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Program outline

The 2017 AiR program is open for application
from June – September 1, 2016.

The residency program at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art aims to create and nurture an environment for inspiration, focus, and experiment; to encourage artists to experience life and work in a unique micro community where creativity is applied to the everyday; to foster a sense of community between artists and the public in the rural setting of East Iceland; and to provide conditions that stimulate the dialogue between art and life.

The program is best suited for visual artists, but artists with interdisciplinary practices are also welcome to apply.

Skaftfell offers a Long-Term Residency with a duration of 1-6 months, and a Short-Term Research Residency with a duration of 1-14 days.

The Skaftfell residencies are self-directed and can be used for research and/or for production of work. Artists-in-residence have the opportunity to propose an exhibition in Skaftfell’s project space, and they are welcome to participate in the Skaftfell educational program, including artist talks, open studios, workshops for the local community and for primary school children.

The duration of a residency at Skaftfell can be chosen by the applicant – the minimum length of stay is 1 month, and the maximum is 6 months. Applications for a residency period of 2 months or longer are given preference.

The Residency program is open for applications from the beginning of June, with a deadline of 1st September. Applications must be submitted via the online application form.

Application form

Upon acceptance, a reservation fee (equivalent of 1 month’s residency fee) is required in advance to reserve the residency slot. The reservation fee is not refundable.

Residency program partners

Skaftfell is able to award two residency grants per year, courtesy of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme and the Goethe-Institut Dänemark.

Each grant is awarded for a single artist for a two-month residency at Skaftfell.

For further information please check the Grants section on this website, or contact residency(a)skaftfell.is .

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