How to Apply

Application Materials

Applications to the Textile Centre Residency are accepted year round and reviewed on a rolling basis. The residency is for periods of one or more months, hosting up to 8 resident artists at a time.

To apply download our: Application form

Attach this application with

  • A CV or resumé describing your professional approach/working field.
  • A short project description/intentions for your stay – max one page.
  • Four images in jpg format showing examples of your work, marked with artist’s name and title.

Email your submission to

Note: We base our selection on creativity and textile exploration. Projects don’t need to be finished here, the residency is a place for personal research, learning about Icelandic textile tradition and exchange between textile artists.


The cost of your residency fee must be paid three months prior to your arrival. Please ensure if you are applying for grants that you will know the outcome 3 months prior to attending. If you apply less than three months before your intended residency date, your residency fee must be paid as soon as you are accepted, or within reason we may extend your deadline. Artist fees are for the artist alone, please let us know if you have children or a spouse that need to be with you, as extra fees will apply.

Residency fee:

  • Standard room € 650 per month
  • Riverside view room € 680 per month
  • Riverside view room with conjoined private studio + wc € 800 per month
  • Standard room shared with 1 partner/collaborator € 1.100 per month

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Application Deadlines

Applicants are welcome to apply with short notice, residencies are subject to availability.
We recommend that you apply at least six months in advance of your stay in order to secure your placement.
An introductory email is sent out the month before accepted artists’ arrival. This enables artists to connect with each other before arriving, and perhaps meet in Reykjavik and travel together to Blönduós.

***Please notify Textílsetur if you would not like your email shared with your fellow arriving resident artists. We respect your privacy and do not use your email for any other reason but direct communication between Textílsetur and residents.