practical information

Sensory Walk by Elin Már Øyen Vister, during Ocean Eyes 2023, curated by Valentinas Klimasauskas (LT)

Photo by Severine Fromageat.

Application deadline : March 17




Coast Contemporary was founded by artist Tanja Sæter in 2015 in order to make it easier to survive for artists, curators and institutions. After seven editions Coast Contemporary has contributed to more than 340 collaborations in 12 countries.

C-E-A, the Norwegian Embassy in Paris and Coast Contemporary have the pleasure of inviting you to apply for attendance at Coast Contemporary 2024, EditionEight.

Coast Contemporary is a journey, a nomadic platform, a time for encounters, exchanges and art that brings together artists, art workers, and international an Norwegian curators, both established and non-established, to discover structures run by artists or international institutions. The programme of performances, exhibitions, discussions, experimental cuisine and walks is interwoven with nature, food and time for reflection. Coast Contemporary encourages international exchanges, the creation of new connections between potential collaborators and advocates slowing down. The exhibition venues and curatorial approach change with each edition. Founder and artist Tanja Saeter is responsible for the artistic direction of the eight edition. A number of institutions, artists and curators have been invited to participate in and contribute to the the development of the programme in various ways. The artist Kenneth Varpe is in charge of digital communication during the trip. He has organized each edition with Tanja since 2017.

This years, Coast Contemporary will take place in and around Oslo from Synday 15 to Thursday 19 September 2024. The programme continues in Bergen until Sunday 22 September.

For each winner, the travels, accommodation and meals will be generously covered by the Norwegian Embassy in Paris.


We kindly ask that your application is sent in English, in one PDF. This file must include :

– a brief proposal outlining the relevance of the trip to your practice (1000 words max),

– your CV,

– your biography, including a brief description of past and future projects (700 words maximum),

– images of 3-5 previous projects, reviews or other relevant material,

– relevant websites to your work.

If you have participated in previous editions, you cannot apply. However, those who have already applied but were unsuccessful may reapply.


Application deadline: March 17

Please send to:

Subject : Candidature Coast Contemporary 2024


As for each of our projects, the partners select the candidates themselves. C-E-A doesn’t participate in the jury.

For previous programs, press, podcasts and history please see

For questions regarding this year’s program please contact Coast Contemporary at

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