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Open call - Artist in Residency PILOT

The Textile Industry Museum/Gallery Salhus – Artist in Residency

Artist in residency at The Textile Industry Museum/Gallery Salhus, Bergen, Norway

  • For artists working with subjects and materials like textile, fabric, industry, labour history, etc.
  • The PILOT is open to applicants from The Nordic Countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland) 


Gallery Salhus announces offers for artist residency at The Textile Industry Museum in Salhus, Bergen, Norway, autumn 2023. Salhus is an industrial town built around the old factory Salhus Tricotagefabrik AS, which ran from 1859 to 1989.

The Textile Industry Museum wishes to test out a residency scheme linked to our museum/museum collection/the Salhus area. We aim to provide a space for mindfulness and concentration, while also contributing to the development of visual artistry and promoting contact between artists with different approaches to our museum/museum collection/ Salhus and the City of Bergen.

The PILOT for this Artist in residency scheme will take place 15 August – 15 September 2023. We will use the experiences from the PILOT to refine and adjust the arrangement towards the announcement of artists in 2024. 



For the PILOT in 2023, applications will be assessed by 3 professionals at the Textile Industry Museum/Gallery Salhus. 

E-mail: Galleri.Salhus@muho.no

Application deadline 4 June. Replies can be expected by 15 June. 


All professional artists who work with textile media or have a project related to textiles industry/labour history. You can apply as an individual or as an artist duo. The stay is personal, and there is no opportunity to bring family, partners, etc.

The artist residency is open to applicants from all the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland). 


We offer shared accommodation for two people in the first schoolhouse in Salhus from 1878 with 2 bedrooms, shared kitchen, toilet and living room, as well as a shower cubicle and washing machine in the basement. Internet is installed in the residence. In addition, we can offer a shared workspace (? sq.m. in the school building) for the two artists. We have sewing machines available.

The factory with its unique rooms and collections is available during normal working hours (08-15:30) on weekdays. Salhus with its beautiful scenery is available around the clock. We wish to facilitate different explorations of artistic practice combined with time for reflection and deepening. 

An important element of the artist's stay is the meeting between two different artistries. The two who are selected for the PILOT will share a home and can exchange ideas and learn from each other. 

  • Salhus Tricotagefabrik as seen from the seaside.
    Trond Isaksen
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    Trond Isaksen
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    Helge Sunde
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    Helge Sunde
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    Thor Brødreskift
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    Thor Brødreskift
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    Thor Brødreskift