General information

Brief description of organisation

ArtsIceland works with artists and producers to commission exceptional projects in a range of different sites and situations using various forms of media. ArtsIceland is based in Ísafjörður but working across Iceland and beyond. ArtsIceland encourages and facilitates an open-ended approach to the artistic process by seeking opportunities to help artists create works which have significant cultural impact.

Outvert Art Space is a non-profit organization and a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space where varied perspectives and issues are explored through visual arts, music, performance and other forms of media. Outvert Art Space (Gallerí Úthverfa) was founded in 2013 by Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir and Gunnar Jónsson, and collaborates closely with ArtsIceland programs.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

ArtsIceland in collaboration with Outvert Art Space offers artists and other art professionals a space to live and work for four to twelve weeks in the Westfjords of Iceland.

We offer two residencies with a private room and a private studio for visual artists, writers and multi disciplinary artists who may profit from the environment/spaces on offer. Kitchen facilities are shared. Artists pay a moderate fee for their stay at the residency, which is located in the center of Ísafjörður.

We are now open for applications for available space until 30th of October 2018. Please send us your CV (pdf-format, max. 3 A4 pages)and 3-5 samples of work (texts, images, sound samples or videos), including a brief description of each work (max. 100 words each). More information here:

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other

Please send us a request

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Other- Coastal

  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

Ísafjörður domestic airport, flights twice a day with Air Iceland connect

By car

493 KM drive from Keflavík international airport (Route1 - Route 60 - Route 61).
Rent a car or go by carpooling. Carpooling options on or a facebook group called Samferða Ísafjörður.

Contact information

Aðalstræti 22
400 Ísafjörður

Phone: +354 868 1845

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