Group Residency Program

Our 2017 group residencies will take place February 17-28 and May 4-15

We still have a few spots available for our May group residency - if you are interested please email us at westfjordsresidency@gmail.com

See below for more information on our group residencies.

We invite ten international artists to take part in our group residencies. We welcome you to explore and work on your artistic expression in the peaceful and remote environment of the Westfjords, with the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other artists. Self-directed artists in all creative fields are encouraged to apply. Residency fees include the following:

 

WORKSPACES

A 160 square meter workshop space called the Harbour House is our main facility. This space is split between two levels and includes different work and living areas. There is a big hang out area with movable walls and tables, chairs and a sofa, and the building has a bathroom and a small kitchen.The coffee house is also open to artists during the residency program as a workspace. In addition, various buildings in the village such as a community center and a gymnasium may be organized as possible workspaces upon request during the application process. See our gallery here.

GROUP RESIDENCY PROGRAM

We are available onsite to help with project practicalities in the village as needed. We encourage residents to collaborate on projects and engage with the community, as well as dive deeper into their own work.

We are happy to help residents to organize and promote a final exhibition if the group decides to hold one.

At the end of the ten day program, we ask you to contribute a digital artifact, such as a photograph, images of your work, a piece of writing, music, etc. to our collective blog

Food and DINNERS

We provide coffee in the coffeehouse every morning. Nightly homemade group dinners are provided every evening. 

accommodation

Our living spaces include single and shared bedrooms in furnished houses and in the residency’s main Harbor House. All accommodations include bed linens, bath towels, bathroom and shower, laundry facilities, and kitchens with basic cookware. (Accommodation will be assigned before arrival).

WI-FI

A high speed internet connection in all living and work spaces.

Cost and practicalities

Artists are given free reign in their artistic and creative pursuits, but must bring all materials and supplies needed for their work. 

The cost of the May 2017 residency is 65.000 ISK

All artists must arrive and depart in Þingeyri on the same days (arriving May 4th and departing May 15th). Artists are responsible for their own international and domestic transportation. We are situated in the remote Westfjords of Iceland, so make sure to read more about location and traveling to us here

 

APPLY

We are now accepting applications for the May 2017 residency.

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm (Iceland time) on January 31, 2017


CREATIVE VOLUNTEERING

CREATIVE VOLUNTEERING

INDIVIDUAL RETREATS

INDIVIDUAL RETREATS