Guest Studio

About the Guest Studio


In the winter of 2015, VKL acquired the rental lease of Arena Vestfossen – a studio collective attached to the same building that houses VKL. The artists working there today are Lars-Andreas Tovey Kristiansen, Ståle Vold, Kenneth Alme, Javier Barrios, Are Blytt and Morten Viskum, along with Øvre Eiker Municipal Arts School.


The Guest Studio covers 130 m2 ranging across an office, a garret and work spaces. In 2015 we announced a trial period for the Guest Studio, and hired it out to artists Tonje Bartnes Andersson and Beathe C. Rønning. In 2016 the Guest studio was visited by five artists: Elin Glærum Haugland (April) Marit Silsand (May), Peter Gregorio (June), Ellen Henriette Suhrke (July), and Hilde Honerud (august). In 2017 six artists are visiting the studio: Sara Rönnbäck og Daniel Slåttnes (May), Ingrid Lønningdal (June), Franzisca Siegrist (July), Takashi Hiraide (August), Kristin Tårnesvik (September).


In the course of the coming years we will gradually find out how best to utilise the Guest Studio and what part of VKL’s art platform it should play a part in. By hiring it out to artists for a trial period we are gaining invaluable information about how best to manage and run the Guest Studio.



How to apply:

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for VKL’s Guest Studio, for five periods in the spring season (May–September).


Send us an email with a short presentation of yourself (include a link to your website) and a short project description, stating your ambitions for your stay in the Guest Studio.


Deadline and updated info for the 2018 programme will be announced mid january 2018. 


The five periods are:

A: 1.5–31.5
B: 1.6–30.6
C: 1.7–31.7
D: 1.8–30.8
E: 1.9–30.9