Open call: Residency in Clermont-Ferrand in France for April 2021

Deadline: 30. October 2020

The deadline to apply for a residency in Clermont Ferrand in France has been extended by one week. The residency is the result of a collaboration between Nýló and Artiste en Residence in Clermont Ferrand (, with great support from the French Embassy in Iceland and the Alliance Francaise in Reykjavík. Members of Nýló who have paid the annual fee for 2020 are welcome to apply for the residency in April 2021. The stay includes a studio and a room to stay free of charge, as well as a grant for living costs of € 1,000.

The residency is a kind of “exchange program”, Nýló sends an artist to France for a month, and a French artist stays in Reykjavik for a month-long stay at SÍM. The French artist Naomi Maury stayed at SÍM’s studio on Seljavegur in September. Naomi came to Iceland in the beginning of the month and after completing her quarantine got to know the Icelandic art scene. She met with artists, curators and worked on her art. She returned to France in the end of September.

Application process / Practicalities:

  • The application must be in English.
  • Note that it is not necessary to be French-speaking for the residency.
  • The application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a short artist statement (maximum 500 words).
  • In addition, ten to 20 pictures of previous works must be included. For time-related works, videos or sound works, insert a link that leads directly to Vimeo, Youtube or similar services.
  • Please do not email videos or audio works directly;
  • Links only. Applications and all relevant material shall be sent in one coherent PDF document. The document may not be larger than 10 MB.

Applications that do not comply with the requested requirements and guidelines or any missing data will not be considered.

Applications must be received before midnight, 30. October 2020 to nylo(at) marked “Clermont-Ferrand_2021”.

Printed applications will not be accepted. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address. You are also welcome to send inquiries to Bruno Silva at Artites En Residence: bruno.silva (at)

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