The purpose of DKS-LAB is to facilitate experimental platforms for visual artists, artisans, designers and architects who want to develop new projects for DKS.
The project is a perennial and nationwide collaboration between selected art institutions, counties, municipalities, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Arts for Young Audiences Norway.
Selected artists will have the opportunity to develop and test projects for and with children and young people in synergy with professional peers and students.
Coincidently, the affiliated art institutions form a national network, working towards gathering and coordinating competency in art mediation for and with children and young people.
In 2022, the programme was expanded to include specialized pilot projects for professionals working in the design and architecture fields, as well as a pilot project aimed at art criticism for children and young people.
The formats of the 12 artist residencies in 2023 will vary. Some residencies have a national scope, whereas others focus on a specific region. If you wish to apply, please see the individual Open Call links below for practical information and specifications.
All attendees will be paid the same artists fee regardless of location and format. The learning experiences from DKS-LAB can be applied when devising a production proposal for the DKS portal before the registration deadline on 1 October 2023.
Design and Architecture
ROM invites an extended professional field to apply for DKS-LAB Design and Architecture 2023: a five-day laboratory aiming to develop projects wherein children and young people can experience the relevancy of their own lives and identities in the effort to solve challenges within design, architecture and urban development, as well as diversifying the architecture field with ideas, values and solutions.
DKS-LAB for Art Critics
The aim of DKS-LAB for Art Critics is bolstering art criticism as a method for reflecting on and articulating artistic experiences, and to develop new ways of teaching art criticism in The Cultural Schoolbag. The overarching goal is to encourage more children and young people to engage in creative critical practise, regardless of geography, economy and social background.