Open Call

A Winter Wonderland Xmas Residency

Nes Artist Residency

No Funding
Skagaströnd, Iceland


As the end of the year rapidly approaches, are you feeling a little burnt-out and looking for a way to re-energise before the new year arrives? Would you like to remove yourself from the consumerism and rapid pace of a commercialised Christmas and share this experience with your partner and family? A trip away from the hustle and bustle may be just what is needed to unwind, focus on family, and still have the space and time for your creative pursuits whilst amongst like minded people. We can offer single, double rooms and 3 bedroom family apartments at a special xmas rate - singles 650€, couples 950€, or families 2000€ for a 3 bedroom house for the 2-30 December 2019. We require you to submit our online form and then email the following to In ONE PDF document: A copy of your CV Letter of intent (including a project description- 500 word max) Link to webpage/examples of work

Number of Participants

Each month Nes hosts up to 16 artists from around the world, all from various artistic backgrounds and at different moments in their individual artistic careers. Placements at the residency are granted in monthly blocks. We encourage artists to stay 1 month or more in order to foster a fully immersive experience. We can provide double rooms for up to 4 couples per month and separate housing for artist families with children.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


December 02, 2019 - December 30, 2019


  • €650.00 program fee (monthly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Shared Studio


Apartment, Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners, Open Studios, Performances, Schools, Self-Directed


Animation, Augmented Reality, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Puppeteers, Research, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

The aim of the program is to provide artists with the space and time to focus on their art practice, distractions free from hectic city lifestyles. The residency is loosely structured with 3 events each month: free format artists presentations, a public open studio event, and a shared potluck dinner. In order to keep our residency fees low and artistic freedom high, the Nes team provides accessory site support: we are on the sideline to assist with any logistical issues or artistic questions that arise as needed . We view our role in the residency more as supporters rather than managers or administrators.

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