SIM Residency open call for period January – June 2020

The SÍM Residency in Reykjavík, is an international residency program for artists with two locations in Iceland. The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each […]

The SÍM Residency in Reykjavík, is an international residency program for artists with two locations in Iceland.

The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each other.

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 started in 2002 with a small one-bedroom apartment and one studio at SIM Reykjavik.

Since then the residency has gradually grown and we now welcome over 150 artists from all over the world on an annual basis at our two locations in Reykjavík. Artists are accepted based on their work examples, CV and project descriptions. The residency program includes artists’ talks and exhibition at the end of each month. Residencies can last for one to three whole months

The two locations in Reykjavík are at Seljavegur and Korpúlfsstaðir. Both places also host a number of local artists studios. Seljavegur is situated only a 10 min walk from the city center and Korpúlfsstaðir is situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik in an old dairy farm.

SÍM Residency is a non-profit organization without any operating state grants.

Since 2008 SIM Residency has been in collaboration with Kulturkontakt Nord on the Nordic Baltic mobility program for culture in which artists are invited to stay at the residency with a grant.

Duration of residency
1-3 months
Accommodation
The two locations in Reykjavík are at Seljavegur and Korpúlfsstaðir. Both places also host a number of local artists studios. Seljavegur is situated only a 10 min walk from the city centre and Korpúlfsstaðir is situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik in an old dairy farm.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
At the SÍM Residency all media of visual arts are accepted:✓ Painting ✓ Sculpture ✓ Drawing ✓ Photography ✓ Installation ✓ Ceramics ✓ Textile art ✓ Performance ✓ Sound art. Artist has to bring they own art materials, residency provides only stay and working space. SÍM Residency collaborates with The Icelandic Printmaker’s Association and Reykjavík textile artists studios. if artist works with original graphic or textile techniques and require specific tools or equipment, SIM Residency helps for artists to collaborate with these two centers to realize they project.
Studio / Workspace
SIM Residency at Seljavegur for each artist offers a privet room-studio and shared working space with working stations for bigger projects. SIM Residency at Korpúlfsstaðir offers share studio space wit other artists.
Fees and support
All expenses are paid by the artists. The artist pays a residency fee for the stay at SÍM as well as his own travel expenses and all other personal living expenses during the residency.
Expectations towards the artist
Requirements for applying are the following: The Sím Residency is a project based residency and a good description of a proposed project is required. Qualifying applicants must have a BA degree in fine arts or similar qualifications.
Application information
Artists can apply through the SÍM website by going to this link: https://sim.is/seljavegur-residency/ There they fill out an application form and then they send further information to the email application@sim.is The further information required are: - Short project description (max 400 words) - Resumé/CV - 3 - 5 photos of work in JPEG format (preferable size 300-500 KB) Please note that when sending the additional information it´s best to merge all documents into one PDF file. PDF file has to be named only with your full name. Once an application is submitted a panel of professional SÍM artists review the application shortly after the deadline. Applicants are notified of the committee´s decisions within 6-7 weeks of the deadline. Note that a granted residency is from the second to the last day of the relevant month. Applicants can apply for a maximum of 3 months residency. Information on residency locations and fees can be found on our website. https://sim.is/seljavegur-residency/

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Application deadline
2020-05-08

Residency starts
2020-02-01

Residency ends
2022-06-06

Link to more information
https://sim.is/about/

Link to more information 2
https://sim.is/seljavegur-residency/

Targeted Country
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