Transnational Arts Production (TrAP) is an independent arts production company. Our aim is to increase diversity within Norwegian arts and culture. TrAP works with artists and projects that cross borders and brings international contemporary art to the Norwegian art scene. We work with arts in various disciplines, including visual and performing arts, film and literature.
During this season we will explore the passing of thresholds and borders, and question who is given access to re-imagine the future
We are living in a time where European identity once again is attempted rewritten into an untrue and limited history about who and what we are. During autumn 2017 we ask whether ethnic diversity is not in fact our true Nordic identity and whether the cultural world can contribute to create a new, shared sense of belonging.
Which freedoms do we take for granted, and which freedoms do we still have to fight for? This spring TrAP explores how different types of freedom can get into conflict with each other in a diverse society. We will look at how to express group identity, such as your cultural or religious background, gender or sexual orientation, while avoiding being limited by stereotypes. Through conversations, humor, and practical experiences we wish to create new ways of understanding; freedom.
Our current system of globalization has as its premise that capital and goods should be able to cross borders but that people should not. As a result, the migrant is the most controversial political figure of our time. In this season’s programme we will highlight the role of the migrant, both in a historical context and as a potential political force.
Keys to the City is an audience development programme, where we start conversations between cultural institutions and the audience groups who rarely visit them.
Year: 2017, 2018, 2019