Open Call SIM Residency


Open Call SIM Residency

Opportunity for visual artists in Reykjavík, Iceland.

SIM Residency is an international residency for visual artists located in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is run by SÍM - Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna or The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists.

SÍM is a non-profit organization without any operating state grants. Currently, SÍM is hosting three locations; Hafnarstraeti where the SÍM Gallery, Office and Guesthouse are located, and two residency apartments Seljavegur, which is a 10 minute walk from the city center, and Korpúlfsstaðir, situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik. SIM offers two different residency locations in Reykjavik area – Seljavegur in downtown Reykjavik and Korpúlfsstaðir set in an idyllic location on the edge of town. The different settings allow us to cater to each artists requirements, giving them the opportunity to choose their location, regarding on their needs and projects.

SIM Residency open call applications are open twice a year:

period July – December 2022: deadline 31 January 2022

period January – June 2023: deadline 31 July 2022

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

*additional announcements for rooms/studios availabilities due to cancellations are available in their newsletters, and applications for short notice availabilities are accepted throughout the year. 

The residency fee per month varies from 455 EUR to 900 EUR depending on rooms and studios. All expenses are paid by the artists. The artist pays their own travel expenses and all other personal living expenses during the residency.

Elibility and how to apply
The SIM Residency is a project-based residency and requires a project proposal as well as work examples. Qualifying applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts or similar qualifications. To apply for the SIM Residency please fill out the online application.

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