LungA School

General information

Brief description of organisation

The LungA School is a small experimental art school situated in the small town of Seydisfjördur on the east coast of Iceland. We have students from all over the world, and similarly, we have artists from around the world coming to lecture and facilitate workshops.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The LungA School currently has two different programs. They exist separately, simultaneously and function as each other’s support and constant interruption. When we talk about programs we are referring to those frames into which we make the initial invitation, and to which you can apply. This invitation is a starting point and the way that the programs then unfold and how the relation and boundaries between the programs develop, is constantly moving.

84 — A composition for untrained voices
\'84\' is 84 days. The twelve week program \'84\' is where it all started and this is open for everyone to apply. It takes place two times a year, in the fall and in the spring.

Whether you have a background in art, or wish to pursue further education within this, is not important. It is important that you have a desire to learn and explore, and an openness towards surprises and challenges.

The residency program is a twelve-week program that exist alongside the program ’84’. The Residency invites artists to bring their work and practice into the LungA School, and into a situation where they exist alongside all the other activities that takes place, informing, influencing and disturbing these. The residency is curated by the LungA School and is currently by invitation only.

Residency program since


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

Residency conditions

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


Expenses paid by artist
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

If you arrive from abroad you will have to go from Keflavik Airport to the domestic airport which is located in the city of Reykjavik. Airport shuttle buses depart regularly from Keflavik and will take you there. Then you take a domestic flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir and then a 30 min bus ride to Seydisfjordur. Voilá. (use or other similar search engines to find the cheapest price)

By car

Whether you drive south or north around Iceland it is approximately a ten hour drive (with eating and peeing breaks). For this option you can either go with a bus or you can rent a car.

Nearest airport

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

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

LungA School
Austurvegur 4
710 Seydisfjordur

Phone: 003547863402

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