Textile Scholarships 2019 - 2022

In 2019 - 2022, the Textile Center was able to award six 2-month residential scholarships for Nordic-Baltic based textile artists 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. This opportunity came via Nordic Culture Point. 

Scholarships include: 

  • 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 residencies only)
  • 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  & the new TextileLab in Blönduós 

All scholarships have now been awarded to the following recipients: 

Josefin Tingvall, Sweden (2019)
Petter Hellsing, Sweden (2019)
Kärt Ojavee, Estonia (2020)
Søren Krag, Denmark (2021) - TC2 residency 
Austė Jurgelionytė-Varnė, Lithuania (2021)
Heidi Pietarinen, Finland (2022) - Tc2 residency

Congratulations, everyone!

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. 



Nordic Culture Point