Heima Art Residency


Heima is an independent multidisciplinary art residency for emerging and established artists. The space is a 350 square meters living and studio/exhibition space. It?s located in Seyðisfjörður – East Iceland.

Website: www.h-e-i-m-a.com

We encourage applications from a wide range of artists of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are open for applications for all phases – from initial research to finishing works.

In 2019 Heima will offer two residency period involving six artist carefully curated. The program offers completely free access to Heima’s facilities.

Heima is currently accepting applications for two 90 days residency in 2019. Deadline is January 1th.

Applications for our 2019 residencies are open now.

We suggest that you read through our “FAQ” before applying: www.h-e-i-m-a.com

Residency fee is 150.000 ISK (approx 1230 Euro).

The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.

Application form for the period above can be found here: https://podio.com/webforms/21684810/1510873

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

Heima Art Residency is an independent nonprofit organisation founded in 2013. Heima is located in Seyðisfjörður, a thriving port that is home to just 650 people and yet manages to support an art school, a cinema, a theatre, restaurants/bars, three artist residencies and more.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    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
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Egilsstaðir (From abroad you will have to fly to Reykjavik)
    How to reach by plane: If you arrive from abroad you will have to fly to Reykjavik ( Keflavik Airport ). From Keflavik Airport you will have to take a bus to the Domestic Airport which is located in the city of Reykjavik. The bus ride is 45 minutes. The Airport shuttle busses departs from Keflavik Airport 35-40 minutes after every flight arrival and will take you to the domestic airport. From the domestic Airport in Reykjavik you will have to fly to Egilssta?ir Airport (1 hour flight). From Egilssta?ir Airport you will have to take the bus to Sey?isfj_ѝr?ur (30 minutes bus ride).If you arrive in Egilssta?ir outside regular Bus hour, we would love to come and pick you up. Flights to Iceland from abroad – use a search engine for cheapest flights: http://www.momondo.com Domestic flights: http://www.icelandair.co.uk Bus from Egilssta?ir – Sey?isfj_ѝr?ur: http://www.visitseydisfjordur.com/project/local-bus-schedule
    How to reach by car: Whether you drive south or north the trip from Reykjavik to Seyðisfjörður is approximately a ten hour drive. For this option you can either go with a bus or you can rent a car.
    Street & Number: Austervegur 15
    Postal Code: 710
    City: Seydisfjordur
    Austervegur 15
    Seydisfjordur 710 ISL
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