Expired: Call for applications – Skaftfell residency program 2020, Iceland

21.06.19 | Opslagstavle
Deadline: September 5, 2019.

Skaftfell is inviting applications from artists and artistic collaborators to participate in its residency program in 2020.

The Skaftfell residencies offer quiet time and space for independent research, reflection, and experimentation. Artists are encouraged to use their stay for in-depth inquiries into their work processes and conceptual interests, to enjoy the magnificent nature of Skaftfell’s surroundings as a source of energy and inspiration, to work at the interface of art and life, to share thoughts with other residency artists, and to embrace the idea of a “slow residency” that is embedded in a small but vibrant rural community. The program is best suited to visual artists, artists with interdisciplinary practices, curators and art writers.

Program outline: Skaftfell’s self-directed residency program hosts 3-5 artists simultaneously. Apart from developing their research, artists-in-residence have the opportunity to present their work in an open studio if they wish, to give an artist talk or a workshop, and to participate in the art center’s education program if suited. They will be introduced to the community in Seyðisfjörður and receive support from Skaftfell’s staff through general and project specific advice.

Duration: 1-3 months within the winter, spring, or autumn term. Residencies start on the first working day of a month and end on the last working day of a month. We encourage artists to stay for 2 months or longer, in order to get deeper into the place and their practice here. The residency program is closed in July and December.

  • Winter Term: Jan 2 to April 30, 2020
  • Spring Term: May 2 to June 30, 2020
  • Autumn Term: Aug 3 to Oct 30, 2020

Costs for the artist: Residency fee, travel costs, project expenses, and meals will be paid by the artist. The residency fee covers self-catering accommodation with combined living/working space, as well as general and project specific support from Skaftfell staff. The fee varies according to the chosen type of residency.

How to apply: Find out more about the residencies and the application process here:

For further information please email residency@skaftfell.is.