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Skaftfell Residency Program 2023: Call for applications


miðvikudagur, 29. júní 2022

Skaftfell Residency Program 2023: Call for applications

Skaftfell is now inviting applications from individual artists and artistic collaborators to participate in its residency program in 2023.

Application deadline: September 1, 2022

About the program: Skaftfell Center for Visual Art is located in Seyðisfjörður, a small town of around 650 inhabitants in Iceland’s eastfjords, which is surrounded by a stunning chain of mountains. Despite its small size, Seyðisfjörður offers a rich and diverse cultural life, and has a long history of welcoming visiting artists. Skaftfell is the regional visual art center for East Iceland, and is running a gallery as well as an art education program and the residency program.

The Skaftfell residencies are self-directed. They 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 use the magnificent nature of the fjord as a source of energy and inspiration, 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, printmakers, artists with interdisciplinary practices, curators and art writers. The residency program hosts up to 4 artists simultaneously throughout the year.

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 for school children following consultation with Skaftfell’s education manager. They will be introduced to the community in Seyðisfjörður and receive general and project specific advice and support from Skaftfell’s staff.

Accommodation and work spaces: Artists in residence stay in three historical houses in the town, all within short walking distance to Skaftfell and to each other. The houses are set up as private or shared self-catering accommodation, each including 2 bedrooms, a combined living and working space, bathroom and kitchen, work tables, washing machine, and WiFi. All our houses are strictly non-smoking.

Duration: 1-3 months. 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.

Costs for the artist: Residency fee, travel costs, project expenses, and meals are paid by the artist. The residency fee covers self-catering accommodation and workspace, as well as general and project specific support from Skaftfell’s staff. The fee varies according to the chosen type of residency. Detailed information is available on the Skaftfell website (see link below).

Funding: Unfortunately, we cannot offer funded residencies at this point. The residency fee covers the rent and running costs of our residency houses and a small administration fee. We are always striving to keep the fee as low as possible.

How to apply

Please submit your application via our online application form, available on our website (see link below). The application deadline is September 1, 2022.

For more information please visit our website:

For further questions please contact:

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