Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) is Norway's largest college of higher eduction for artists ad designers. Khio has six faculties: The Academy of Dance, The Academy of Opera. The Academy of Theatre, The Academy of Fine Art, The Academy of Arts and Crafts and the Department of Design.Khio offers numerous courses of studies at bachelor's and master's degree level within these main disciplines. The academic community at Khio is active within artistic research and development. Khio is located on the Seilduken campus on the banks of Akerselva (The Akers River).

Artistic research fellowships at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, from 01.10.2018

Oslo National Academy of the Arts aims to conduct artistic research of international importance that produces new works of art and design, knowledge and offers new perspectives and insights on art and society. Artistic research at Oslo National Academy of the Arts is expected to be innovative, further the professional fields, and based on artistic practice. Research fellowships qualify for artistic, teaching and research positions within higher art education, and for other professional carriers where advanced artistic expertise is needed.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts has recently established its own doctoral degree (PhD) in artistic research. The positions as research fellows are within this programme. Currently, Oslo National Academy of the Arts has 21 active research fellows based at all six departments.


For 2018 Oslo National Academy of the Arts has 6 vacancies, and invites candidates with strong projects of national and internationally relevance within the following subject areas:

  • Choreography, at the Dance department.
  • Interior architecture and furniture design, at the Design department.
  • Printmaking/drawing, textile, metal/jewellery and art in public spaces, at the Arts and Craft department.
  • Visual art, at The Academy of Fine Art.
  • Exploration of the human voice. Challenges, possibilities, singing techniques and maintenance as related to classical operatic voice, at the Academy of Opera.
  • Theatre (including acting, directing, writing, scenography and dramaturgy), with a preference for projects that contribute to development of discourse at the Academy of Theatre.

The new research fellows will take up the position from 1st of October 2018. The applicant must specify what subject area the application refers to. Application deadline 15th of March 2018.

The fellowship position is a three-year full-time educational post with a regular work schedule and
terms and conditions that accord with those for state employees of universities and
university-colleges. Daily workplace is at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The position's starting salary level is 'level 50': NOK 436 900 per annum before tax, position code SKO 1017, LR20 alt.8.

Requirements for applicants and their applications

Applicants for research fellowships have to document a certain degree and extent of artistic work / artistic research. General applicants are required to have a Master's degree of relevance to the application. Exceptions to this requirement can be granted provided that documentation of artistic practise demonstrates a similar level of expertise.

Applications must be sent electronically by the deadline 15th of March 2018, using the Oslo National Academy of the Art application portal at JobbNorge.no. The following supplementary documents are required:

  • Completed application attachment form, download here
  • Project description, maximum 3 500 words
  • Budget proposal
  • Complete CV
  • Documentation of artistic practice

The project description must place the project in an area/research field, and discuss research theme, questions, contexts, methods, and choice of work and presentation form. The project description must contain a progress plan, and account for special needs concerning academic or material resources, possible legal or ethical issues, and potential collaborative institutions or -partners.

Application with attachments can be filed either in a Scandinavian language or in English. All attachments must be electronic and downloadable. Only material submitted by the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

The application will initially be assessed by a committee of professionals from the given department. The most relevant applicants are invited for interviews, and the application will be externally peer reviewed before a decision is reached on what projects are to be selected for the positions.

Contact information:

For more information regarding the artistic fellowship programme please contact Linda Thu, LindThu@khio.no or Therese Veier TherVeie@khio.no. For specific guidance within the different areas please contact:

  • Suzanne Bjørneboe, SuzaBjor@khio.no, dean at the Dance Department
  • Karianne Bjellås Gilje, kbgilje@khio.no, dean at the Design Department
  • Stine Hebert, StinHebe@khio.no, dean at the Academy of Fine Art
  • Ellen Aslaksen, Elleasla@khio.no, dean at the Arts & Craft Department
  • Tore Dingstad, ToreDing@khio.no, dean at the Academy of Opera
  • Jon Refsdal Moe, JonRMoe@khio.no, dean at the Academy of Theatre

Oslo National Academy of the Arts has limited capacity to provide individual guidance in the application process.For more extensive information please refer to (only in Norwegian) : Forskrift om graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.) i kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo: https://lovdata.no/dokument/LTI/forskrift/2018-02-06-177

Additional information

The information meeting in January 31st was video documented, and is available online.



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