Heima Art Residency
Heima Art Residency is an independent nonprofit organisation founded in 2013. Heima offer residencies of 50 - 90 days accommodating 6 artists at a time. The residency program is self-organised and applications are accepted twice a year. They encourage applications from a wide range of artists of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. They are open for applications for all phases - from initial research to finishing works.
2022 Open Call for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists
Heima Collective wants to highlight the importance of the queer community in the East of Iceland through a residency program for artists and activists from the LGBTQIA+ community. This residency aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to queer artists and activists from around the world through exchange and sharing of artistic skills, exhibitions, public screenings, performances, workshops and collaborative creation in a site-specific context.
The residency program provides a residency for 6 international artists and activists that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. The residency program in Heima Collective offers a space to live, work, share, experiment and discuss together whilst staying in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The residency program offers a residency of 6 weeks (1 September 2022 till 13 October 2022). It is possible to apply as an artist couple. The working languages are English, Dutch and Icelandic.
The residency program is for multidisciplinary queer artists, activists that reflect on queer related topics and highlight the trajectory and longevity of the LGBTQIA+ movement through their practices. The framework of the residency program is partly created by Ra Tack who offers fundamental guidelines regarding queerness, formed from years of experience, and partly created by the needs and aims of the current queer artists, activists in residence. The needs and aims are very much in constant flux but focuses on creating a safe space for LGBTQIA+ artists and giving a voice to a marginalized community. Alongside Ra Tack, Sesselja Hlín Jónasardóttir and Björt Sigfinnsdóttir will host the residency.
The queer artists, activists in residence will collectively organize themselves in the space regarding workspace, sleeping space and scheduling of shared meals, with strict consideration and care for the maintenance of the house and respect for each other. Artists in residence should aim to work with each other and with the local community.
More information and how to apply see their website.
A group exhibition. Heima has the capacity and facilities to accommodate exhibitions in the studio space. All exhibitions are self-organised.
Heima is both a living and studio space and all artists will be able to have a studio space. All studios are different in size and shape.
Heima is both a living and studio space and all artists will be granted their own bedroom. All bedrooms are different in size and shape.
They do not have any specific set-up or specialized facilities, but they have a wide veriety of hand tools, power tools, office supplies, a bank of materials and digital tools such as projectors, speakers, printers etc.
Everything there is free for all residents to use and the organizers can as well support and guide according to getting hold of specific materials, tools, etc.
Heima is located in Seyðisfjörður, a thriving port that is home to just 650 people and yet manages to support an art school, a cinema, a theatre, restaurants/bars, two artist residencies and the Dieter Roth Academy.