Transcultural Arts Production (TrAP) is an independent arts production company. Our aim is to increase diversity within Norwegian arts and culture. We work with arts in various disciplines, including visual and performing arts, film and literature. We create art projects for a multi-cultural society. Our goal is to see the cultural diversity of Norway reflected in the arts, among artists, audience and the leaders in the cultural sector.
We believe that a broad diversity of skills, backgrounds and experiences are needed to raise the quality of arts and culture in Norway. TrAP works with artists who have multiple cultures as a part of their identity, and who are often influenced by this experience in their art. We collaborate with artists who think outside the box, cross the borders between disciplines and dare to challenge established boundaries.
As a production company, we are the link between the artist, the art space and the audience. Our strength lies in independent programming and flexibility in finding the right showroom for each project. To achieve this, 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.