Travel Grants

The Icelandic Art Center awards travel grants to Icelandic or Iceland based visual artists. The grants are intended for travel, accommodation and related costs and are awarded for exhibitions, projects and residences abroad. 

Travel  75.000 ISK.

Who can apply?
  • Artists must have Icelandic citizenship or must have been residents in Iceland for at least five years.
  • Artists must have exhibited professionally before.
  • Artists must have a confirmed offer for the project from an art institution, art space, gallery or publisher.
  • Applications may be submitted by the artists themselves, or, on their behalf, by professional curators, organisers or art administrators who wish to exhibit the artists’ work.
  • The project has to take place in the same year as the application year.
  • Short CV
  • Purpose of trip
  • Project description
  • Letter of invite

Selection is made on the basis of the applicant’s proposal, portfolio and CV. The criteria are as follows:


  • The presumed quality and the impact of the project on the international art scene.
  • The presumed quality of the exhibition and the exhibition space/residency
  • Importance of the project
Successful Applicants

Successful applicants  are asked to provide the Center with information on the project to present on IAC´s website. You can view them here

Application Deadline

Deadlines for applications are:

1. February for the period of February – May
1. June for the period of June – September
1. October for the period of October – January