Open Call for Nordic Analog Network - Artist Residency in Nordic darkrooms

Nordic Analog Network is a new collaboration between community darkrooms in the Nordic countries, organized by CYAN studio in partnership with the Finnish Darkroom Association.

The network will help photographers and darkroom groups to the share their experiences with analog photography and create contacts and networking between analog photo artists.


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The Darkroom Exchange is the artist residency program organized by the Nordic Analog Network. In 2023 10 artists wil be invited to take part in individual artists residencies at 8 different darkrooms all over the Nordic countries.
There is no application fee. Based on the received applications each darkroom will decide on the artist they want to invite for a recidency.

Travel and accommodation will be covered as well as an artist's fee to cover other expenses. During their stay the artists are free to work with whatever project they want. The invited photographer is encouraged to give some form of presentation of their work at the darkroom they are visiting and may get help to organize other activities such as workshops, small shows, artist talks, meetups with other artists or galleries and the like.

Application Deadline 15. January 2023 - application form on the website
Online Info Meeting 10.January 6pm CET -
sign up to join on the website

Each of the 8 darkrooms in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, FInland and Iceland have different set up to offer visiting artists. Some have colour labs or photo gravure equipment as well as b&w developing, some are connected to photography centres, or international art communities or situated in quiet locations with fewer people around.

You should read up on the darkroom you want to visit to see if they offer what you need.

NAN-logo.jpg  Nordic Analog Network is generously supported by Nordic Culture Point.

The Nordic Analog Network and the Darkroom Exchange is organized with support from the Nordic Culture Point.