Nordland Visual Theatre

Also known asFigurteatret i Nordland/FiN, formerly Nordland Dukketeaterverksted (NDV)
Organisation typeArtist company, Theatre company, Regional institution, Artists’ centre
Main focusPuppetry
Established25 Aug. 1991
Emailfigurteatret@nfk.no
WebsiteFIGURTEATERET I NORDLAND
ExpressionsPuppetry

About Nordland Visual Theatre

Nordland Visual Theatre is a production and distribution centre for puppetry, located in Stamsund, the municipality of Vestvågøy, Nordland.

Nordland Visual Theatre is responsible for producing and distributing puppetry for children, youth and adults in Nordland and to contribute to developing puppetry as an artistic genre in Norway.

Nordland Visual Theatre (in Norwegian: Figurteatret i Nordland) was established in 1991, at the time using the name Nordland Dukketeaterverksted (NDV, literally: Nordland Puppetry Workshop) in 1991.

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Nordland Visual Theatre is organised as a project theatre offering artists and project groups working with puppetry an option for production and touring cooperation and at some occasions pre-projecting, summer residence and workshops.

Nordland Visual Theatre is managed by the county of Nordland and financed in cooperation with the municipality of Vestvågøy and Arts Council Norway. NVT is organised as a county-managed project theatre and is part of the culture and environment department in the county of Nordland. Nordland Visual Theatre produces performances in cooperation with artists and project groups from all over the world. The productions range from traditional puppetry to puppetry combining elements from visual art, theatre, mime, dance and multimedia.

Offer to project makers:

Nordland Visual Theatre offers the artists and project groups working with puppetry an option for production and touring cooperation, and at some occasions pre-projecting, summer residence and workshops. This is managed through applications twice a year or via ordering. The offer from NVT to applicants seeking production cooperation includes economic support to parts of the production. Further they get access to production localities and technical equipment, workshops for production in Stamsund as well as professional assistance during production.

The applicants receiving the offer obligate to producing in Stamsund and touring in Nordland after ending the time of production. The Nordland tour is organised and financed in full by Nordland Visual Theatre, often in collaboration with other distributors. Nordland Visual Theatre assists during the tour with rig, equipment and means of transport. After the expiration of the contract with Nordland Visual Theatre the project group is free to tour and perform the performance as wanted.

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E-mail from Preben Faye-Schjøll 16.09.2010