Open Call

Nes, a remote artist residency in the stunning location of northwest Iceland

Nes Artist Residency

No Funding
Skagaströnd, Iceland


Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply, and all are given an individual work space within an open, shared studio. Writers-in-residence are given the opportunity to work in the Research Library, and dancers are allotted the BioPol Dance Studio for their practice. 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 between 12 - 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 2 months or more in order to foster a fully immerse experience. We can provide double rooms for up to 4 couples per month and artist families with children are welcome.


No deadline


September 02, 2019 - November 30, 2019


  • €750.00 program fee (monthly)


Desk Space


Kitchen, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion


Acting, Animation, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, 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 with few distractions. 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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