Listhús Artists Residency Program (Listhus ses.)

General information

Brief description of organisation

The program is managed by Listhús SES., an artist run, non-profit organization with the goals and visions:
•Developing an art space for artists who are looking for inspiration by nature
•Establishing a collaboration friendly culture among artists, community and other art bodies
•Art can go into the community
•Financial self-sustainable

Brief description of residency program

Listhús Artist Residency Program is established in 2012. It is basically a self-direct program for creative people who like to be inspired by raw landscape and enjoy quiet. The home like setting gives residency artists a warm and intimacy feeling. We can host 8 artists up to 14 artists at the same period, so, the program also provides an excellent opportunity for international exchange and collaboration.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • writer, animator
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

There is no funding or grants that directly related to the program yet, but the artists receive a signed, formal invitation and the application committee will be at hand to assist as it can with funding.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

art materials

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency


Othersmall town with 800 population

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Musical Instruments
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

no train provided.

By plane

Flight to Iceland:
The international airport of Iceland is located at Keflavík, about 1 hour bus (Flybus & Grayline) to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. From Asia, you have to stop one of Europe cities for flying to Iceland.

By plane and bus:
If you want to fly to Akureyri, you can ask the Flybus driver drop you at the domestic airport and flight to Akureyri ( and bus to Ólafsfjördur (www.Stræ

Download the schedule and routes of Stræto (bus):

By car

(1) ?Keflavík --> Akureyri --> Ólafsfjördur
From Keflavik airport directly to Akureyri, take the bus "Grayline/airportexpress" ( to Akureyir (arrive at 23:30).

(2)Reykjavík --> Akureyri --> Ólafsfjördur
From Reykjavík to Akureyri, you can take a bus ( or flight (

The terminal bus stop of no. 57 is Ártún.
No. 57 will take you to HOF, Akureyri. From there, you can take the bus no. 78 ( and take off at the 2nd stop in

?*Bus no. 78 runs Monday to Friday, 3 times a day and once on Sundays & holidays. It doesn´t run on Saturday.

Nearest airport

Reykjavik (International), Akureyri (domestic/International)

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Listhús Artists Residency Program (Listhus ses.)
Ægisgötu 10
625 Ólafsfirði

Phone: +354 7648557

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