The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowships Programme

Programme length

3 years
180 credits

Language of Instruction

Norwegian/Swedish/Danish and English

Application Deadline

For admission next fall: February 1

Programme Description

The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowships Programme intends to secure high level artistic research and leads to expertise as Associate Professor. The Artistic Research Fellowships Programme is among the first in this field in Europe. The programme offers a three-year position as Research Fellow to candidates who have completed the highest achievable art education (a terminal degree) within their subject area. The Fellow must be associated with one of the Norwegian institutions offering one or more creative and/or performing art educations.

At the same time Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary professional community which may differ from their own artistic position and specialisation. It is a distinctive feature of this recruitment programme that artistic work shall be the chief focus of the research fellows’ projects and that the objective is to develop artistic competence at a high international level. The programme is intended to cover the whole spectrum of artistic expression ranging from dance and design to film, art, music and theatre. The research fellows will thus be part of a cross disciplinary community that goes beyond the boundaries dividing their artistic specialisations.

The Norwegian Academy of Music is one of 11 approved institutions for this programme. 

Admission Requirements

The Fellowship Programme is open to candidates who have completed the highest art education within their subject area. An applicant who has not completed the highest level of higher education within the appropriate field, must document at least five years of professional praxis after having completed a relevant BA degree to be considered for admittance. See all completed and ongoing projects on the Fellowship Programme.

Read more about Admissions and requirements on the website for The Norwegian Artistic Fellowships Programme.

The application must have a certain content and format. Read more about application requirements.

Procedure for admission to the artistic research fellowship programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Send the Application

The application and all other documentation must be sent to the Norwegian Academy of Music through Filemail.

  • Copy and paste into the “To”-field.
  • Fill in your own email address in the “From”-field.
  • Create a folder locally on your computer and place your application and all documentation in it.
  • Upload the folder to Filemail using the “Add folder”-option.
  • You are responsible for sending files in a readable format. Read more in the Procedure for admission to the artistic research fellowship programme.
  • You will get a confirmation as soon as the application is received by the Academy.


Birgitte Oppegaard Pollen

Birgitte Oppegaard Pollen

Academic Affairs and Research

Frank Havrøy

Associate Professor


Last updated: 22. June 2017