Practical information for KOLT Márkomeannu

Work Facilities

KOLT Márkomeannu will use a local school and can offer workshop, sawing, arts and craft workspaces, as well as empty classrooms.

Please note that the standards are rudimentary at Kolt. We will do our best to ensure your needs are met during your stay, but we ask you to think simple.

Equipment and materials

Kolt can borrow some basic equipment and materials, such as hammer, saw, hammer, buckets, shovels, paper, pen, tape, etc. depending on participant’s needs. If you want specific materials or equipment you need to pay for it yourself, we can help you get things from the local area.

Presentation

Each participants must prepare a 10 minute presentation themselves and their work. It is useful to show examples of your work, photos, film, recording, performance. This presentation will only be for others Kolt participants. We have a projector and speakers available for presentation.

Accommodation / residence

Kolt participants live under simple conditions at Kautokeino school. Participants sleep in classrooms, about 1-3 people in each room. Kolt arrange mattress and pillow. Participants must bring their own towels. There are toilets, showers and the opportunity to wash clothes.

It is recommended that any participating artists from the area also live in the school, because a lot of Kolt's about putting an intense focus on your work. We advise participants not to have other projects, tasks or work under Kolt days.

Travel

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Participants should contact Ellen at Márkomeannu to book your tickets or with questions about how to travel to Máekomeannu.

For travel with via airplane or train: Márkomeannu will book and pay for tickets.

For travel with bus, boat or airport train: Participants book and buy the tickets and get the amount refunded by Márkomeannu afterwards on the basis of receipts.

To travel with private car: Contact Ellen to make a agreement.
Address: Nautå, 8536 Evenes, Norge. For directions.

Márkomeannu only has the possibility to support each participant with max 2500 NOK.

All participants must arrive on to Evenes/Skånland the evening of the 20th July, and leave Sunday the 29th of July.

Food

Kolt will arrange breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please tell us when applying if you have food allergies or special diets.

Climate and clothing

We encourage participants to bring warm winter clothing, thermal underwear, wool socks, warm winter coat, warm winter shoes, hat, gloves, scarves. The month of July can be cold, and even if it is a warm summer day, the nights can be cold. For weather forecast.

Participants need work clothes, casual clothing and dress clothes for festival / outdoors events.

Inviting the public; KOLT Platform

KOLT Márkomeannu is held in connection with the festival Márkomeannu and will open the 28th of July for the public. KOLT Platform´s program consists of projects that the participants have created during the Kolt-week and finished work they have brought with them.

Kolt uses the “lecture-demonstration format” for presenting art work in progress and work that still is in the idea phase to the public. Lecture-demonstration is an informal showing where the work is both demonstrated practical and where the artists talks about the idea and process. The demonstration part of the presentation can be in different formats, it can be digital, a performance, a workshop together with the audience, an event, etc. The aim is to enable the participating artists to share their process with the other participants and with the audience. This will help the artist's own reflection of their work. The display also makes it possible for the public to gain more insight into how the participating artists work and ask questions.

If a participant want to bring a finished piece to show as a part of KOLT Platform please notify us in your application and attach documentation of the piece.

KOLT Platform will use a tent / a lávvu placed on Márkomeannus festival area as its locations.

Opportunity for showing finished work

Unfortunately KOLT Márrkomeannu has a limited capacity for showing finished work, and therefore has very specific requirements for it. Kolt still want to open the opportunity to view the finished work, because we consider it a good opportunity for artists to be seen.

Prerequisites:

  • The artist must pay freight or shipping of artwork to Evenes/Skånland.
  • If the artist has performative art such as music, dance, theater, one can only show short parts of max. 10 min.
  • If the artists artwork includes other artists than themselves, the artist participating in Kolt must stand for costs. (It is perhaps possible to apply for visiting and travel support from your countries Art Council)
  • The artwork must be “finished” and ready to be showed/performed, without any additional preparation. Artists participating in Kolt cannot work with, rehearse or prepare during the Kolt week.

What we offer:

  • The showing venue (the tent/ the lávvu) will have light walls. Theatre lighting in the space will therefore have a minimal effect. Light equipment will not be available, but we can get simple single light.
  • Stage measurements is about 10 x 4.5 m. The show venue will not have floors, and the substrate will consist of the vegetation that is already there (grass, rocks, etc.).
  • It is not possible to have scenorgaphy, unless it can be taken on and off of by the performers during one owns piece. We have do not have any stage workers or time devoted to rigging.
  • It is uncertain whether it is possible to accommodate participating athletes KOLT Platform at school, but we try as far as possible to find good solutions.
  • Concerts have to be acoustic, as it basically is no audio available.

For questions about showing finished artwork contact Alexandra