Scholarships for textile artists in 2019 - 2022

In 2021 / 2022, we award the last of our six scholarships for Nordic-Baltic textile artists - the call for applications is now open! This opportunity came via Nordic Culture Point. 

The scholarship includes:

  • Travel to and from Iceland (Blönduós), up to €660 per artist
  • Accommodation in Kvennaskólinn for two months
  • Exclusive access to the Textile Center's digital loom (Tc2) for one month (see also below)
  • 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 the FabLab in nearby Sauðárkrókur & TextileLab in Blönduós (opening in May 2021) 

Dates available (choose the time best suited for you): 

  • July - August 2021 (exclusive access to the Tc2 in August) 
  • August - September (exclusive access to the Tc2 in August)
  • November - December 2021 (exclusive access to the TC2 in December)
  • December 2021 - January 2022 (exclusive access to the TC2 in December)
  • January 2022 - February 2022 (exclusive access to the TC2 in January & February)
  • February 2022 - March 2022 (exclusive access to the TC2 in February) 

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 know how to use a digital loom. Artists may present with a group and / or solo exhibition. Please make sure to reference the scholarship in your application. Applications concerned with textile innovation, public engagement, and exhibition plans will be highly regarded. 

Please apply using the application form on our website and make sure to reference the scholarship in your project proposal. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2021. 

Past & present scholarship recipients are Josefin Tingvall (Sweden, 2019), Petter Hellsing (Sweden, 2019), Kärt Ojavee (Estonia, 2020), Søren Krag (Denmark, 2021), and Austė Jurgelionytė-Varnė (Lithuania, 2021).

Please note that artists - regardless of where they are based in the world - can always apply for a regular residency. We accept applications from textile artists and scholars all year round.