The old fish salting house in Skagaströnd is undergoing major renovation and Nes is now offering year round residencies to groups with start date from October 2017 onwards. Artist collectives, university groups, writers retreats, art classes, performance teams and other arts organisations that wish to collaborate on projects or work together on common goals/themes can now apply.
Salthús situated high at the edge of the sea features uninterrupted vistas over looking Húnaflói Bay out to the Westfjords.
Once renovated, the building will provide accommodation with 14 rooms. Nes Listamiðstöð will occupy the top floor with underfloor heating and offer 7 double rooms each with private bathroom plus shared kitchen/laundry facilities to art groups and organisations. Each double room is more than 16m2 and will have queen size bed, desk and casual seating area. These group residencies are for a duration of 2 or 4 weeks and possibly longer by negotiation.
For an extra fee Nes will provide 24/7 access to a studio space in the building next door which is complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities, both the studio and accommodation will have wifi.
CAD image of the proposed exterior.
For larger groups and with advanced notice we can offer the 14 rooms (both floors) of Salthús.
You can follow the renovation process on the Salthús Facebook page
Group Residency Fees
750€ per person for 2 weeks with private bedroom and bathroom, shared kitchen and laundry facilities.
1400€ per person for 4 weeks with private bedroom and bathroom, shared kitchen and laundry facilities
500€ per group for 2 weeks for large studio space with kitchen and bathroom facilities.
You can make application here