The application deadline was March 3rd, at 1.00 pm.
Who can apply?
Artists living in Norway and Norwegian artists residing abroad, as well as artists connected to Norway for other reasons, are eligible to apply.
The exhibition has free submission. It is not a requirement that applicants have an art degree or are members of an artists organisation. Artist groups or collaborative projects can apply through one representative. Descendants of deceased artists may apply on the deceased behalf in the two first years following the artist’s death.
What can one apply with?
It is possible to apply once every year, and you may apply with three artworks/projects. All applications must include digital documentation of the artworks.
Applicants are encouraged to apply with new works, i.e. works produced during the last two years. The works one applies with should preferably not have been acquired by public institutions. The Autumn Exhibition is a sales exhibition, and the general rule is that all exhibited artworks are for sale. One can apply with artworks or projects that have previously been exhibited in other places.
The Autumn Exhibition is based on already produced artworks, meaning that we unfortunately cannot provide financial assistance for production of artworks. Participating artists receive an artist fee ( “utstillingsvederlag” in Norwegian) according to the agreement with the central government.
The application process
All applications are considered by The National Jury (DNJ). The jury consists of six artists who are elected for a period of two years by the members of the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK). The Autumn Exhibition is DNJ’s principal assignment, and they have the artistic responsibility for the exhibition. The jury does not have to give reasons for their artistic decisions, and their decisions can not be overruled.
It is within DNJ’s mandate to decide what information they wish to have access to when they consider the applications. There is, however, a strong tradition that the jury first considers all applications anonymously, but this is not a rule.
The jury evaluates applications based on digital documentation. You may be contacted during the selection process if the jury has questions about your work. All applicants can expect an answer to their application by the end of April. Adding email@example.com to your email contacts may prevent the answer from being delivered to the spam folder.
Members of DNJ 2023: Stacy Brafield, Åsil Bøthun, Marius Moldvær, Gelawesh Waledkhani og Maya Økland
What should the application include?
- File format: .jpg, .jpeg, rtf. or .pdf
- Recommended file size: 2 MB pr. image file (min. 72 dpi)
- Recommended: 1920 x 1080 pixels.
- Please note that everything is in order if you are able to upload the image in the digital application form. If a file is too big the form will automatically reject it.
- File names should be as follows: Tittle_year of production (e.g.: View_2023.jpg).
- Files containing detail images should be named: detail_Title_year of production (e.g.: detail_View_2023.jpg).
- Two-dimensional works are documented with one image per work.
- Three-dimensional works (sculpture, installations etc.) should be documented with two images. It is therefore possible to upload a total of six images in the application form (max. two images per work). Documentation of three-dimensional works should give a spatial impression, one of the images should for example show the work in a room. If video documentation is available, please upload the link in a pdf where you would normally upload an image.
- A series of works (e.g. a photo series) is regarded as one work. Please upload an overview image of the series and one image of selected individual images (a selection of images can, for example, be gathered on one page in a pdf-file).
- Use the intended field to upload images. Avoid using the project description field for this purpose.
- Video links and passwords for online videos have to be valid throughout November 2023.
- If applying with video-, sound- or performance works specify duration and how the work should be exhibited (projector, monitor, loop, point in time, frequency etc.
- Send us a link to the complete work.
- If the video is longer than 15 minutes, you should additionally send a shorter version of about 3 minutes.
- Files will be played in VLC or QuickTime if they have to be downloaded.
- If files are submitted on a flash drive this will not be returned.
- Stills from video etc. should be named as follows: still_Title_year of production (e.g.: still image_View_2023.jpg).
- All applicants are responsible for acquiring permission if sampling other artists’ work, such as someone else’s music and still or moving image material. If you are using someone else’s work, you have to collect permission from the originator/owner. If you do not have the required rights for a work, it cannot be shown at The Autumn Exhibition.
- Use the intended field for video and sound links. Avoid using the project description field for this purpose.
- A project description is only necessary if the artistic project cannot be presented through visual documentation, e.g. performances, installations, site-specific works, text-based works, conceptual works and other project-based forms of expression.
- Max. 2 pages. The project description should begin with a clear summary of the project.
Documentation sent by post
Most applicants can upload digital documentation directly into the application form. Please give this a try before you send documentation on a flash drive by post. We do not accept physical artworks, CDs or any other physical documentation. Please call us if you need any assistance.
If you need to send digital documentation on a flash drive, please use the following address:
Norske Billedkunstnere v/Høstutstillingen
The shipment must have arrived at us within March 3rd. Please do not send it as a registered (“rekommandert” in Norwegian) shipment with the postal service, but do use a service that provides a tracking number. Flash drives sent by post will not be returned.
This year the 12th edition of the biennial MOMENTUM. MOMENTUM 12 is curated by Tenthaus Art Collective, who has invited The Autumn Exhibition to a unique collaboration. Among the applications for The Autumn Exhibition 2023, The National Jury will choose one work that will be shown at MOMENTUM 12. To be considered, all you have to do is to send an ordinary application for The Autumn Exhibition 2023. Both works that are meant to be exhibited indoors and works that are meant to be exhibited outside are relevant.
MOMENTUM 12 will be located on the island of Jeløya outside Moss, from June 10th–October 8th. Read more about the biennial here.
The artwork that is to be shown at MOMENTUM 12 has to be completed and ready for delivery June 1st. Applicants considered for this opportunity will be contacted before answers are sent out. If you don’t want to be considered for MOMENTUM 12, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your work is included in the exhibition:
If your work is included in the exhibition, you have to deliver it at Kunstnernes Hus on August 17th or 18th 2023. All artists must cover the expenses related to delivery themselves.
If you’re participating with a video work, the complete digital file must be delivered by June 1st.
All participating artists have to sign the exhibition contract, which will be sent to those who receive a positive answer to their application.
The National Jury and The Autumn Exhibition are responsible for installation and mounting of the exhibition. The Autumn Exhibition disposes of the ordinary technical equipment available at Kunstnernes Hus. If your work demands equipment besides this, you are personally responsible for acquisition, maintenance, assembly and dismantling. If your work is of such a kind that you have to install it yourself, this has to be clarified with The Autumn Exhibition’s administration in advance. Unfortunately, The Autumn Exhibition does not have the means to cover costs related to travel, residency or working hours for artists installing their own work.
The Autumn Exhibition has exclusive rights to sell included artworks during the contract period. That is from the moment the work is included in the exhibition (when the answer to the application with the exhibition agreement is sent out), and until a week after the exhibition has closed. All sales during this period is managed by The Autumn Exhibition, and all inquiries regarding sales are to be forwarded to The Autumn Exhibition’s administration.
The 136th National Art Exhibition, The Autumn Exhibition 2023 opens for audiences on September 9th. An opening ceremony for participating artists, and others with an invitation, will take place on September 8th. The last day of the exhibition is October 15th.
For further information, please contact us at:
Phone: 23 00 50 00