Weekly newspaper column in Norwegian in the local newspaper Dalane Tidende, during the month of June 2017. Ukens Velferd, Welfare of the week is centered around the artist run initative Velferden, The Welfare, in Sokndal, Norway.

Personal texts about the practice and work routines of following artists: Hans Edward Hammonds, Nina Jensen, Aleksander Andreassen and Maiken Stene. Illustrations by Espen Birkedal.

Velferden is an art space located in the old mining town of Sandbekk in Sokndal, in the south western part of Norway. The space, a 50´s ballroom in a closed down mining area, was established in 2008 by artist Maiken Stene, and houses events that focuses on subjects connected to the local mining history, geology, tourism and contemporary art.