Deadline: 31/07/2018

Open for applications at SIM Residency - Iceland

SIM Residency in Iceland is open for application, deadline is the 31st of July 2018.

Description of residency program
SIM residency offers space for artists looking for a place and time to work on their practice. 

Residents are allowed to bring one guest with them over the age of 14, there is a guest fee. For more information visit our website:

The SIM Residency is an international residency located in Reykjavík and run by SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. The residency was formed in 2002 and started with an apartment and studio for one artist in the SÍM-house at Hafnarstræti in the city centre. 

Since then the residency has gradually grown and we now welcome twelve artists a month.

The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each other.

To be a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work. The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic proces

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Duration of residency
1-3 months

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The SIM Residency welcomes artists of all media to Reykjavík for residencies lasting one to three months. 

Accommodation and studio/ workspace
The residency has studio spaces for a total of twelve artists each month. The artists get a living space and a studio right next to each other, with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms. 

The Seljavegur residency is in the center of Reykjavik whilst Korpulfsstadir residency is on the outskirts of Reykjavik.

Fees and support
Artist expenses are: 

  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

SIM does not provide any funding. 

Expectations towards the artist
We expect artists to participate in an Artist talk during their stay and a Group Exhibition.
Artists take care of cleaning their surroundings; studios, rooms, common areas - on their own. 

Application information
The application deadlines is the 31st of July for February - June 2019. 

Open for applications at SIM Residency - Iceland

Open for applications at SIM Residency - Iceland


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