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Name of Residency: Herhúsið

Herhusid is dedicated to artists of all media and to the creation of contemporary art. Herhusid provides a unique workshop, spacious and bright for one artist at a time. The artist&rsquos residence is a 2-level house with a 70 square metre (750 sq ft) workshop on the main floor and a bright, furnished studio appartment in the upstairs loft. The workshop has 4 metre (10 ft) ceilings, hardwood floors, an industrial sink, an easel, 3 working tables and a sofa. The house is praised for its peaceful and warm atmosphere, enabling residents to relax and focus on their work. Children are welcome and there are beds for three persons in the house.

Residency Programme since: 2005
Description of Organisation: Herhúsið in Siglufjörður, the international artist-in-residence home and workshop, opened in 2005 . Known for its great winters and mild weather, Siglufjörður is the northernmost town in Iceland, surrounded by towering mountains all around. The town is most famous for having been the Capital of the North Atlantic Herring Fishery from 1903-1965, flourishing as a vibrant centre of culture in the north.

The house , commonly referred to as Herhúsið (The Army House) , belonged to the Salvation Army and many of the inhabitants cherish joyful memories from the meetings held there in the old days.

Organisation founded in: 1999
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:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Akureyri
    How to reach by plane: From the domestic airport in Reykjavík there are flights to Akureyri Airport with Air Iceland Connect (www.airicelandconnect.com). Akureyri is 55 minutes drive from Siglufjörður. For buses between Siglufjörður and Akureyri look up the schedule for bus no. 78 on www.bus.is.
    How to reach by train: There are no trains in Iceland. Bus no. 57 drives between Reykjavík and Akureyri, and bus no. 78 drives between Akureyri and Siglufjörður.
    Street & Number: Nordurgata 7b
    Postal Code: 580
    City: Siglufjörður
    Country long: Iceland
    Nordurgata 7b
    Siglufjörður 580 Iceland
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