Gil Artist Residency

An Art Space for research, production, meetings and exhibitions in the Gilfelag association.

We are currently closed for applications for 2017.
eadline for 2018 will be announced next spring. 

Description of residency program
Gil Artist Residency is an Artist in Residence Program located in Akureyri, North Iceland.

Founded in 1991 by the Gilfélag association.

We aim to stimulate creativity through interaction with the local environment, artists and cultural institutions, and seek to foster relations between participants and the local community.

The Gil Artist Residency is a place for artistic research, production, meetings and exhibitions.

Duration of residency
The duration of this residency program is minimum one month and maximum two months.

Disciplines supported and technical information
Visual artists from any nationality to develop their projects.

We offer artists in residence the possibility to live in the studio: single bright studio which is provided with wi-fi, two work desks, shelves, closet, double bed and a sofa bed for guests.

Studio/ workspace
We are located in the town center, at the Art Street. The Art Museum and several galleries, artist studios, restaurants and bars are located in the same Art Street. At the end of the street is the shore of Eyjafjörður, a beautiful mountain view of the fjord. Akureyri is a small town with an easy access to open nature.

We can accommodate one or two artists, and we are equipped with one independent studio,

Wireless Internet connection, fully equipped kitchen & bathroom and a fully equipped gallery for final events & exhibitions. Our exhibition space Deiglan is next door to the studio and has an internal access from the studio.
Materials and equipment: Basic equipment is available in the studio. Every artist brings his own material, one can also purchase in Akureyri. We have shops that sell art supplies.

Fees paid by the Artist:

Every artist pays a monthly fee.

Included is:

The studio space and living area: 65m2
Electricity, heating and water
Final Event (presentation and exhibition at the fully equipped Gallery)
Press Release
Basic tools
Note: Once your application has been approved, your place will be secured on receipt of full payment of dues.Travel, transport, visa, daily living expenses, medical insurance and production are not included in the dues.

Unfortunately we don’t offer any grants but we offer a formal letter of invitation for applications elsewhere.

Expectations towards the artist
The artists are expected to give a presentation and exhibit their work at our professional fully equipped gallery Deiglan.

Application information: after filling in our application form online. www.listagil.is
Please send us the required information by e-mail to: studio.akureyri@gmail.com

Sample of Previous work (PDF, website, link to Dropbox or similar)
– Your CV (max one A4) and Artists Statement explaining the general motivation of your artistic research (max one A4)
– Brief Motivation Letter with the theme: “Why am I going to Iceland to work in residency” (max one A4)

Selection process
Residents will be selected by the Gilfelag association based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. All applicants will be contacted by email within 6 weeks after deadline.