Residency grants at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Iceland

02.07.18 | Opslagstavle

Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, in Iceland, is inviting applications from Nordic and Baltic artists to participate in its residency program in 2019.

The center is able to offer two grants for Nordic and Baltic artists in 2019, courtesy of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme. The grant includes travel, accommodation, a stipend, and some material costs. More information here: http://skaftfell.is/residency-program/grants/?lang=en

Deadline for applications is 15th August 2018.

Skaftfell’s self-directed residencies are for individual artists and artistic collaborators. They offer quiet time and space for independent research, reflection, and experiment. Artists are encouraged to use their stay for in-depth inquiries into their work processes and conceptual interests, to use the magnificent nature of Skaftfell’s surroundings as a source of energy and inspiration, to share thoughts with other residency artists, and to work at the interface of art and life, embedded in a small but vibrant rural community. The program is best suited for visual artists, but artists with interdisciplinary practices and researchers are also welcome to apply. We welcome artists with families.

Duration: The grant requires artists to commit to a 2-month residency at Skaftfell. If applying for a self-funded residency, duration is 1–4 months within the winter, spring, or autumn term. We encourage artists to stay for 2 months or longer, in order to get deeper into place and practice.

Accommodation and working spaces: Artists-in-residence live and work in various historical houses throughout the town, all within short walking distance to Skaftfell and to each other. The houses are set up as private or shared self-catering accommodation.

For more information and how to apply check out the Call for Applications http://skaftfell.is/category/residency-program/air-open-calls/?lang=en

More about Skaftfell: Based in the small town of Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland, Skaftfell’s role in the region is to present, discourse, and encourage the development of contemporary art. Its activities include a gallery program, education and outreach program, and the international residency program. Skaftfell is a meeting point for artists and locals, and has hosted 250 residency artists since the start of the program. In 2013 the center received the Icelandic Eyrarrósin award for outstanding cultural leadership in a rural area. www.skaftfell.is