We have some places still available for the winter (northern lights season), January and February 2020. Reduced fee – 650€ per month.
A residency during the colder months is a great way to experience Iceland in all its winter glory. There is significant and underestimated beauty in the north at this time of the year. The winter months in Iceland are very conducive to creativity and focussed work. The extended time indoors nurtures the development of collaboration and deep friendships between resident artists. Whilst the days are short the light is beautiful and forever changing. The northern lights dance regularly across the sky at this time of the year and are a common site in our little north Iceland town of Skagaströnd. Yes it is cold outdoors and yes we have blizzards and mega snow at times but the studio and houses are all geothermally heated and very cosy for working well into the night.
Winter in Iceland is an experience that will stay with you forever.
Nes is a process-oriented residency that strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, artists have the utmost freedom while in residence at Nes. The residency’s structure is therefore left open in order to cater to individuality and spontaneity. We work to provide a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated.
As a remote residency located in a unique, stunning, and challenging environment, Nes encourages artists to draw inspiration from place and take advantage of the solitude (and presence), our surrounding environment provides. Nes allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive. Beyond our studio walls, and aim to provide opportunities for international and artistic exchange. We also encourage and welcome community engagement; Nes has an intimate relationship to the community of Skagaströnd, and places emphasis on collaboration of all kinds.
We encourage artists of all métiers, both emerging and professional, to join us at Nes with a sense of curiosity and drive to connect with this special place as part of a personal experience and artistic development.