Island, Reykjavik
02. okt 2017
31. okt 2020

AiR Nor-Ice er et treårig prosjekt som gir norske kunstnere mulighet til et opphold på Island. Prosjektet er initiert av Nordnorske Bildende Kunstnere og SIM – (Organisasjonen for islandske billedkunstnere). Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter er samarbeidspartner og vertskap for islandske kunstnere. Samarbeidet er foreløpig planlagt til 2020, med en årlig utlysning. Programmet er kun for medlemmer av NNBK eller SIM.

Søknadsfrist for opphold i 2018 blir utlyst i løpet av januar.

NB! Søknad må skrives på engelsk for juryering av SIM.



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 residence 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 residence 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 residence host in Northern-Norway.

About the residency

When: 16 OCTOBER – 16 NOVEMBER 2017
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. 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 Write «Korpúlfsstaðir Reykjavik Residency» in subject field.

Deadline: to be announced in January 2018.

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
  • CV
  • Examples of previous works/portfolio as pdf max 10mb, Video/sound work (max. 3 min)