Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
29. 08 2016

In partnership with the Goethe-Institut Dänemark, Skaftfell is able to offer a grant for one artist for a 2-month residency in 2017.

The Goethe-Institut residency grant includes

  • Travel costs up to 650 EUR for international and domestic travel to Seyðisfjörður. Collectable after booking.
  • Monthly allowance of 1000 EUR per month.
  • Fully covered residency fee.
  • Production costs up to 350 EUR.


German artists, and international artists who are permanently based in Germany with a strong and continuous involvement in the German art scene, are eligible to apply.

The residency program

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 Skaftfell residency program is best suited for visual artists, but artists with interdisciplinary practices are also welcome to apply. The residencies are self-directed and can be used for research and/or for production of work. The Skaftfell staff is here to offer support and advice on the practical issues regarding life and artistic work in rural Iceland, and assist with the organization of exhibitions and talks within the art center’s capacities: Artists-in-residence have the opportunity to propose an exhibition in Skaftfell’s project space, and they are welcome to participate in the organization’s educational program, including artist talks, open studios, workshops for the local community and for primary school children. There are usually 3-4 artists-in-residence on the program at the same time, all year round.



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