I will be an artist in residence at SIM in Reykjavik Iceland for the month of May 2015
The SIM Residency is an international residency located in Reykjavík and run by SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. The residency was formed in 2002 and started with an apartment and studio for one artist in the SÍM – house at Hafnarstræti in the city center. Since then the residency has gradually grown and we now welcome around twelve artists every month.In June 2006 the SIM- Residency added nine studio and living spaces at Seljavegur 32, a building that also includes studios for about fifty SÍM members.
In 2007 another three studios were added at Korpúlfsstaðir, an old dairy farm located on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Korpúlfsstaðir also houses studios for about forty SÍM members, as well as an art school, workshop- and exhibition space. The original studio and apartment at Hafnarstræti has now been turned into a three guestroom apartment, which is rented out to local and international artists on a short-term basis.The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each other. To be a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work.
The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process.Short description of the programme
The SIM Residency welcomes visual artists of all media to Reykjavík for residencies lasting one to three months. The residency includes studio spaces for a total of thirteen artists each month. The artists get a living space and a studio right next to each other, with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms. The Seljavegur residency has a big communal room that is good for working on bigger things. The application deadlines are twice a year on January 15th and July 31st each year, but we do encourage people who are interested in coming to SIM for a residency to apply using the short notice application see here or contact us about availability.
The Korpúlfsstaðir Residency program is only run from March to November.
Discipline(s) and media
All media of visual arts such as:✓ Painting ✓ Sculpture ✓ Drawing ✓ Photograpy ✓ Installation ✓ Ceramics ✓ Textile art ✓ Performance ✓ Sound art
Duration of residenciesResidencies last for one to three whole months.
Expenses paid by artistsThe artist pays a residency fee for the stay at SÍM as well as his own travel expenses and all other personal living expenses during the residency.