bloc projects


Bloc Projects Bergen Exchange

Established in 2002, Bloc Projects is an artist-led project space in the centre of Sheffield, UK. We present and commission exhibitions, events, residencies, exchange projects and educational activity in our gallery, courtyard and offsite.

The organisation provides a platform for early-mid career artists, encouraging experimentation, collaboration across disciplines and critical dialogue among artists, audiences and partners in the city and further afield.

For more information on Bloc Project’s Programme and priorities please see the website.



In order to develop international links between artists and organisations we are offering Sheffield-based artists and curators the opportunity to embark on a week long exchange and development programme of talks, seminars, studio visits and workshops in Bergen, Norway.

The visit will foster collaborations with local arts organisations via seminars, open days and workshops held across the city.

The exchange is scheduled to take place between the 15th – 19th October 2018.

Following the exchange, the selected artists are invited to stage an event/exhibition relating to their time in Bergen. This may include works or contributions by artists and curators based in Bergen.


Bloc Projects will provide:

  • 5 days accommodation in Bergen
  • Return flights to Bergen
  • A structure for the week including workshops, seminars, studio visits and informal meetings
  • Support and budget for an event in the UK following the exchange


Please note: This opportunity is only available to artists and curators living and working in Sheffield, UK.



To apply for this opportunity, please send a CV, equal opportunities form and cover letter (approx. one side A4) explaining why this opportunity will be beneficial to your artistic or curatorial development.  Please include your address within your cover letter.


Please send applications to

Deadline: 31/03/18

Equal Opportunities form here



This project is kindly supported by Arts Council England and Making Ways and forms part of Bloc Projects’ Artist Development Programme.

The Artist Development Programme is part of Making Ways, a programme supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.