Hafnarborg Artist Residency

Hafnarborg residency

Hafnarborg operates an Artist-in-Residence programme, with an apartment and studio space on the top floor of the museum’s building at Strandgata 34, in the centre of Hafnarfjörður. The program welcomes foreign artists of various disciplines.

Hafnarborg – the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art was founded in 1983, becoming the home of the town’s art collection. The mission of Hafnarborg is to maintain dynamic and ambitious cultural functions, thereby creating grounds for diverse cultural life in the town.


The programme welcomes foreign and local artists of various disciplines, being ideally suited for creatives looking for inspiration in a calm environment.

Studio type:

The atelier is 80 square metres, being divided into a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and work space, suitable for smaller projects. The apartment is fully equipped with utensils and appliances, linen, towels, washing machine, dryer, and wireless internet. The apartment is located in the heart of Hafnarfjörður, close to the main bus stop in town, making commuting to Reykjavík easy.


To apply for the programme, please download and fill out the form below. The application must include a CV and images of at least five works by the applying artist (sent as attachments, i.e. not in the main body of the email itself). Please email all applications to hafnarborg@hafnarfjordur.is, marked “Residency Application”. All documents shall be sent as PDF, DOC or ODT files (i.e. not as a Pages file) and images shall be sent as attached JPGs or as part of a PDF presentation (i.e. not embedded in the email body).



Strandgata 34, 220 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland


Residency fee

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