Textile Scholarships 2019 - 2021

The Textile Center awards six 2-month residential scholarships for textile artists in 2019 - 2022. This opportunity came via Nordic Culture Point. The third and final round for applications is now open! 

In 2021/2022, we will award two textile artists based in the Nordic-Baltic region with a scholarship each 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. There are two different types of residencies to choose from:

- one "regular" residency in 2021 (January - December, with the exception of June - just apply for the two months best suited for you)

- one Tc2 digital loom residency in early 2022 (January-February). 

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 & the facilities of FabLab in nearby Sauðárkrókur
  • Tc2 residency: Access to the Textile Center's Tc2 digital loom (terms and conditions apply)

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 a group and / or solo exhibition. Applications concerned with textile innovation, public engagement, and exhibition plans will be highly regarded. 

Please apply using the application form here on the website, and make sure to reference the scholarship in your project proposal.

Application deadline is October 31st, 2020.


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. 



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