Sápmi Triennale 2024 Open Call


Be Part of the Sápmi Triennale!

You are warmly invited to participate in the very first edition of the Sápmi Triennale! We are specifically looking for artists with a Sami background, residing in or outside of Sápmi, to join us in this exciting event. The first edition of the triennial will be part of the European Capital of Culture in Bodø, 2024, and in Oulu, 2026.The Sápmi Triennale offers a unique opportunity to explore and celebrate Sami art and culture through a diverse range of expressions. Join us in creating a dynamic and inclusive platform that promotes dialogue and exploration of

Sami identities.Organizations / Exhibition Venues:

Sami Center for Contemporary Art (SDG), Karasjok

Norrlandsmuseet, Bodø 2024

Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna

Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi

Oulu Art Museum, Oulu 2026The traveling exhibition opens in August 2024 in Bodø and ends in 2026.We welcome applications from:

Visual artists (graphics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, sound, performance)

Daidda Duodji practitioners (wood, horn, bone, roots, leather, fur, textile, metal)

Filmmakers (art film/short film and video art)

Our focus is on contemporary art and Daidda duodji (art). Works from the year 2020 or later will be considered.Applicants:

Individuals with Sami background and connection.

No requirement for membership in an artist organization.

Applicants from all different career stages are encouraged to apply.

Each artist can submit a maximum of five artworks.Conditions:

There are no costs to apply.

Transportation and insurance will be covered by the Triennale.

Artists selected for the exhibition will receive an artist fee, according to the standards of each country.Jury:

Kunstnerisk Råd, SDG

Maria Lind, curator, Kiruna Art Museum

Ulla Viitanen, curator, Rovaniemi Art Museum

Application form:


Note: You can send the images of your artworks to post@samidaiddaguovddas.no as jpg.

Please carefully fill in all the required information and submit all materials during the Open Call.

Deadline 15.11.2023.

Note that materials and applications sent after the deadline cannot be considered.

Answer the form in English. You can share images from e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox or websites (not WeTransfer).

For more information, feel free to reach out to us via email post@samidaiddaguovddas.no.