1 - 3 months
Paid by artist 

The residency fee per month varies from 455 EUR to 710 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 

To apply for the SÍM Residency please fill out the online application. After filling out the online form, please send the following information‘s by email to

  • Short project description (max 400 words)
  • Resumé/CV
  • 3 – 5 photos of work in JPEG format (preferable size 300-500 KB)

A granted residency is from the second to the last day of the relevant month.Applicants can apply for a maximum of 3 months residency.

31/01/2017 31/07/2017


31st January for Jul-Dec same year, and 31st July for Jan-Jun the following year

SÍM Residency

SÍM Residency


The SIM Residency is an international residency located in Reykjavík and run by SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. The residency was formed in 2002 and started with an apartment and studio for one artist in the SÍM – house at Hafnarstræti in the city center. Since then the residency has gradually grown and they now welcome around twelve artists every month. In June 2006 the SIM- Residency added nine studio and living spaces at Seljavegur 32, a building that also includes studios for about fifty SÍM members. In 2007 another three studios were added at Korpúlfsstaðir, an old dairy farm located on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Korpúlfsstaðir also houses studios for about forty SÍM members, as well as an art school, workshop- and exhibition space. The original studio and apartment at Hafnarstræti has now been turned into a three guestroom apartment, which is rented out to local and international artists on a short-term basis.

The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each other. To be 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.

The SIM Residency welcomes artists of all media to Reykjavík for residencies lasting one to three months. The residency has studio spaces for a total of thirteen artists each month. The artists get a living space and a studio right next to each other, with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms. The Seljavegur residency has a big communal room that is good for working on bigger things. The application deadlines for 2017 are twice a year on January 31st and July 31st, but people who are interested in coming to SIM for a residency at a shorter notice are encouraged to contact SÍM about availability.

The Korpúlfsstaðir Residency program is only run in the summer time for three months, between June and September.


Artist talk and a group exhibition.

Accommodation Information 

The residency apartments consists of a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, showers, toilette facilities, 3-11 bedrooms and private and shared studios.

Residents/guests 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 - 2 other artists.

Technical Information 

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


Seljavegur 32 is 10 minutes walk from the old city center in Reykjavík. Close by are bus stops, food-stores, hard ware store, a swimming pool, a cinema, the University of Iceland, restaurants etc.

Hafnarstræti 16
101 Reykjavik
+354 551 1346

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