SIM Residency open call for period July-December 2020

The SIM Residency is an international artist-in-residence program 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 […]

The SIM Residency is an international artist-in-residence program 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 two SIM Residency locations in Reykjavík are at Seljavegur and Korpúlfsstaðir. Both places also host a number of local artists studios. Seljavegur 32 is situated only 10 min. walk from the city center and Korpúlfsstaðir on the outskirts of Reykjavik.

Artists can stay for a period of one to three months and are accepted based on their project proposal and work examples. A bachelor’s degree in fine arts or similar qualifications is required. The residency program includes artist talks and an exhibition at the end of each month. Depending on each artist’s wishes there are possibilities to have a solo exhibition and open workshop. SIM Residency artists are able to use all the equipment at our partners workshops. Availability and payment need to be arranged directly with workshop staff.

Duration of residency

1-3 months
Granted residency is from the second to the last day of the relevant month.

Accommodation

The two SIM Residency locations in Reykjavík are at Seljavegur and Korpúlfsstaðir. Both places also host a number of local artists studios. Seljavegur 32 is situated only 10 min. walk from the city center and Korpúlfsstaðir on the outskirts of Reykjavik.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

All mediums of visual arts are accepted including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, ceramics, textiles, performance, sound art.
*We do accept architects, musicians, composers, writers or scientists if their projects and research are related to visual arts.

Artists have to bring their own materials. The residency only provides living and working space. SIM Residency artists are able to use all the equipment at our partners’ workshops. Availability and payment need to be arranged directly with workshop staff. The residency can provide projectors, speakers, headphones, screens and all essential equipment to install artworks at the gallery.

Studio / Workspace

Seljavegur residency offers artists bedroom/studios where they work and sleep in the same space. There are also two shared studio spaces available for bigger projects. Korpúlfsstaðir residency offers a large, shared space with work desks.

Fees and support

Artists pay all expenses including travel, stay and living.
SIM Residency does not have a funding body attached to it. We do not offer scholarships or stipends. It is advised that you seek funding in your own country since most Icelandic funding is especially for Icelandic projects or artists.

Expectations towards the artist

The SIM Residency is a project-based residency and requires a project proposal as well as work examples. Qualifying applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts or similar qualifications.


Application deadline
2020/02/07

Residency starts
2020/07/01

Residency ends
2020/12/31

Location
IS

Link to more information
https://www.sim-residency.info/