ArtsIceland works with artists and producers to commission projects in a range of different sites and situations using various forms of media. ArtsIceland is based in Ísafjörður but working across Iceland and beyond. ArtsIceland encourages and facilitates an open-ended approach to the artistic process by seeking opportunities to help artists create works which have significant cultural impact. ArtsIceland in collaboration with other institutions in the area offers artists and other art professionals a space to live and work for 4 to 12 weeks in the Westfjords of Iceland. We offer two residencies with a private room and a private studio for visual artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians and others who may profit from the environment/spaces on offer. Kitchen facilities are shared. During the summer months, we also offer 3 residencies with a private room and shared studio and other facilities in a separate building. Artists pay a moderate fee for their stay at the residency.
The residency is in Ísafjörður, a small town with a rich history. Ísafjörður is the capital of the Westfjords, an area with a declining population of 7500. The residency is situated in the center of town, with food stores, bistros, bakeries, library, swimming pool and bus stops all within a walking distance. The Westfjords are a mountainous area with many fjords, a few small villages, and farms and easily accessible wild nature.
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