KOLT Márkomeannu

 When: 20th - 29th July.
Where: Evenes komune, northern Norway. Se map.
Number of participants: 5 - 10 participants.
Application deadline: 7th of May.

KOLT Márkomeannu gathers artists from the whole of Sápmi. KOLT Márkomeannu will happen in connection to the festival Márkomeannu.

KOLT Márkomeannu beginnings in evening on the 20th of July when all are presented and get practical information. Then, participants will have 2-day workshop where they will hold presentations about themselves, gain insight into Kolts philosophy, become better acquainted with the other participants and be led through various practical tasks. On Monday to Thursday, participants have the opportunity to work in groups as they want. On Friday the participants will prepare to show their artwork to the public in KOLT Platform. Saturday are open to the public. On Saturday we have the evaluation and conclusion. Sunday everyone travels home.

KOLT Márkomeannu does not have a participation fee. Accommodation, food and basic material and technique are supported by Márkomeannu. In addition Márkomeannu can support participants with max 2500 NOK to cover travel costs. You will also receive a festival pass to Márkomeannu. Read more about the prerequisites at Practical information.

Program for KOLT Márkomeannu

20 July:
21 July:

22 July:
23 - 26 July:
27 July:
28 July:

29 July:

Participants gather. Practical info.
Participants present themselves and their work.
Info on Kolts philosophy.
Kolt workshop.
Work in groups of 2 -6 people.
Preparations for showing of work.
Public showing of work and opening of KOLT Platform.
Evaluation and conclusion of Kolt.
Travelling home.

Here are some ways artist have worked at previous Kolts:

  • You can come unprepared and find someone to work with at KOLT. Create a completely new project with someone you have never worked with before.
  • You can come with an already existing project. You work with the project during the KOLT and choose how you would like to involve the other participants. They give feedback on your project or that they participate in the project during the KOLT.
  • You can work as a facilitator, for someone in KOLT, without having your own project. To take part in someone else’s process and get inspired.

Inviting the public; KOLT Platform

KOLT Márkomeannu will open one afternoon to Márkomeannu's audience. KOLT Platforms program consists of projects that the participants have created during the Kolt-week and finished work they have brought with them.
If you want to bring a already finished piece as a part of KOLT Platform you must notified this in your application. Read more about the prerequisites for bringing finished work Practical information. Here you can also read about the travel, working facilities, weather, etc.

To Apply
Deadline for applying is the 7th of May, and you apply through answering the question in our application form, and by sending in your CV and examples of your work. Applicants to KOLT Márkomeannu must have a sámi background. Every Kolt has max number participants. If there is more applicants than Kolt can accept, we will aim to create a diverse group.

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact: