM, there are shorter days and periods of daylight during the winter.

There are a lot of windows in the studio so there are a lot of lovely natural light to work with.
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Akademia

It is poor sound insulation in the house so you can hear the other people living there.

If you are dependent on silence we recommend you bring earplugs or headphones.

We have our own stable, high speed internet that we get via our own dedicated optic cable.

You can apply for your own private workspace or a workspace with two workspaces for textwork
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Architecture

The studio can give you the peace and quiet you need to make the most intricate models
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Didgital art

As mentioned before we have excellent internet, the upload and download speed is very high, so getting things done on the internet is no problem.

The thing you have to think about if you want to work with digital art or on your computer is the daylight. We don’t have any way of keeping the sun out from the studio and the big window allows a lot of daylight and sunshine to enter the room, if you do want to work with digital art we recommend that you apply for a private working space, which is perfect if you want to work on your computer.

It is better during the winter when it’s less sunlight.
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Jewellery

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

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Drawing & Painting

There are some limitations if you want to work with paint, we don’t have any ventilation systems so you are not allowed to use: turpentine, solvents or oil based paint.

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

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Experimental Fashion

If you want to work with fashion and fabrics please be avare that we don’t have our own sewing machine, so if you need one feel free to bring your own.

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

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Landart

We have a good cooperation with the municipality and they let us use the forest for Landart.

The challenging part can be what happens to the Landart after you leave.

There are rules you have to follow regarding children’s safety and littering.

We really want to make a bigger workshop but don’t have the finances at the moment.
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Literature

The house isn’t soundproof and you’ll hear the other people who live in the house.

If you are dependent on silence we recommend you bring earplugs or headphones.

We have internet with excellent speed and stability.

You can apply for a private workspace or a shared workspace if you need that.
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Management Art theory

*** Own work groups for AiR leadership in some parts of the year?

We wish to gather other operators of AiR for exchange of experience and workshops with regards to cross border cooperation – and we want this to end in a joint application for assistance.

Feel free to send us a inquiry via the the application form down below so we can gather all the people who are interested.

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Media Art

The studio is lighten up by daylight, the sun affects the room in the summer until 09.30 AM and returns at 14.30PM, there are shorter days and periods of daylight during the winter.

There are a lot of windows in the studio so there are a lot of lovely natural light to work with.

If you need to work on your computer and need to work in a space with less sunlight or where you need a specific type of light please let us know in your application.

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Movie editing

We have a excellent and stable internet connection with good upload and download speed, this allows you to work online with your projects and you can send big files is necessary.

The light in the studio can be a bit inconvenient for computer work so consider applying for a private or shared workspace if you want to work on your computer.
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Movies/filming

Our studio is well suited if you want to work in groups or on bigger projects. We have 6 bedrooms with a total of 8 beds. You could be as many as 10 people but be aware that this will go beyond the facilities.

Be aware that the light in the studio will vary.

Bring your own camera and equipment. There aren’t any good lamp light, we don’t have photo lights or reflectors.

The studio is lighten up by daylight, the sun affects the room in the summer until 09.30 AM and returns at 14.30PM, there are shorter days and periods of daylight during the winter.

There are a lot of windows in the studio so there are a lot of lovely natural light to work with.

Multi Media

There are some limitations if you want to work with paint, we don’t have any ventilation systems so you are not allowed to use: turpentine, solvents or oil based paint.

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

If you work on a digital platform check out “Digital art”.

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Online happenings

We have wifi for online publishing.
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Paperwork/origami

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

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Photography

Bring your own camera and equipment.

Be aware that the lighting conditions in the studio are varied. There aren’t any good lamp light, we don’t have photo lights or reflectors.

The studio is lighten up by daylight, the sun affects the room in the summer until 09.30 AM and returns at 14.30PM, there are shorter periods of daylight during the winter.

There are a lot of windows in the studio so there are a lot of lovely natural light to work with.
Application form

Puppetry

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

We have contacts at the local kindergarten (children up to 6 years) if you wish to perform or show your dolls to an audience.

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Sculpture

There are some limitations if you work with sculptures. You can’t expose the other guests for noise or dust. Norway is a very cold country most of the year and there are limitations on how much you can work outdoors. It is possible to work with ice if the season allows it.

During the winter months we can have – 25C or less, so it gets quite cold.

Our studio is supposed to be a quiet place so keep that in mind when you plan what to do, think about the people around you.

There are possible to get a group together were you can use tools and work together.
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Textile

We don’t have much tools, we have a space in a weaving workshop, we have water. There are possible we can be of help to get some machines and other equipment, so please ask if you need anything.

Be aware that you might be of some nuisance the other people living in the house if you plan on using a sewing machine 24/7.

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Traditional Crafts

There are materials in the workshop, our principal is that you leave behind more than you take, this way there can slowly and easily be diversity.

We have a limited storage so bring what you need and maybe you can trade it or switch with something that is already on the house.

We don’t have many tools but other artists have left us gifts and some of their own tools.

Respect the tools we have and treat them as if they were your own.

Visual Arts

There are some limitations if you want to work with paint, we don’t have any ventilation systems so you are not allowed to use: turpentine, solvents or oil based paint.

We don’t have much materials but we believe in the “take some give some” principal, if you leave behind something you don’t need someone else might make something wonderful with it. Our storage is limited so please make sure to bring the things you need, both supplies and tools.

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Weaving workshop

The village have their own weaving workshop that we can use (note that we only dispose a limited space). The weaving workshop is 300 meters away from the studio.

There are a lot of weaves there that the local women use, there are gatherings there a couple of times a week, were women get together and work.

There can be made adjustments and a wove depending on your skills.

There will be material expenses depending on the materials you choose to work with
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Woodcraft

There are limitations to woodcraft when we don’t what to disturb the other people living in AiR, but if you want to gather inspiration and work out in the forest, the possibilities are many.
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