Wrap is a centre for artistic production and communication, which provides a wide range of facilities to professional artists, on a project-to-project basis. Wrap is artist-run, but none of our facilities are exclusively reserved for any particular artist. Our tools and spaces are maintained and organised by knowledgeable professionals and our prices are subsidised in order to reflect the means of most artists, and to maintain an inclusive profile.
We also initiate and curate various artistic projects that we believe benefit the artistic communities surrounding the centre.
Wrap is supported by:
Celebrating 20 years
Check out and subscribe to our Youtube channel where you can find Audioglimt documentation, and interviews such as the recent one with Åtsel Film.
Wrap opened on the 8th of March 2003 in Ibsensgate, after two years of voluntary renovation work. The original address consisted of a main building, an outhouse, and a large garden/outdoor area. Many very different projects were conceived, realised, affected by and made possible in that place over the six years that Wrap existed there.
In 2009 the Wrap project was moved to Møllendalsveien, where a complicated conflict between owners of the building ultimately concluded with the signing of a 20 year (15 + 5) year agreement in 2016. This made it viable to renovate and to re-arrange the space through a series of major building projects that lasted until the end of 2018 (parallel to our ordinary projects).
The project has become an essential part of Bergen’s professional production infrastructure with it’s unique “everything under the same roof” interdisciplinary concept, and some of the best tools available for audio, video, and woodwork, along with basic, easy-to-use productions spaces and tools that are all organised with a radical attention to detail.
As an artist-run project, Wrap has an exceptionally light-weight economic model, and offers facilities at idealistic prices that reflect the economy of most independent artists. In the absence of more reasonable municipal support we are unable to prioritise anniversaries, but we did manage to invite colleagues over for coffee and cake, and we made this little film.
We would like to send our warmest thanks to all the artists, producers, technicians, case-workers, voluntary workers, politicians, funders and builders that have contributed to the success of this project over all these years.
Do not miss these events:
17th & 18th March: Tytebærpolitiet by Friends For Fun at “Brunosten” (Møllendalspaviljongen).
22nd & 23rd April: Speaker Park Symposium. New music compositions, performances and talks featuring and exploring the potential of the iconic Speaker Park installation.