1 to 3 months
Paid by artist:

Travel costs, accommodation and subsistence costs.

Accommodation prizes (incl. use of studio, sheets, towels, water, electricity, heating and internet access for laptop):

Room 1 - 350 EUR/month
Room 2 - 350 EUR/month
Room 3 - 400 EUR/month
Room 4 - 300 EUR/month - no working area.

40% extra for each extra person.

Application guidelines:

As of 2012 there is ongoing all year “Open call” for applications for Old school artist residency and they welcome last minute applications. Application should include a complete application form, resumé or CV and samples of works. Residence time starts at first day of each month.

Donwload here the application form and send it to [email protected]. A panel of professional artists review the applications shortly after the receipt. Applicants are notified of the committee´s decisions within 1 week.


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The Old School - Hrisey

The Old School - Hrisey


The Old school arthouse residency in Hrisey Iceland is owned by the artgroup Nordanbal.
The Old School AiR aims at being a substainable and non profitable residency. The main objective of the residency is to provide an opportunity for artists in all media including writers and performing artists to work, meet, exchange ideas, possibly cooperate and enjoy the peaceful life and scenery of the island.

Studio Information

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

Accommodation Information

three different bedrooms, working area for three persons or groups, internet connection, sitting room combined with kitchen, shower, washing machine, television, library etc.


Technical Information

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


The island of Hrísey is by the north coast of Iceland, short from the arctic circle. The island is surrounded with a breathtaking view of the mountains on the coast of Eyjafjordur and the atmosphere will put you back in time of peace and wonderful nature.

The Old Schoolhouse is centered in the small village on the south coast of the island, with a good view over the area, ca. 10 min. walk from the harbour. Population is about 180 persons.
The island is 7,0 km2 and 7,5 km long.

The only way to get to the island of Hrisey is by the ferry Sævar from Árskógssandur. It’s scheduled every hour in the summertime (different winter schedule) and takes ca. 20 min. There is a bus from Akureyri to the harbour of Árskógssandur (ca. 30 min. drive).

Service in the village of Hrísey: restaurant, shop, post office, bank and swimming pool.
Easy access to beautiful nature, bird watching and walking trails around the island.

Contact information

630 Hrísey

nordanbal [at]