Umsókn // Application: Artist in residence

Applications to the residency program may be submitted at any time. They will be reviewed as soon as possible, or 3 weeks after your submission at the latest. Please contact residency@textilecenter.is if you are uncertain whether we have received your application. Please include the following documents:

  • CV or resumé describing your professional approach/working field (PDF/DOC format)
  • short project description/intentions for your stay – max one page (PDF/DOC format)
  • Three images showing examples of your work, marked with artist’s name and title (JPG format)

PART 1: Personal Details

First name, surname
I.e., academic degree

PART 2: Residency Dates



(e.g. June + July, 2021)

PART 3: Work Focus

(e.g. June + July, 2022)
(e.g. September + October, 2022)






Please choose the three items you are most interested in. This does not mean you will have exclusive access, or won't be able to access other facilities / equipment. The equipment listed here is all included in the residency fee.




Here you can let us know if you are interested in using the equipment at the TextileLab. You'll get an introduction to the lab and can book time on site, depending on availability.

We have two digital looms, both located in the TextileLab. The larger one can be booked for shorter sprints, 2 or 4 weeks respectively. Please let us know in your project proposal if you have experience using digital looms (required!). The warp is not included in the rental fee, and you need to be able to warp the loom yourself.

PART 4: Lodging Type & Fees










SUMMER fees are for May 1st to September 30th residencies. WINTER fees are for October 1st to April 30th residencies. If your residency falls within the WINTER and SUMMER season, your final residency fee will be reflected in your acceptance letter as a combination of both fees. For prices regarding house 33, please contact us at residency@textilecenter.is

PART 5: Required Application Attachments

Please attach the following to your application:

  • CV or resumé describing your professional approach/working field (PDF/DOC format). If you intend to use the Tc2 loom or other equipment at the TextileLab, please let us know if you have worked with it before. 
  • short project description/intentions for your stay – max one page (PDF/DOC format)
  • Three images showing examples of your work, marked with artist’s name and title (JPG format)

PART 6: Terms of Payment and Cancellation Agreement

Payment policy

Don't worry, we're not charging you anything yet. If you are approved for a residency at the Icelandic Textile Center, we will send you a letter of confirmation including documents to sign and send back to us. You will then be charged a 5000 ISK confirmation fee (approx. 35 Euros). Please note that this fee is not refundable. 

The full residency fee can be paid any time after confirmation. It is due 3 months prior to arrival at the latest. 

All fees can be paid with a credit card online. If you are approved for a residency, we will provide you with the necessary information.  

Cancellation policy

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your residency or reschedule. If you cancel your residency later than 3 months prior to your arrival in Blönduós, we will not be able to give you a refund.