Artist Survival with Maria Veie

Eveniment Zoom

12 April 2023

The first workshop will take place on April 12, 10 GMT+3, via Zoom (in English).


Attending the workshop is free, but registration beforehand is required.


How to survive as an artist? In many countries private collectors are key for artist survival, as selling art works are the most important income, but Norway cannot boast on a lot of collectors – yet. Norway is more known for public art commissions and public funding of artistic research, but that does not imply that it is easy to get funding. Many funds depend on political aims or collaboration with local institutions and nonprofit organizations outside the arts, but this is hard to do if you live outside of Norway and do not know how to present your project or find these collaborators. Some artists within the field of figurative painting also have the impression that public funding bodies “detest figurative art”, but this is not the case. Norwegian funding bodies focus on the theme of your project – like with other types of research in the humanities, they care about WHY. Why is your project important? What is it about?

Join art historian, critic, and curator Maria Veie for Artist survival, an exclusive two-hour online workshop designed to help artists of all ages and backgrounds navigate the art world and thrive as art professionals. Gain insights and practical tools on how to develop your artistic career, both in Norway and internationally. During the session, Maria will cover key topics related to artist survival and explore how to define and present a project that catches the eye of galleries, museums, and public funds. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and boost your career in the art industry!


During a two-hour session, art historian, critic, curator, and former gallerist Maria Veie will guide participants through key topics related to artist survival. The workshop is dedicated to artists of all ages and backgrounds, who would like to discover more about how to develop and survive as an art professional. The session offers a short and condensed take on this subject, providing the insight and tools to navigate artist survival in Norway and internationally. The workshop will explore the following topics: how to define a project that attracts attention in Norway, and how to approach and present your project to galleries, museums, art professionals and public funds.


Maria Veie is an art historian, critic and curator with a strong focus on site specific, performative and sound based art. After many years living between Oslo and Berlin she is based in Trondheim, Norway. Currently she’s working as a Publishing Editor at Museumsforlaget specializing on academic publications within art history and museology, teaching MFA students at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and curating the performance “Liturgi for stemødre” together with the artists Liv Kristin Holmberg and Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due.

Acest workshop face parte din proiectul Valorificarea antreprenoriatului cultural și lărgirea publicului prin organizarea seriei de expoziții "About Master and Media, the paradigm of bipolarity in contemporary art" organizat în perioada septembrie 2021 - august 2023 de Galeria Sector 1, București în colaborare cu VISP, Bergen.