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Norwegian Photographic Fund welcomes applications twice a year: 1st February and 1st September.
In 2016 it is for the first time possible to apply for a 4 week long residency in Oslo. Deadline 10th February.

Who can apply for funding

The applicant must have completed arts education at BA-level or higher, or be able to demonstrate an artistic practice within camera-based art. Norwegian Photographic Fund allocates support to artists actively working with photography and other camera-based forms of expression who live and/or work in Norway. All applicants who meet the criteria are evaluated on equal terms.

Who can not apply for funding

Applications from students will not be considered, except for applications from final year students (higher education, BA- og MA level). If you have received funding from Norwegian Photographic Fund, you can not apply again until one year after.

What can you apply for

You may apply for exhibition,- project,- or publication funding, and also for funding other other activities that promote Norwegian camera-based art such as curatorial activity, lecture series, workshops etc. It is not possible to apply for funding permanent production equipment such as PC/mac, camera, etc.

Camera-based artists (who are members of Fordundet Frie Fotografer) may also apply for a 4 weeks residency in Oslo, deadline 10th February. This application is NOT sent through the application form on the website, but through e-mail. For more information about the residency and how to apply contact [email protected]


Download the guidelines to the application here (not valid for the residency application).

After receiving financial funding

A report shall be submitted by end of the project. A new application for project funding will not be considered before the report is submitted and approved.

Norwegian Photographic Fund must be credited in publications, information materials etc. Contact us to have our logo sent by e-mail.

Applicants can expect an answer late September-beginning of March.