Residency Structure

The residency is loosely structured with 3  events each month: free format artists presentations, a public open studio event, and a shared potluck dinner.  In order to keep our residency fees low and artistic freedom high, the NES team provides accessory site support: we are on the sideline to assist with any logistical issues or artistic questions that arise as needed . We view our role in the residency more as supporters rather than managers or administrators.

While it is in no way required to hold a formal exhibition or presentation of your work, NES can certainly assist should you desire this. We manage these requests on a case-by-case basis, and can offer some kind of collaboration with community members, should you so choose. Additionally, NES artists have the opportunity to participate in “pop up exhibitions” at either Bjarmanes Café or Borgin. Both spaces serve as great venues for anyone who wishes to expand their community reach.

Each month NES hosts between 12 – 16 artists from around the world, all from various artistic backgrounds and at different moments in their individual artistic careers. Placements at the residency are granted in monthly blocks (1st – last days of the months). It is strongly preferred and encouraged that artists stay 2 months or more in order to foster a fully immerse experience.

Please note that we are a family friendly residency and from time to time have artists staying with children.

To learn more, please read our guidelines.

Skagaströnd, Iceland