Open Call Færderbiennalen

Færderbiennalen is an international festival for site-specific dance and architecture located in the coastal area of Tønsberg & Færder, Southern Norway. Initiated by a collective of architects and performing arts curators, Færderbiennalen had its first edition in august 2023. August 2024 will be the first full-scale festival, presenting Norwegian and international architecture installations and site specific dance performances of high artistic quality – site specific and in public space in the whole area.  

Open Call Færderbiennalen 2024 – Architecture

Færderbiennalen is looking for project proposals for temporary architectural installations to be presented in the city of Tønsberg or on the islands of Nøtterøy, Hvasser, Brøtsø and Tjøme, Vestfold county, Norway. The selected projects will be presented during the Færder Biennale 2024 in the scenic coastal area of Tønsberg and Færder, Norway, within the timeframe July to August 2024. Sustainability is a central value, and both existing installations and new works will be considered. Projects will be selected by an international jury according to esthetic, technical feasability and sustainability criterias, as well as relevance in the geographical/ landscape area. Site responsiveness, and works that engage with the questions of placemaking, ecology and dance are relevant aspects for the selection process.


  • Charlotte Hyldahl, Vestfold Arkitektforening
  • Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala/Eggertsson Arkitekter 
  • Johnny Svendborg, Dansk Arkitektforening/Svendborg Arkitekter (DK)
  • Giulio Torracchi, Færderbiennalen/Ola Roald Arkitekter
  • Harald K. Foss, Færderbiennalen/Arkitektoriet
  • Marianne Bilger, Færderbiennalen

    The full jury members list will be published here shortly.



Open call deadline: 6th March 2024
Jury meetings start from 10th March onwards
On-site construction in Norway: July 2024
Installation timeframe: July-August 2024


We are planning for a total of four architecture installations for the 2024 edition of Færderbiennalen, two of which will be selected through the international open call.

The applications should contain the following:
– a project description (maximum 2*A3 pages) including a project title/motto
– examples of earlier work
– CV
Please send your application as one pdf file (containing 2*A3 pages), CV and examples of earlier works as separate files with integrated links to external pages (video, sound and images), and name all files starting with the project title.





Large files can be sent via WeTransfer.
You can apply as an individual or a smaller collective.
The application are to be sent to: on 6th March at the latest. 


Sites & typology

The installation sites will be 
Potential installation sites:
  • Seaside – svaberg (rock formations polished by glaciers)
  • Open grass field
  • Seaside – beach
  • Forest landscape
  • Tønsberg town center
  • Stone quarry



The projects selected for implementation for Færderbiennalen 2024 will receive a fee of 2000 euros. Færderbiennalen will facilitate the on-site construction of the installations – the construction budget per installation is a maximum of 10 000 euros. Selected artists/architects are expected to be on-site for the building period (up to 5 days in July). The construction budget can either be used for freight and remounting of an existing installation, or to cover material- and construction costs of new works.

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We are looking forward to hearing from you!