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 first application round has now closed. Two textile artists were awarded scholarships in 2019. Calls for applications for the remaining scholarships will be made in August 2019 and 2020 respectively. Terms and conditions apply.