Since 2020, Nová síť and Surnadal Billag, a partner organisation, have been running a programme supporting residencies for artistic and cultural management collectives from the Czech Republic and Norway working in performing arts. This year included, applicants from the Czech Republic are invited to submit applications for support of a residency at the Surnadal Billag residency centre in Norway until 21 March. Selected applicants will receive €100 per person/day and will be provided with facilities for their residency including accommodation for 7-14 days.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 21 March 2023, 23:59

RESIDENCY PERIOD: May – October 2023


This call is intended for artistic and cultural management collectives from the Czech Republic for a residency in the Norwegian residency centre Surnadal Billag in the rural area of Surnadalsøra.

Artistic and cultural management collectives working in contemporary theatre, dance and other related performance-based genres that also explore visual arts can apply for admission to the programme. Based on the call, groups of 2-5 people will be assisted. In 2023, we plan to support about 3 projects with a residency.

The goal of the Czech-Norwegian residency programme is to support international mobility and networking, and provide residents with opportunities for new experiences and development of their skills and competencies.

Artists’ residencies: The programme aims to support creative process and emergence of new projects in performing arts, with special attention to projects transcending the boundaries of theatre, dance, performance, and fine art. Managers’ residencies: The programme supports teams dedicated, in particular, to cultural development in the regions. The goal is also to strengthen capacities and share experience with a partner organisation.

The call is for residencies taking place in the calendar period from 1 May to 31 October 2023.

Artists’ residencies at Surnadal Billag lasting from 7 to 14 days will be supported for 2-5 people. Managers’ residencies at Surnadal Billag lasting from 7 to 10 days will be supported for 2-5 people.

The Czech-Norwegian residency programme financially supports both the residents and the host organisation.

Residents’ remuneration: €100 / day / person

Residents’ remuneration is intended to cover costs related to the residency. The amount will be paid based on the mandate contract. Nová síť will cover residents’ costs related to their accommodation and working facilities provided by the host organisation. The host organisation will take care of the successful course of the residency. Participants are responsible for their own meals. Other services outside the scope are subject to the residents’ individual agreement with the host organisation and subject to a possible financial participation of the residents. The supported residents’ duty is to document the realization of the residency by providing a final report, photographs, and appropriate project publicity as agreed.

The residency centre Surnadal Billag is located in the rural area of Surnadalsøra in Møre og Romsdal region, approximately 2 hours from the city of Trondheim. It is a former bus depot that offers an expansive gallery space for research, creation and presentation of work. Accommodation is provided in a nearby picturesque building.

More information:


Open call announced: 1 March 2023 Submission deadline: 21 March 2023 Results announced: no later than 10 April 2023 Residency period: 1 May – 31 October 2023

Find the application form here: The form includes: project description, project intent and residency goal, project team, technical requirements, CV, and a brief cover letter.
For any questions, please contact the project manager, Tereza Lacmanová:, +420 773 153 741.

The Czech-Norwegian residency programme is organised in 2023 by Nová síť z. s. with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the National Recovery Plan, and the European Union.
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová
Photo: Tereza Lacmanová