Scholarships for textile artists in 2019 - 2021

The Textile Center awards six 2-month residential scholarships for textile artists in 2019 - 2021. This opportunity came via Nordic Culture Point. 

We will award textile artists based in the Nordic-Baltic region with scholarships 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. 

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

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 the annual Iceland Knit Fest in Blönduós and / or a solo exhibition. Applications concerned with textile innovation, public engagement, and exhibition plans will be highly regarded. 

The application round for scholarships in 2020 is now closed. 

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.