Open Call

Gilsfjordur, Iceland - a remote residency from April to October


No Funding
Reykhólahreppur, Iceland


We encourage artists who seek time and space to work and think in a very remote and quiet fjord with no prescribed outcomes. We have a large shared studio upstairs in the farmhouse with skylights. Artists should plan to being all their materials as you are in a remote rural area 200km north of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.

Number of Participants

Our remote farmhouse has three bedrooms, one with a double bed. An artist couple is welcome to make 4 people the total, or three artist for this residency.


No deadline


April 21, 2019 - October 31, 2019


  • €25.00 application fee
  • €800.00 program fee


Co-Working, Desk Space


Cabin, Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs



Conceptual Art, Drawing, Dreamers, Film, Literature, Painting, Photography, Textile, Thinkers, Visual Arts



Program Description

The attraction of this residency is the distance and quiet and beautiful location at the end a long fjord. The old farmhouse is very remote, a dirt and rock track 12km from the nearest village of Kroksfjardarnes. Artists will live together alone in the house. The sounds will be the wind, distant waterfalls, perhaps some sheep and birds. An ideal spot for planning, drawing, photography, video, thinking, writing, walking. There will be opportunities to connect with local community and your folklorist and farm (off site) resident manager has a long family history with the land and will provide information about the surrounding areas of the Westfjords.

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