1 - 3 months
Paid by artist 

The residency fee per month varies from 455,00 EUR to 900,00 EUR depending on rooms and studios. All expenses are paid by the artists. The artist pays a residency fee for the stay at SÍM as well as his own travel expenses and all other personal living expenses during the residency.

Application guidelines 

The SIM Residency is a project-based residency and requires a project proposal as well as work examples. Qualifying applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts or similar qualifications. To apply for the SIM Residency please fill out the online application
A granted residency is from the second to the last day of the relevant month. Applicants can apply for a maximum of 3 months of residency stay.


SÍM Residency

SÍM Residency


The SIM Residency is an international artist-in-residence programme in Iceland. The main objective of the residency is to provide a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work. The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process.
Having started in 2002 with a small one bedroom apartment and studio in downtown Reykjavik, the residency now welcomes over 150 artists from all over the world on an annual basis. Currently, SIM is hosting three locations; Hafnarstraeti where the SIM Gallery, office and guest house are located, Seljavegur, which is a 10 min walk from the city center, and Korpúlfsstaðir, situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
Seljavegur and Korpúlfsstaðir also house around 70 studios used by local artists and two workshop studios for textiles and ceramics. SIM Residency is a non-profit organization without any operating state grants.


Artist talk and a group exhibition. Depending on each artist project there are possibilities to organize a solo exhibition or open workshop.

Accommodation Information 

The residency apartments consist of a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, showers, toilette facilities, 3-11 bedrooms, and private and shared studios.
Residents/guests should keep their own rooms/studios and the apartment clean and leave the apartment in a good and clean condition.

Studio Information 

Each artist in the residency has a private studio or a studio shared by 1 - 3 other artists.

Technical Information 

Wireless internet connection - The SÍM Residency program does not offer any technical facilities.


Currently, SIM is hosting two residency locations in Reykjavik; Seljavegur, which is a 10 min walk from the city center, and Korpúlfsstaðir, situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik.

Hafnarstræti 16
101 Reykjavik
+354 551 1346

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