Heima Art Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Heima Art Residency is an independent nonprofit organisation founded in 2013. Heima is located in Seyðisfjörður, a thriving port that is home to just 650 people and yet manages to support an art school, a cinema, a theatre, restaurants/bars, two artist residencies and the Dieter Roth Academy.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Heima is an independent multidisciplinary art residency for emerging and established artists. The space is a 350 square meters living and studio/exhibition space. It´s located in Seyðisfjörður - East Iceland.

Website: www.h-e-i-m-a.com

We encourage applications from a wide range of artists of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are open for applications for all phases - from initial research to finishing works.

In 2019 Heima will offer two residency period involving six artist carefully curated. The program offers completely free access to Heima´s facilities.

Heima is currently accepting applications for two 90 days residency in 2019. Deadline is January 1th.

Applications for our 2019 residencies are open now.

We suggest that you read through our "FAQ" before applying: www.h-e-i-m-a.com

Residency fee is 150.000 ISK (approx 1230 Euro).
The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable.
Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.

Application form for the period above can be found here: https://podio.com/webforms/21684810/1510873

Residency program since


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

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Other
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

To have a strong commitment to their practice and the ability to interact positively with the fellow artists-in-residence and community at large.

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Rural- Between the mountains, at the end of the fjord.

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
  • A big studio space that can be programmed for workspace and exhibition space.
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Anything goes
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts, Performances, Critics

How to reach

By plane

If you arrive from abroad you will have to fly to Reykjavik ( Keflavik Airport ).

From Keflavik Airport you will have to take a bus to the Domestic Airport which is located in the city of Reykjavik. The bus ride is 45 minutes. The Airport shuttle busses departs from Keflavik Airport 35-40 minutes after every flight arrival and will take you to the domestic airport.

From the domestic Airport in Reykjavik you will have to fly to Egilsstaðir Airport (1 hour flight). From Egilsstaðir Airport you will have to take the bus to Seyðisfjörður (30 minutes bus ride).

If you arrive in Egilsstaðir outside regular Bus hour, we would love to come and pick you up.

Flights to Iceland from abroad - use a search engine for cheapest flights: http://www.momondo.com

Domestic flights: http://www.icelandair.co.uk

Bus from Egilsstaðir - Seyðisfjörður: http://www.visitseydisfjordur.com/project/local-bus-schedule

By car

Whether you drive south or north the trip from Reykjavik to Seyðisfjörður is approximately a ten hour drive. For this option you can either go with a bus or you can rent a car.

Nearest airport

Egilsstaðir (From abroad you will have to fly to Reykjavik)

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Heima Art Residency
Austervegur 15
710 Seydisfjördur


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