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.
By transnational art, we mean artists, stage artists, musicians or authors that have multiple countries, continents or cultures as a part of their identity, and use this in their art. TrAP collaborates with artists who think outside the box, cross the borders between disciplines and dare to challenge established boundaries.
Over the past 11 years, TrAP has engaged more that 2000 artists, curators and performers for 179 projects, with representatives from 54 countries. Our strength lies in independent programming and flexibility in finding the right showroom for each project. TrAP collaborates with established institutions such as The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, as well as small independent venues.
TrAP is organized as a member's network of organizations and cultural institutions, with the annual meeting as legislative body, and is supported by Arts Council Norway, Akershus County Council and Oslo City Council.