LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival 2022

Artists living in Northern Norway

Call for portfolios

Curator of LIAF 2022 is Francesco Urbano Ragazzi.

As part of their research for the festival the curators would like to augment their knowledge of art and artists in Northern Norway, and therefore invite – in collaboration with the North Norwegian Art Centre, organiser of LIAF – artists living in Northern Norway to submit a portfolio presenting their artistic practice.

The LIAF curators will provide work- and production grants to four artists living in the region of Northern Norway, with the aim of producing new works for LIAF 2022. Submitted portfolios will be an important source of knowledge for the curators work with these grants, as well as constitute a part of their broader research for the wide range of activities that will be LIAF 2022.

Francesco Urbano Ragazzi urge all artists regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability to apply.

For more information on LIAF and the curators Fracesco Urbano Ragazzi, see www.liaf.no.

The portfolio should be written in english and must include in a single PDF file:

– A description of artistic practice (must not exceed 3000 characters including spacing)

– Relevant image material that documents the artistic practice (max 8 photos with image

captions, film and sound files should be attached as links in the application form)

– a CV

Please submit the portfolio as a single pdf-file to NNKS: application@liaf.no

Deadline: June 3 2021.

N.B.! only portfolios from artist with a residental address in Northern Norway – within the counties of Nordland and Troms og Finnmark – are accepted.


LIAF and Bodø 2024 European Capital of Culture collaborate to strenghten LIAF’s regional activities and the art scene in Northern Norway.

Illustration: Detail from Anna Ådahl’s installation Impossible Image, LIAF 2015. Installation of sculptural, video, and performance elements. Photo: Kjell-Ove Storvik