February 27, 2013

Faculty of Fine Arts Institute for Contemporary Art and Creative Writing

Academy of Arts at UiT–The Arctic University of Norway
Alice Welsh. Photo: Frank Ludvigsen.

About Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art
The Academy of Contemporary Art aims to educate artists on a high professional level and contribute to new expertise in the Field of contemporary art. 

The Academy is located in Tromsø, North Norway, beyond the Arctic Circle. Since its early days, the town has served as a focal point in the culturally diverse circumpolar area. In this setting, the Academy of Contemporary Art aspires to develop new forms of artistic practice. What is called for here and in the world are exploratory, audacious and critical contemporary artists with sensitivity of context. The Academy of Contemporary Art seeks to be an innovative center of art. The size and character of Tromsø makes it an ideal setting for a committed and active presence. The academic and cultural establishments of the town form important points of engaged presence.

Rooted in local and regional conditions, and understanding of the complexity of place, lies the potential for a global orientation. The Academy wants to be a forum for students and staff, working in, and gaining experience from, the dynamic interplay between local and international contexts.

The studies at the Academy promote self-development through social engagement, collaborations, and insight in fundamental analytical and communication tools.

The Academy of Contemporary Art asks from the students a considerable degree of independence as well as skills, orientation, articulation and project management. An organizational structure which is fundamentally extroverted, mobile and flexible will ensure student impact and opportunities for artistic development.

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Contact: [email protected] / T + 47 776 49 178




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