LungA School


The LungA School currently has two different programs. They exist separately, simultaneously and function as each other’s support and constant interruption. When we talk about programs we are referring to those frames into which we make the initial invitation, and to which you can apply. This invitation is a starting point and the way that the programs then unfold and how the relation and boundaries between the programs develop, is constantly moving.

84 — A composition for untrained voices

’84’ is 84 days. The twelve week program ’84’ is where it all started and this is open for everyone to apply. It takes place two times a year, in the fall and in the spring.

Whether you have a background in art, or wish to pursue further education within this, is not important. It is important that you have a desire to learn and explore, and an openness towards surprises and challenges.


The residency program is a twelve-week program that exist alongside the program ’84’. The Residency invites artists to bring their work and practice into the LungA School, and into a situation where they exist alongside all the other activities that takes place, informing, influencing and disturbing these. The residency is curated by the LungA School and is currently by invitation only.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

The LungA School is a small experimental art school situated in the small town of Seyðisfjörður on the east coast of Iceland. We have students from all over the world, and similarly, we have artists from around the world coming to lecture and facilitate workshops.

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: 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Library
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    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
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Workshop
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Egilsstadir (From abroad you will have to fly to Reykjavik)
    How to reach by plane: If you arrive from abroad you will have to go from Keflavik Airport to the domestic airport which is located in the city of Reykjavik. Airport shuttle buses depart regularly from Keflavik and will take you there. Then you take a domestic flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir and then a 30 min bus ride to Seydisfjordur. Voilë_. (use or other similar search engines to find the cheapest price)
    How to reach by car: Whether you drive south or north around Iceland it is approximately a ten hour drive (with eating and peeing breaks). For this option you can either go with a bus or you can rent a car.
    Street & Number: Austurvegur 4
    Postal Code: 710
    City: Seydisfjordur
    Country long: Iceland
    Austurvegur 4
    Seydisfjordur 710 ISL
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