Norwegian Artistic Research Programme

The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme has national responsibility for stimulating artistic research in Norway by promoting reflection and insight based on artistic practice and encourage interdisciplinary communication.

From 2012 untill 2023 The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme funded artistic research projects for the creative and performing arts at Norwegian universities and university colleges. The programme funding terminated from 2024. On this portal you will find information about projects supported by the programme. 


NARP funded projects of a high international standard that developed and promoted international debate on artistic research. NARP encouraged international presentation and peer reviewed publications of artistic research.


Artistic research projects funded by NARP should include the following dimensions:

  • Artistic practice is at the core of the activities
  • A gender perspective and ethical issues related to the artistic practice
  • New artistic perspectives and contributions to the development of the art field
  • Contributing to critical reflection on content and context
  • Articulating and reflecting on methods and work processes
  • Promoting critical dialogue within one’s own discipline and with other relevant disciplines
  • Being accessible to the public in relevant academic forms


64 projects were supported with at total of 167 mill NOK. 

Design - 15,9 mill NOK

Film - 12,8 mill NOK

Music - 62,4 mill NOK

Performing Arts - 20,9 mill NOK

Transdiciplinary - 18,4 mill NOK

Visual - 36,3 mill NOK

Below, this exposition has a list of all projects supported by NARP in the period of 2011 untill 2026. A link to more information about or published material from each project  will open in a new window. 



Beyond Heritage: Material Making Meaning (UiB, Timothy Parry-Williams)

The Materiality of White (MoW) (KHiO, Marthe Johnslien)

1001 Nord (UiT, Geir Davidsen)

All Tomorrows Parties - post-pandemic dancing (UiS, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien)


MEMORYWORK (KHiO, Merete Røstad)

Amor Rojo (Red Love) (KHiO, Dora Garcia Lopez)

(un)Romantic / Improvising Interpretation (MNH, Ingfrid Breie Nyhus)

Sounding Philosophy (UiB, Dániel Péter Biro)

Real-Time Telematic Audiovisual Improvisation RTAI (NTNU, Alexandra Murray-Leslie)


VOICE (KHiO, Ane Hjort Guttu)

FeLT-Futures of Living Technologies (OsloMet, Kristin Bergaust)

Craftmanship (NMH, Kjell Tore Innervik)


Back Translation (KHiO, Saskia Holmquist)

Matter, Gesture and Soul (UiB, Geir Harald Samuelsen)

Reconfiguring the Landscape (NMH, Natasha Barrett)

Performing Precarity (NMH, Ellen Kristine Ugelvik)


Queens Game (HINN, Maureen Thomas)

Material Strategies (HiØ, Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk)

Costume Agency (KHiO, Christina Lindgren)

Planetary sensing: Navigating below the Surface (NTNU, Susanne M. Winterling)

Extended Composition (NMH, Henrik Hellstenius)

Art VAPO - True North (UiT, Geir Davidsen)



Amphibious Trilogies (KHiO, Amanda Stegell)

Segunda Vez (KHiO, Dora Garcia)

BLIND SPOT - Staring down the void (HiØ, Karen Kipphoff)




Den tenkende musiker (NMH, Håkon Austbø)


Performer - Audience Interaction (NTNU, Egil Bakka)

Re:Place (KHiB, Trond Lossius)

Objektivets Subjektivitet (HiL, Erik Poppe)

Porøs (KHiO, Neil Forest)

Topographies of the Obsolete (KHiB, Anne-Helen Mydland)

Pictogram-me (KHiB, Ashely Booth)

All project summaries from the applications can be found in the project database of HK-dir. Search for Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.