SÍM Residency – Seljavegur

SÍM Seljavegur

SÍM Residency is an international residency for visual artists located in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is run by SÍM – Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna or The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. The SÍM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, research, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process. SÍM offers two different residency locations in the Reykjavik area – Seljavegur in downtown Reykjavik and Korpúlfsstaðir set in an idyllic location on the edge of town. The different settings allow us to cater to each artist’s requirements, allowing them to choose their location, regarding their needs and projects.

Seljavegur is situated in the western part of Reykjavík city center in one of SÍM's most popular local artist`s studio spaces. In 2019 the residency apartment was moved to the second floor of the building for practical reasons; however, the magnificent view over the ocean towards Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsnes Glacier) can still be enjoyed.  Seljavegur 32 is a 10-minute walk from the old city center of Reykjavík. Close by are libraries, museums, galleries, bus stops, supermarkets, hardware stores, swimming pools, cinemas, the University of Iceland, restaurants, etc. 

Number of Residents: 11/12.

Guest-friendly: The residency program focuses on gathering only artists for the residency program. As an accommodation, visiting guests can use SÍM´s guesthouse.


All mediums of visual arts (painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, drawing, illustration, mixed techniques, sound art, installations, comic strips, performance, textile arts, or any other form of related expression). Curators and art writers for research-based projects are also welcome. 

Studio type:

Seljavegur – 9 single bedrooms/studios, 1 single bedroom with a separate studio, and 1 double bedroom/studio for co-artists.  A shared Project studio space is available for bigger projects. 


Seljavegur residency apartment is built of privet bedroom studios, where artists live and work in the same room. Room 10 offers a bedroom and a private studio. All artists in need of a larger working space can use project space in the basement. SÍM Residency offers various  of SÍM´s umbrella association or individual workshops. All artists are responsible for bringing or using workshop tools, and equipment for project needs.


Open calls twice a year. December for residency period July - December. June for residency period January - June.


1 - 3 months.


Seljavegi 9, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


Residency fee

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