Listhús SES. is a non-profit organization, running by a comprehensive team and is not backed by any public institution and so far, only gets public funding project by project. After running a few years, we gain the trust as a working partner with local education institutions. Our activities are financed by the residency fee. There is no paid staff for daily operation at the moment. In spite of this, we try to keep the residency fees as low as possible, as we are aware that the traveling and living costs in Iceland constitute an obstacle for many artists. Our goals and visions: --Developing an art space for artists who are looking for inspiration by nature --Establishing a collaboration friendly culture among artists, community and other art bodies --Art can go into the community --Financial self-sustainable
Landscape: Listhus is located in Olafsfsjordur, north Iceland where is by mountains on three sides and looking directly at the Northern Atlantic on the other. Olafsfjordur is the uniquely beautiful location of Listhús. People: The town is about 800 population and supermarket, cafe & restaurant, library and swimming pool are all in walking distance. Other than that, there is very little entertainment and least tourist pollution in this remote fishing town. So, artists can concentrate their works. Activities: Summer: hiking, travelling, swimming, Kayaking, football, etc. Winter: skiing, winter sports, surfing in bad weather, etc.
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