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Standard Residency

Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply, all accepted artists are given an individual workspace within an open, shared studio. Writers-in-residence are given the opportunity to work in the Research Library, and dancers, performers are allotted the BioPol Dance Studio for their practice and musicians can access the local music school.

To submit an application, please click on the NES Application Form link below, fill out and submit the form, then send the following supporting documents in an email to nes(at)

NES Application Form

In ONE PDF document:
A copy of your CV
Letter of intent (including a project description- 500 word max)
Link to webpage/examples of work

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted, if we do not receive a supporting email – your application will not be assessed.

It is requested you write an email subject line:
“Application – Your full name – months preferred”
(example: Application – John Jónsson – March April May 2014 )

Before submitting your application, please review our guidelines that provide more detailed logistical and practical information about traveling to Skagaströnd and what to expect during your residency.

To avoid problems with immigration, be sure to verify all visa requirements as soon as you accept your offer of residency at NES. Every country is different, it is best to start all visa processes as soon as you can. You can find visa information at

Travel restrictions to Iceland are ever-changing and so to keep up with the most current information please check the Covid-19 website for travellers.