Air Nor-Ice: Artist in Residency for artists from Norway and Iceland
- Place Reykjavik, Island
Residency in Lofoten for artists from Iceland and residency in Iceland for artists from Norway.
What is AiR Nor-Ice?
AiR Nor-Ice is a 3-year pilot project to connect and expand networks and cooperation between professional art in the north – focusing on the connection between northern Norway and Iceland.
In Nor-Ice residency is eligible only for members of NNBK and SIM.
The basis of the residency is to share knowledge and experience and learn about each other’s art-political reality based on common challenges such as living conditions of the artists and the conditions for professional practice in Northern-Norway and Iceland. The exchange aims further to be a vehicle to strengthen and establish lasting relationships between professional artists and organizations in Northern Norway and Iceland to enhance cooperation, networking and reciprocal profiling.
The residency project was initiated by NNBK / The Association of North Norwegian Visual Artists and SIM / Association of Icelandic Artists in 2015 and is funded by the Norwegian Cultural Council, SIM and North Norwegian Art Centre, which is NNBK’s local project partner and residency host in Northern-Norway.
About the residency
When: 2. AUGUST – 31. AUGUST 2018
Where: Iceland / SIM / Korpúlfsstaðir.
Korpúlfsstaðir is on the eastern outskirts of Reykjavík, 10 km from the city center. The house, which was built in the years between 1925-30, was previously one of the largest milk production in Iceland. Today, Korpúlfsstaðir houses various activities such as 40 SÍM artist studios, a textile workshop, a ceramic workshop, artist driving gallery and a golf club a golf course outside.
The SÍM apartment in Korpúlfsstaðir consists of a living room (TV / sofa), a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower, these areas are shared. In residence there are 3 artists at all times. A large studio shared by 3 artists / designers lives every time. Each artist has it’s own private bedroom with two beds. Internet is available. Apartment / studio is a non-smoking area.
Financial and practical
The residency includes a living and working space, support for travel expenses of 5,000 NOK and 4,000 NOK free of use to cover living costs / car rental. We strongly recommend you to rent a car together for sharing and pick-up/return at Keflavik airport.
www.autoeurope.no has the cheapest rates.
The resident artists will participate in the artist presentation program with artist talks / exhibition at the SIM gallery in Reykjavik during their stay.
The selection is by open call – based on proposal for stay, artistic merits and the quality of artistic practice. The application must be written in English for the SIM jury / board review.
The application is to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write «Korpúlfsstaðir Reykjavik Residency» in subject field.
Deadline will be announced.
Application have to include the following information
Personal information: full name, place and date of birth, all contact details
Proposal for stay and how you would go about relating your work to this context
Examples of previous works/portfolio as pdf max 10mb, Video/sound work (max. 3 min)
Previous Islandic residents part of AiR-Nor Ice in Svolvær:
«Staying at the Kunstnerhuset was a pleasant experience, a time to reflect and work on an inner process in my art practice. Working on developing different things while tuning in to the nature there. The studio I had was quite good, plenty of headspace and the feeling of staying in a residency on a small island fitted me very well. Staying in Svolvær gave me time to reach my thoughts and dwell with them in a meditative state. I managed to develop something concrete within me there and when leaving Lofoten I felt nourished. My stay there was a good jump off into a process of action after a period of contemplation.» Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir