Deadline: 01/09/2015

The Skaftfell Residency Program open for applications

Unique opportunity for focus & inspiration at the heart for contemporary art in rural East Iceland.

Skaftfell- Center for Visual Art is open for applications for the Residency Program 2016 with a deadline September 1st. 2015.

The residency program at Skaftfell is aimed primarily at visual artists but those with an interdisciplinary practice are also eligible to apply. The aim of the program is to create and nurture an environment for inspiration; to encourage artists to experience life and work in a unique micro community where creativity is applied to the everyday; to foster a sense of community between artists and the public in the rural setting of East-Iceland; to facilitate circumstances for artists to experience, reflect and explore new possibilities for their practice and provide conditions that stimulate the dialogue between art and life.

Residencies and facilities

Skaftfell offers a Long-term Residency Program with a duration from 1 to 6 months and a Short-term Research Residency Program at the Skaftfell Hub of 1-14 days duration.

The Skaftfell residencies are located in various charming old houses in the town of Seyðisfjörður. All locations have separate bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen, a living room / studio area, work tables and internet access.

The Long-term Residency Program offers both an Exclusive Residency with the sole use of self contained apartment (monthly fee 85.000 ISK) and a Collective Residency option within a shared, house with combined living and working spaces and with a private single bedroom (monthly fee 60.000 ISK). The Group Residency  includes accommodation suited for groups in a house or apartment with a number of bedrooms and access to the Bookshop - projectspace (monthly fee 90-130.000 ISK).

The Short term Research Residency is aimed at arts professionals in the field of visual art and located at The
Skaftfell hub - an open workspace on the top floor of Skaftfell’s main building. It is possible to apply for a Research Residency all year round (fee pr. day 3500 isk / pr. week 23.000).

The Residency Programs are self-directed and artists are welcome to participate in the Skaftfell educational program, including artist talks, presentations or workshops for the local community, or the Skaftfell Art Class for children from the local primary school. Long-term artists in residence can propose to exhibit work at the Bookshop-projectspace run by Skaftfell.

Application details

The call for applications for the Long-term Residency Program 2016 is open from the beginning of June until the deadline of September 1. 2015. Applications must be submitted via the online application form. The following documentation is to be submitted via the form as a pdf document, preferably one file (max 20 mb).

• 5-10 images + short descriptions of your recent work ( additionally please add title, year, size, material and mention if it is a group work)
• Artists CV (max. 2 pages)
• Project description or a description of intentions with / expectations of a residency at Skaftfell (max 1 page).

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The Skaftfell Residency Program open for applications

The Skaftfell Residency Program open for applications


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