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Call for applications for a residency at Skaftfell 2015

 

 

 
 

Contact

residency@skaftfell.is
Litten Nystrøm

Address

skaftfell.is/en/residency-program/
Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art
Austurvegur 42
710 Seydisfjordur
Iceland

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Call for applications for a residency at Skaftfell 2015

 

Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art runs a residency program in Seydisfjordur, East Iceland. The program is now open for applications for a residency in 2015 with deadline September 1st.

The program is aimed at visual artists but artists working in intermediate fields are eligible to apply regardless of the nature of their primary profession or education within the arts.

The aim of the residency program at Skaftfell is manifold: to create and nurture an environment for inspiration; 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; to facilitate circumstances for artists to experience, reflect and explore new means of their practice and to provide conditions that stimulate the dialogue between art and life. 

The program is self-directed with the possibility of support from the staff at Skaftfell, who can assist participants in pursuing and realizing artistic research and practice. Artists are welcome to participate in the Skaftfell educational program, including artist talks, presentations or workshops for the local community, or the Skaftfell Art Class, which provides an educational opportunity for children from the neighborhood primary school. The program offers an opportunity for active dialogue with other selected international artists as well as the local artists community. 
Application process
The duration of the Standard Residency period is from 1 – 6 months, but applications for a residency period of more than 1 month are given preference. Skaftfell also offers a short term Research Residency option.
All applicants must use the electronic application form found on the Skaftfell webpage and attach the required documents:skaftfell.is/en/residency-program/
The standard residency program is open for applications from 1st of june till 1st of september. The Research residency is open for application all year round.

Criteria - see online information at: skaftfell.is/en/residency-program/

Types of residencies :
Standard Residency:
The standard residency program is self-directed with the possibility of support from the staff at Skaftfell, who can assist participants in pursuing and realizing artistic research and practice. Artists are welcome to participate in the Skaftfell educational program, including artist talks, presentations or workshops for the local community, or the Skaftfell Art Class, which provides an educational opportunity for children from the neighborhood primary school. The program offers an opportunity for active dialogue with other selected international artists as well as the local artists community. 

Within the standard residency artists can choose between a private and a shared residency.

The private residencies are located in two different houses in the town of Seydisfjőrdur. The houses have bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen, a small living room area and studio/working facilities. The houses are equipped with beds, dining sets, duvets, linen and towels for 5 people, working tables, wireless internet etc. Applications from groups and/or families are welcomed for the private residencies. Monthly residency fee: 550 €.

The Shared residency offers a combined and shared living and working space with private single room. Monthly residency fee: 360 €.

Residency with a grant for German artists :
German artists are eligible to apply for a 2 month residency with a grant, courtesy of Goethe-Institut. Grant info on the website:skaftfell.is/en/residency-program/grants/

Research Residency:
The short term Research Residency is aimed at arts professionals in the field of visual art. The program offers an opportunity for active dialogue with other selected international artists as well as the local artists community. The participants will be working within the Skaftfell hub and there for be immersed in the vibrant energy of the centers multifold activities.
The facilities includes a single room with double bed, shared bathroom and kitchen. The room is joined with access to the Skaftfell open workspace where the resident has his own worktable and access Wi-fi, a printer, scanner and the Skaftfell toolbox. 
The Research residency can range from a few days to a maximum  of 2 weeks. 
Price pr. day; 24 €. Price pr. week; 150 €
It is possible for artists to execute projects within several local facilities and venues in town: 

The Bookshop - projectspace
The print studio & Metal Workshop at the technical museum of east iceland
The sculpture Garden
Tvisőngur sound sculpture and acoustic space
Skaftfell Art Class

more information can be found on the webpage: skaftfell.is/en/residency-program/facilities-venues/





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