How to apply

Open Call
The Textile Center residency accepts applications at any time. Artists may apply for any time of year. The residency is for periods of one or more months, hosting 8 - 10 resident artists at a time. Applications can be submitted via our application form (see Application form: Artist in residence or Application form: TC2 digital loom.) Contact us at residency@textilecenter.is if they are any questions regarding the residency or your application. 

Residency Availability
The 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. Consider applying for a residency in the fall/winter months (October to April) for more immediate and open availability. 

Application Materials
Applications to the Textile Center Residency are accepted year round and reviewed on a rolling basis. 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 (standard or TC2 residency) and make sure to include

  • 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 name and title (JPG format)

Note: Projects don’t need to be finished here, the residency is a place for personal research, exploring Icelandic textile tradition and exchange between textile artists.

Application Deadlines
Residencies are always subject to availability. Artists are welcome to apply on short notice, but we generally recommend to apply at least six months in advance. 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 us 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 the Textile Center and residents.