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Following the tragic events of July 22 2011, the Norwegian Ministry of Culture initiated a process that culminated in the Government’s decision that two memorial sites should be established after the bombing in Oslo, which killed 8 people, and the massacre at Utøya, which killed 69 people. All together 158 people were wounded in these terrorist attacks. The memorials shall be in honor of the dead, the survivors, rescue crews and volunteers.
The Art Selection Committee hereby issues an open call to a pre-qualification stage, which will lead to a closed competition between up to eight artists, arts and crafts practitioners, architects, landscape architects or collectives.
The selection of participants to the closed competition will be based on the following criteria:
• All candidates must have a formal artistic or architectural competency in the form of education or relevant practical experience.
• All candidates must state the reason for their interest in the commissions, which shows that they have a relevant understanding of what the commission entails.
Submissions to the pre-qualification stage will be made electronically. The submission consists of a brief account of the applicant’s interest in the project, documentation of previous relevant work, and a CV. For this stage the Art Selection Committee is not seeking concrete ideas or sketches for the memorial sites.
There is no entry fee.
This call to a pre-qualification stage is open to any person worldwide.
The eight people/collectives selected for the closed competition will receive a fee of 100.000 NOK (approx. 16,500 USD) for participating.
A total of 27 million Norwegian kroner (approx. 4,4 million USD) have been allocated for the realization of the projects.