ArtAK Residency

Welcome to Grundarfjörður in Iceland

Artist Residency

The aim is to stimulate creativity through interaction with the local environment and to foster relations between participants and the local community.

We work in cooperation with the local schools and artists giving our artists the opportunity to breath in the spectacular view and let Icelandic nature be an inspiration for their art. With the open fjord at your front step, big stunning mountains, and the charm of a small fishing village.

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Breathe in the stunning view of the fjord, Grundarfjordur is a small town with easy access to wild nature.

Artak350 Residency

Artak350 Residency is a place for artistic research, art production, meetings, workshops, art courses and exhibitions, an opportunity to meet strangers and make friends.

Duration of residency

The duration of this residency program is one month, maximum two months.

Technical information 

This residency is for visual artists from all around the world who want to be inspired by Icelandic nature and culture, work on their art and develop their projects.


We offer artists in residence the possibility to live in the studio: single bright studio which is provided with wifi, work desks, shelves, closet and two single beds.

We can accommodate one or two artists at a time, in a private apartment with a studio space, kitchen with cooking equipment fridge   & bathroom with WC and Shower.
Basic equipment is also available in the studio, however artists are responsible for bringing their own materials as there is no shop with art supplies in the area. It’s possible to ship your art supplies via mail before arriving.

House hall items, like toilet paper, soap, and what you need in the kitchen, it’s all provided by the artist, and if you run out of some things, kindly replace with new items for the next artist. At your arrival, you should have everything you need.  Remember to leave the place in the same condition or better than you found it.   At your departure, you need to have cleaned everything and wash the sheet and towels as well, you can hung them up to dry in the washing room.

Fees paid by the Artist:

One month: 800 EUR – additional 400 EUR for second artist/partner.

Included is:

The studio space and living area: 68m2
Access to a washing machine, bed linens and towels
Electricity, heating and water. WIFI.
Final Event (presentation and/or exhibition at the studio)
Publicity on the Web.
Press Release
Basic tools

Note: Once your application has been approved, your place will be secured upon receipt of full payment. Travel, transport, visa, daily living expenses, medical insurance and production are not included.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer any grants but we formally invite all our applicants to seek grants elsewhere.

Expectations towards the artist

On the last weekend of their stay, the artists are expected to give a presentation and/or exhibit their work at the studio or the visitor center.

Application information:
In order to submit your application, fill in the form online and please send an email to

Include the following information in ONE PDF document:

– Your full name – months preferred.
– Motivation letter (including a project/concept, description, 250-words max.).
– Examples of your work (max. 12 photos).
– A copy of your CV.

Selection process

Residents will be selected by the Artak350 Residency committee, based on their work, commitment to their practice and ability to interact positively with the community at large. All applications will be answered as soon as possible. If accepted, you have one week to confirm your participation and 14 days  to pay a deposit of 400 EUR to guarantee your position. Full payment needs to be transferred four months prior to your stay. The deposit is NOT refundable in any case.

This residency is for visual artists from all around the world who want to be inspired by Icelandic nature and culture, work on their art and develop their projects.

The duration of this residency program is one month, maximum two months.

We accept applications all year round.