Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
06. 04 2017
Open call for ideas for projects at Reykjavik Arts Festival 2018.

Open call for ideas for projects at Reykjavik Arts Festival 2018.

Deadline: 8th of May 2017 (Midnight).


Reykjavik Arts Festival has again become a biennial festival and will take place from the 1st to 17th of June 2018. The theme for the festival this time will be “Home”. The concept is both simple and complex and is left open for interpretation.

One way to look at the concept is in the light of increasing migration and mobility of people around the globe for both political and economical reasons. What is ‘home’ to the one who has lost everything? To what extent has increased tourism, the internet and globalisation affected our concept of ‘home’?

‘Home’ can also be viewed from a cultural and historical perspective. The year 2018 marks the centenary of the Danish-Icelandic Act of Union, which recognised Iceland as a fully sovereign state. What is a ‘home country’? How does the idea of ‘home’ relate to personal and national identity?

When do we feel ‘at home’? What connects us to places and other people in a way which makes us feel as we have ‘come home’? Are the Arts maybe a search for this connection?

All artists are welcome to submit ideas or proposals for the festival. Proposals may be of any scale and be anything from a simple idea to a fully developed project. Reykjavik Arts Festival puts special focus on new work and the creative intersection of the arts. As well as more traditional arts projects we are also looking for participatory projects, work in public spaces and family friendly events.


Please include the following information with your submission:

  • Name of responsible party
  • Email
  • Telephone number
  • Title/working title of project
  • Short description of idea/project (250 words)
  • Supplementary material

Send your proposals to: