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Open call for the Skaftfell residency winter/spring 2023-2024


fimmtudagur, 21. september 2023

Open call for the Skaftfell residency winter/spring 2023-2024

OPEN CALL: Skaftfell residency program winter/spring 23/24 is now open! Application deadline: 1. October

Skaftfell Art Center offers an international self-directed artist-in-residence program in Seyðisfjörður, a small fishing village located in the East Fjords of Iceland. The residency program’s remote setting provides artists the opportunity to work in relative seclusion in a place of extraordinary natural beauty that is also home to an international community of working artists. The residency offers space for contemplation, productivity, and collaboration and is ideal for artistic research and experimentation.

Living arrangements range from single residency facilities for living and working, to spaces that can be shared by artists working in pairs or groups whether they are working on a collaborative project or parallel projects.

For whom: Artists working in all media. Solo residencies, duo residency and group residencies up to 3 people.
Accommodation and work space: The artists will stay in three buildings in town within walking distance from the Skaftfell Art Center. Each house offers private rooms and accommodations for cooking and shared living and working spaces. Each accommodating 1-3 artists at a time. One of the accommodations is situated above the newly established collaborative fine art print workshop Prentverk Seyðisfjörður, which Skaftfell is a part of. The workshop offers professional printmaking facilities with space and equipment for silkscreen, intaglio (linocut, woodcut, etching), letter-press and various hand printing techniques.

Skaftfell is excited to collaborate with the Lunga school this coming year, offering Skaftfell residency artists a studio space in the renovated Net factory, home to the Lunga school studios. The Net factory studio is situated within the larger shared space of the Net factory which hosts the Lunga school and other local artists.

Community involvement: Artists have an opportunity to present their work in an open studio, artist talk or host a workshop. We encourage and assist artists to participate and present their work to the community.

Duration: 1-3 months

The fee of 100.000 ISK per month covers shared living and workspace accommodations with private bedroom.

A fee of 150.000 is charged for a group residency up to 3 artists applying together with a collaborative project sharing a living and working space with private bedrooms

A fee of 150.000 is charged for a solo residency with private accommodation, ideal for families f.ex.

Residency fee, travel cost, project expenses, art supplies, and meals are paid by the artist. The fee includes access to the print workshop and support from Skaftfell staff.

Apply for the winter/spring 2023/2024 residency program here:

In addition to filling out this form, please send an email to with the subject line being: ‘opencallwinter24-your full name’ containing in ONE pdf:
- CV / bio
- Letter of intent for the residency / project or research proposal (max 1 page)
- Website link / examples of work

Selected applicants will be notified by November 1, 2023.
For more information:

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