Get inspired at Nes

Six artists are staying at Nes Artist Residency during the month of May. They come from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Korea and USA. In June we are expecting nine artists, we still have two spaces available in June so please apply if you want to join us this summer.

Spring has arrived here on the north coast of Iceland and summer is just around the corner. The town of Skagaströnd has only 550 inhabitants and is there for very tranquil and peaceful and provides the optimum surroundings for working on your art.

You will find plenty of things that will inspire you and heighten your creativity in the surroundings of the Nes artist residency.

Applications to Nes artist residency may be submitted at any time. The residency is for monthly periods ranging from 1 to 6 months. Applications will be reviewed and answered within a week.

To submit an application, please fill out the application form and send the following documents to

  • A CV or resume
  • Short project description/intentions for your stay
  • Four work samples as photographs, text samples or links to videos

Housing and studio facilities

Artists are provided with a studio space and a bedroom. Residents live in apartments in three modest comfortable houses and all including private bedrooms and a shared living room, bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities.

The studios are located in a spacious building by the seaside. Each artist gets a studio space that is about 12 sq m (130 sq ft).

Residency fees for rooms and one studio space:

  • EUR 550 for a single room. One person, one bed.
  • EUR 700 for a double room. Two persons, two beds or one double bed.
  • EUR 900 for a family apartment. Two bedrooms, one double bed and one single.

Further information can be found on our website

A deposit of one month’s fee is required in order to confirm residency.


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