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Skaftfell Art Center

Skaftfell Art Center, in Seyðisfjörður, serves as the regional visual arts center for East Iceland. It is one of the three cultural centers in the region that operate according to an agreement on cultural issues between the state and municipalities in East Iceland.The other centers are Tónlistarmiðstöð Austurlands in Eskifjörður and Sláturhúsið Menningarmiðstöð in Egilsstaðir.

Skaftfell is an independent, non-profit art organization. It was founded in 1998 in honor of the Swiss-German artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998), who frequently lived and worked in Seyðisfjörður in the last decade of his life and had a lasting influence on the cultural life of the town. The organization takes its name from the original name of the timber building, constructed in 1907, that now houses the art center, including an exhibition space, an art library, a meeting room, guest bedrooms, the Skaftfell office, and the Skaftfell Bistro.

Skaftfell fosters and presents contemporary art on an international level through its artist residency program, exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, and collaborations with other arts organizations.