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NES Artist Residency: Open Call

Winter Special – Discounted fee for December 2021 & January 2022!The NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd is open and receiving artists from around the globe.  This year we have had artists from Germany, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Cyprus, Turkey, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain, and Denmark.  If you are looking to broaden your artistic networks and longing for the space and time to be inspired and to delve deep into your art practice, plus connect with like-minded people, then a winter residency at NES is for you! 
Photo credit: Aaron PalabyabNES is a remote residency in the stunning north of Iceland,  the perfect place to forget the last couple of stressful years and focus anew on your art practice. A residency during the colder months is a great way to experience Iceland in all its winter glory. There is significant and underestimated beauty in the north at this time of the year. The winter months in Iceland are very conducive to creativity and focussed work. The extended time indoors nurtures the development of collaboration and deep friendships between resident artists. Whilst the days are short the light is beautiful and forever changing.  
Photo credit: Aly JacksonThe northern lights dance regularly across the sky at this time of the year and are a common sight in our little north Iceland town of Skagaströnd.  Whilst the days are short, the light is beautiful and forever changing. Yes, it is cold outdoors, but the studio and houses are all geothermally heated and very cosy for working well into the night. 
Photo credit: Ehrlich oCampoWe are offering the months of December 2021 and January 2022 at a reduced fee of 650€ per month.  This fee includes your private room accommodation in a shared house with fellow artists, 24/7 studio access, plus all utilities ie electricity, heating, and wifi. Email for more information or make an application at  NES is a multidisciplinary residency. We accept applicants from all creative fields and career stages. 
Iceland’s borders are open to vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from covid-19. You can find travel requirements for entering Iceland here. If unvaccinated there are pathways for artists to enter but this will require 5-6 days quarantine at your own expense.  Photo credit: Julie PasilaApply Now
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