English, Dutch and Icelandic
The residency offers a program of 6 weeks
Paid by host:
  • Communication material (posters, flyers…)
  • Living space
  • Working spaces
  • Presentation spaces
Paid by artist:

Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses. The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable at any point during and after the residency.

For international artists: 6 weeks; 110.000 ISK

Other expenses paid by artists: travel, local transportations, working material, visa, insurances

Application guidelines:
  • Letter of motivation max. 1 page

Why do you want to be a resident in the residency for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists at Heima Collective? Do you have any experience in collective structures / residencies?

  • Project idea or research description max. 1 page
  • Short CV including age / nationality / languages / Email / skype name/website
  • Written biography including any information you find relevant for us to get a sense of who you are. max. 1 page
  • Documentation of your work online links or attached documentation
  • Extra information (emergency contact -1 or 2 people- and other valuable information that you wish to express )

​Residents will be selected by Ra Tack based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. Please send all materials to queer[a]


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Heima Collective

Heima Collective


Heima is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 2013. It was initiated to provide a space where emerging artists across a variety of disciplines can live and work in close proximity, sharing practises and ideas.
Since 2020 Heima functions as a collective that offers residencies, special intitiatives and projects.

The space is a 350 square meters living and studio space. It's located in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, a thriving port that is home to 650 people and yet manages to support a local art school, an art centre, a theatre, a movie theater, a museum, restaurants/bars, two artist residencies and the Dieter Roth Academy.

Open Call Residency for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists at Heima Collective

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.

The residency aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to queer artists and activists from around the world through the 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 is for multidisciplinary queer artists and 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, and activists in residence. The needs and aims are very much in constant flux but focus on creating a safe space for LGBTQIA+ artists and giving a voice to a marginalized community. The queer artists and 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.


Every other week the artist-in-residence will host a workshop for queer youth in the East of Iceland. Every week there is a public presentation to share individual, collaborative works and work in progress. The public presentation will take place within the Heima Collective space and Herdubreid Community Center in Seyðisfjörður. It is open to the public, which includes passers-by, residents, and an invited public. The events are advertised through social networks and posters.


It's located in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, a thriving port that is home to 650 people and yet manages to support a local art school, an art center, a cinema, a museum, restaurants/bars, two artists' residencies, and the Dieter Roth Academy.

Contact information

Austurvegur 15
710 Seyðisfjörður