Language 
English, Icelandic, Danish
Founded 
2016
Duration 
1-2 months
Paid by artist 

The basic costs of a residency period which is covered by the applicant includes:

  • travel to Iceland
  • travel within Iceland to Seyðisfjörður
  • residency cost
  • food (self-organised)
  • art/science supplies 

Residency fee:

  • One person: 110.000 ISK (890 euro) a month // 200.000 ISK (1600 euro) two months
  • Couple: 200.000 ISK(1600 euro) a month // 380.000 ISK (3080 euro) two months

Note: the fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable. Prices includes water, electricity, internet, use of laundry facilities, general use of facilities and weekly transport between Skálanes and Seyðisfjörður.

Application guidelines 

Applications are sent through email and should include: residency duration, a work proposal, the desired residency outcome, a list of necessities for the work to be carried out and a short CV. 

The evaluation of the applications emphasizes the quality of the proposal, its interaction of art & science, its scientific and/or artistic significance and its feasibility to be carried out at the Skálanes Nature and Heritage Center in the given time. For applications or questions please contact Nanna H. Juelsbo, nanna@skalanes.com.

Deadline 
01/08/2018

Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre

Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre

Skálanes Art & Science Residency

Description 

Skálanes Art & Science Residency finds a great importance in cross-sectoral work. From October 2018 they will open the doors to an art & science residency at Skálanes. Here, scientists and artists will be living and working alongside other activities, sharing thoughts and methods from their individual work. When working across discipline, background and experience the organziers believe that together with the participants they can inspire each other’s work, learn to ask better questions, and form new answers in times that are, to say the least, uncertain.

The residency takes place in the facilities of the Skálanes Nature and Heritage Center – an independent natural science research station situated on a remote fjord on the east coast of Iceland. The emphasis of the residency is the Arctic environment and art&science collaboration. They encourage applications from Nordic and International artists, writers, scientists and researchers and they welcome applications in all phases – from initial research to finishing works. Skálanes provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and a sauna.

Skálanes offers a self-organized residency of either 30 or 60 days accommodating up to 6 residents at a time. The periods for which applications are open are from:
October 1st to December 1st 2018 and March 1st to May 1st 2019. The residency includes access to all scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, library, workspace and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. The Skálanes staff will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.

Outcome 

At the end of each residency period the resident is invited to share the outcome of the stay. The format of the presentation/sharing will be arranged with the curator at Skálanes.

Accommodation Information 

Skálanes provides the residents with a combined living and working environment in individual and / or shared rooms.

Studio Information 

The residency includes access to all scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, workspace with eight desks, two lounge areas, and a large seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. The Skálanes staff will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.

Technical Information 

Dry laboratory, wet laboratory, library.

Location 

Residents should note that Skálanes is very remotely located 19km outside of the nearest settlement, Seyðisfjörður – a small town of 650 inhabitants. In Seyðisfjörður you will find a supermarket, a hospital/pharmacy, a swimmingpool and a few restaurants/bars. Weekly transport and grocery runs between Skálanes and Seyðisfjörður will have to be arranged with the Skálanes staff.

Address: 
Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre
710 Seyðisfjörður
Iceland
Telephone 
3547798178

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