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Application process

How to apply for a Self-directed Residency:

Deadline: August 31, 2018.

Please submit your application with required attachments, using our online application form.

Residency application form

Required attachments (pdf):

  • Statement of intent for your residency at Skaftfell;
  • Portfolio of 5-10 images, showing previous projects/works that are especially relevant to your proposal/aims for the residency;
  • CV.

Grant applications: The application form includes an optional section for the grant application. Please check first here if you are eligible for the available grant.

How to apply for a Thematic Residency:

Deadline: August 15, 2018.

Please submit your application using the thematic residency application form. At the top of the form you will be able to select which thematic residency you want to apply for.

Thematic residency application form

Required attachments (pdf):

  • Portfolio of 5-10 images, showing a selection of previous projects/works that are relevant to your interest in the thematic residency;
  • CV.


The applications will be reviewed by an external selection panel appointed by Skaftfell. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Results will be announced in October 2018.

The main evaluation criteria are the originality and artistic quality of the applicant’s practice and working proposal. Furthermore, the panel will take into account:

  • Evidence that the applicant is at a critical juncture in his/her development as an artist that will be advanced by the residency.
  • Evidence that the applicant’s research or working proposal is especially relevant for a residency at Skaftfell.
  • Practical feasibility of the working proposal within Skaftfell’s local context.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s ability to work independently and collaboratively on a professional level.

Successful applicants will be offered a place on the program. Upon acceptance, a reservation fee is required in advance to reserve the residency slot. The reservation fee is not refundable in case of cancellation.