The Textílsetur Residency is generally more full in the spring/summer months (May to September). If you wish to attend the residency during these months it is important to as soon as possible, ideally up to a year in advance, to secure your placement. Consider applying for a residency in the fall/winter months (October to April) for more immediate and open availability.
Textílsetur accepts applications to the residency at any time. Artists may apply for any time of year. Click here to see an overview of local events at different times of the year to help plan your stay.
Applications to the Textílsetur 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. We accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior level artists and scholars working inside the textile field (i.e. fiber art, surface and fashion design, weaving) who are formally trained in their respective discipline. We also base our selection on creativity and textile exploration.
To apply, please fill out the appropriate online application form for your residency type:
Include the following in the upload section of the form:
- A CV or resumé describing your professional approach/working field (PDF/DOC format)
- A short project description/intentions for your stay – max one page (PDF/DOC format)
- Four images showing examples of your work, marked with artist’s name and title (JPG format)
Note: 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 at the latest. 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.
Applicants are welcome to apply on short notice. Residencies are subject to availability. We generally 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 during 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.