bbk berlin zu Gast in der Norwegischen Botschaft: State Support for Visual Arts - Helping Artists during Corona and in Normal Times

An Online Networking Seminar by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin held on 16 & 22 April 2020 "to exchange ideas and collaborate across borders and also to simply establish contacts and keep in touch in order to inspire each other and to be able to work even better together once the situation has normalized".

PARTICIPATING & relevant INSTITUTIONS: Arts Council Norway, Association of Norwegian Visual Artists, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and European Affairs, bbk berlin berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin / Visual Artists‘ Association Berlin, BBK Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler / German Artists‘ Association, IGBK Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste.

"It is no news that artists often have a hard time making a living. Therefore public as private players have put up support schemes like scholarships and subsidized studio spaces. Norway is known for having a comparable generous system with state financed grants lasting for up to ten years. It is therefore that artists and artists` institutions in Germany have traditionally been looking north enviously. However, deep knowledge of the Norwegian support system for artists is rare in Germany; understandable given the fact that such systems are national and as support systems often are governed by rules and laws that take some time to read through. One goal of this seminar is informing the German side about the Norwegian support system in 'normal times' ”.