Call for applications from Nordi/Baltic artists

Skaftfell Residency Program

Call for applications

Residency stay with a grant courtesy of kknord.

Nordic and Baltic artists are eligible to apply for a 1 – 4 month residency with full grant during September 2010 – January 2011.

It is possible for two artists to make a joint application for a 1 – 2 month residency.

The living/working facilities will be at Skaftfells new residency option at Fossgata 4. A beautiful old house newly transformed from a wood-workshop to a living/working artists residence. The house has two bedrooms/rooms, Wc with shower, a big open space incl. a kitchen, living room aria and a good working space.

The residency grant includes:

•    Travel grant up to 50.000 iskr. for flights to Iceland. Collectable after booking.
•    Travel grant from Reykjavík to Egilsstadir up to 30.000 iskr.
•    Daily allowance of 150.000 iskr pr month. (Or 5.000 iskr pr. day)
•    Fully covered residency fee


Skaftfell uses the following criteria when evaluating applicants:

•    Primarily the quality of the applicants work as indicated by submitted visual documentation.
•    A record of exhibition and curriculum vitae.
•    Demonstration of a serious and consistent dedication of the professional practice of visual arts through submitted documents.
•    Evidence that the applicant is at a critical juncture in their development that will be advanced by the residency.

Application procedure:

Application deadline is 20th June 2010.

Applicants must use the application form found on this website

Required documents:
•    Artists statement/Project description, see application form, please try to use text sparingly and to the point.
•    Artists CV, please do not send a CV exceeding 2 pages.
•    A few examples of works (3 – 5), either as prints or on 1 Cd. Please do not send Cd’s containing more than 5 documents, the files should be .jpg for images and .mov for video. We use Mac computers with Preview and QuickTime for viewing works.

Proof of artists nationality is required (scan of passport f.ex.).

Application should be sent via snail mail to:

Skaftfell, Center for Visual Art
Austurvegi 42
710 Seydisfirdi

We do not accept applications via e-mail

For further information send an e-mail to [email protected] or call + 354 4721632