Skaftfell Center’s Residency for Nordic and Baltic Artists

Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland is offering three two-month residency grants in 2021, courtesy of the Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme.

Skaftfell Center for Visual Art I


The Skaftfell residencies offer time and space for independent research, reflection, and experimentation. Artists are encouraged to use their stay for in-depth inquiries into their work processes and conceptual interests, to use the nature of the fjord as a source of energy and inspiration, to work at the interface of art and life, to share thoughts with other artists, and to embrace the idea of a “slow residency” that is embedded in a small but vibrant rural community.


To foster the mobility of artists between the Nordic and Baltic countries.


Artists-in-residence have the opportunity to present their work in an open studio or pop-up exhibition, to give an artist talks or workshops and participate in the art center’s education program for school children following consultation with Skaftfell’s education manager.

Who is it for?

Individual artists, curators or artistic collaborations from Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and Åland Islands.
Artists already based in Iceland are not eligible.


Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Duration of stay

Three residency periods of 2 months each.

Financing amounts

Full residency fee for two months.

Travel grant of up to 800€.

Stipend of 840€ per month (total 1680€).

Material and project costs
up to 350€.

Source of funding

Funded by the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland.

Type of activity


Type of sector

Visual arts, Literature