Gullkistan is an artist run residency for creative people, artists and scholars of any profession, accepting applications all year.
The residency is located on the edge of the Laugarvatn village which is in rural South Iceland. It is between a lake and a mountain with a view of (and in a safe distance from) the Hekla volcano. In the village there are 200 inhabitants plus students of schools of all levels. There are sports facilities, an outdoor pool, spa, restaurants, supermarket, hikes etc. Laugarvatn is 70 km east of Reykjavík and 40 km north of Selfoss, the center for South Iceland services, accessible all year round.
Accommodation is provided in six single and double rooms in two buildings, one of which also houses the shared workspace and laundry room. Both houses have a kitchen and bathrooms. Wifi is good. Family accommodation can sometimes be arranged.
We do our best to run the residency as we would like a residency to be run. A place where each individual has the chance to work on his own ideas in a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere in beautiful surroundings and nature with everything it provides.
Fees for one month:
850 € Small single room
950 € Single room
1150 € Double room for one person
1450 € Double room for two persons
Apartments for families can sometimes be arranged and the fee may vary.
Artists work on their own things. Sometimes there are possibilities of open studios, student visits or other interaction with the community. Residents are not obliged to take part.
Duration of residency
<p>Artists stay a minimum of one month and sometimes flexibility is possible during winter.</p>
<p>Private rooms with shared facilities.</p>
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>Open to all creative people who need the peace and space to work on their ideas.</p>
Studio / Workspace
Fees and support
<p>Rresidency fees for one month are 850-1450 Euros depending on rooms.</p>
Expectations towards the artist
<p>Application form is on the website. Other information is sent directly with email.</p>