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Name of Residency: ArtsIceland

We invite artists to come and work for four to twelve weeks in the Westfjords of Iceland.

We offer two residencies with a private room and a private studio in the center of Ísafjörður (shared kitchen). We also offer residency space for three artists at Engi, which is a private house on the outskirts of Ísafjörður (private bedroom, shared studio). The residency is open to visual artists, writers and multidisciplinary artists who may profit from the environment/spaces on offer. Artists pay a moderate fee for their stay at the residency.

We do accept applications during open calls. Please stay posted! During open call, please send us your CV (pdf-format, max. 3 A4 pages) and 3-5 samples of work (texts, images, sound samples or videos), including a brief description of each work (max. 100 words each).  For the application form contact More information here:

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

ArtsIceland works with artists and producers to commission exceptional projects in a range of different sites and situations using various forms of media. ArtsIceland is based in Ísafjörður but working across Iceland and beyond. ArtsIceland encourages and facilitates an open-ended approach to the artistic process by seeking opportunities to help artists create works which have significant cultural impact.

Outvert Art Space is a non-profit organization and a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space where varied perspectives and issues are explored through visual arts, music, performance and other forms of media. Outvert Art Space (Gallerí Úthverfa) was founded in 2013 by Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir and Gunnar Jónsson, and collaborates closely with ArtsIceland programs.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): Price for 1 month : Studio A 640 Euros, Studio B 600 Euros, Studio C 520 Euros
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Reykjavík – Ísafjörður
    How to reach by plane: Ísafjörður domestic airport, flights twice a day with Air Iceland connect
    How to reach by car: 493 KM drive from Keflavík International Airport (Route1 – Route 60 – Route 61)
    Street & Number: Aðalstræti 22
    Postal Code: 400
    City: Ísafjörður
    Country long: Iceland
    Aðalstræti 22
    Ísafjörður 400 ISL
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