Skaftfell Art Center offers an international self-directed artist-in-residence program in Seyðisfjörður, a small fishing village located in the East Fjords of Iceland. The residency program’s remote setting provides artists the opportunity to work in relative seclusion in a place of extraordinary natural beauty that is also home to an international community of working artists. The residency offers space for contemplation, productivity, and collaboration and is ideal for artistic research and experimentation.

Living arrangements range from single residency facilities for living and working, to spaces that can be shared by artists working in pairs or groups whether they are working on a collaborative project or parallel projects.

Number of Residents: 1 - 5 

Guest friendly: Yes. 


Artists working in all media, curators and art writers.

Studio type:

The artists stay in the Skaftfell apartment as well as other two buildings in town within walking distance from Skaftfell, each one offering private rooms and shared living and working spaces.


Basic tools and equipment, access to the fine art printmaking workshop Prentverk Seyðisfjörður, a studio in the old net factory, visual art library with a good selection of bookworks by Dieter Roth as well as other artist books and books about art. 


Open call once or twice a year.


Duration: 1 to 3 months.


Austurvegur 42, 710 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland


Residency fee

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