Hrísey, the island, is by the north coast of Iceland, short from the arctic circle. The island is surrounded with a breath taking view of the mountains on the coast of Eyjafjordur and the atmosphere will put you back in time of peace and wonderful nature. Perfect inspiration for artists.
Duration of residency
Minimum 1 month.
The residency has 4 separate private rooms. Therefore, 4 different artists can stay there each month. This includes a sitting room and kitchen.Toilet and shower. (Hot spring water from the island, you can take long showers)Bed linen included.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines are supported.
Studio / Workspace
There is one shared studio.
Fees and support
(One room for one month with studio) Room 1 – 550 EURRoom 2 – 550 EURRoom 3 – 600 EURRoom 4 – 500 EUR40% extra for each extra person.
Expectations towards the artist
No obligations but at the end of the month, each artist has the possibility to put up an exhibition.
As of 2012 there is an ongoing “Open call” for applications for Old school artist residency and we welcome last minute applications. Application should include a complete application form, resumé or CV and samples of works.Application form available on our webpage.
A panel of professional artists review the applications shortly after the receipt. Applicants are notified of the committee´s decisions within 1 week.
Art residency in the village of Laugarvatn in Iceland.
1) The Cabin – a big cabin with 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room.
2) The Studio – includes 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, a big kitchen and the studio spaces.
There are both single and double bedrooms. The houses are fully equipped with modern facilities, washing room and Wi-Fi connection. The view is wide and beautiful, with the lake in front and Mt. Hekla and Mt. Eyjafjallajökull further away.
Gullkistan is family friendly and we accept applications the whole year round. We try to arrange for separate housing when artists bring their families.
The residents are encouraged to participate in mutual activities.
850 € Small single room
950 € Single room
1150 € Double room, one person
1450 € Double room, two persons
Apartments for families can sometimes be arranged. Fee may depend on time of year or other factors.
Here is the application form. Send CV and aim of stay to email@example.com.
Minimum stay is one month. If you are interested in a shorter stay feel free to contact us.
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