BAER ART CENTER

Phone
baer@baer.is

BAER ART CENTER hosts short residency sessions, workshops and classes for deeply committed visual artists, architects and designers.

The art center’s objective is to bring together talented individuals from all over the world in order to create a dynamic visual conversation between them, share with them the natural environment and dramatic setting of Baer, and to leave with them a deep influence of Icelandic nature.

BAER ART CENTER offers accommodations and first class facilities for its summer residents for a minimal fee. Travel cost, travel and accident insurance and all material costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:

BAER ART CENTER provides an exceptional natural environment, first class accommodations, uninterrupted time and private space for internationally diverse groups of visual artists, designers and architects so they may foster and deepen their creative spirit.

The art center is located on a beautiful seaside farm in Northwestern Iceland, approximately 400km (4 hour drive) from the capital, Reykjavik. Its setting on the east coast of Skagafjördur, a large fjord facing the Arctic Circle, provides access to the ocean, a freshwater lake, extensive birdlife, outdoor activities and Icelandic farm life. The summer months at Baer offer the midnight sun and sublime light conditions during the long hours of daylight.

Organisation founded in: 2007
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Architecture
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Woodworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Invitational
    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): see website for further details
    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
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Akureyri, Reykjavík
    Street & Number: Höfdaströnd
    Postal Code: 566
    City: Hofsos
    Höfdaströnd
    Hofsos 566 ISL
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