The SIM Residency is an international artist-in-residence programme in Iceland.
The main objective of the residency is to provide a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work. The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process.
The SIM Residency welcomes artists of all media to Reykjavik for an international artist-in-residence program lasting one to three months.
The residency has bedroom/studio spaces for a total of fifteen artists each month. The artists get a living space and a studio right next to each other, with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms.
The application deadlines are twice a year: 31st January for Jul-Dec same year, and 31st July for Jan-Jun the following year
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The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) was founded in 1982 and today serves as an interest organization for roughly 760 professional artists. The goal of SÍM is to improve conditions and present the working environment of artists, and the association has representatives in various committees and boards. The Association runs 146 studios all over the greater Reykjavík area and hosts over 200 foreign visiting artists each year.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Exhibition space
- Public talk
- Open Studios