This is a local artist residency with the aim of bringing together artists and the community of Neskaupstaður, East Iceland. Visiting creatives will interact with locals in building a vibrant community that attracts visitors, entrepreneurs, and new people and businesses to the area.
Artists will share their skills and imagination by creating installations, events and happenings, and facilitating workshops during their stay in Neskaupstaður. We support artist led projects that focus on co-creation, inspiring a sense of sharing and involvement of each project by the community.
During the residency, artists will experience the culture of rural Iceland in a small town of 1500 people. Living in a beautiful old house in the centre of town, with nature on your doorstep.
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While staying here you will get an authentic experience of living at a rural place in Iceland, emerged in nature and among the locals. Surrounded with creative people who are sharing the house.
We are looking for creative people and we want you to contribute in the community, create installations or other creative initiatives which we make together with the locals for the community and area. In exchange you get free accommodation and 50% of travel cost payed. So write us and tell us about yourself and what idea you have for a project to do here.
English and spanish
During the residency, you will live in Þórsmörk, a lovely old wooden house. Each participant has a private room, shared kitchen, bathroom and living facilities.
The area is great for outdoor activities. The town is surrounded by mountains so you can go hiking, there´s a local swimming pool, you can go on a sea kayak and horseriding.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week