Open call - Textile Center scholarships 2021 / 2022

In 2021/2022, the Icelandic Textile Center residency awards two textile artists based in the Nordic-Baltic region with a 2-month scholarship each to develop and present new work in Iceland, lead a community workshop, connect to international networks and gain insight in Icelandic textile tradition and innovation. Scholarships are fully funded and include travel, accommodation and a work & workshop stipend. This opportunity came via Nordic Culture Point.

Applicants must be working directly with textile/fibre arts, have a professional arts CV, be based in a Nordic country (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Faroe Islands, Greenland) or Baltic state (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and attend with a textile based process or project. Artists may present with a group and/or solo exhibition. Applications concerned with textile innovation, public engagement, and exhibition plans will be highly regarded.

There are two different types of residencies to choose from, one "regular" residency in 2021 (January - December, with the exception of June - just apply for the two months best suited for you), and one Tc2 digital loom residency in early 2022 (January-February). 

Scholarship packages include:

- Travel to and from Iceland (Blönduós), up to 660 € per artist

- Accommodation in Kvennaskólinn for two months: Each scholarship holder is provided with his/her own bedroom equipped with a small desk and scenic view, access to studio facilities and open plan workspace in the communal studio 

- Production / work stipend, 1500 € per artist per stay Work stipend for workshop: up to 500 € per artist per stay Access to gallery space for group / solo exhibitions & access to the facilities of FabLab in nearby Sauðárkrokur 

- Tc2 scholarship: Exclusive access to the Textile Center's digital loom. Terms and conditions apply.

Please apply using the application form on our website,, and reference the scholarship in your project proposal.

Application deadline is October 31st, 2020!