Open Call Residency for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists at Heima Collective
Heima Collective wants to highlight the importance of the queer community in the East of Iceland through a residency program for artists and activists from the LGBTQIA+ community.
The residency aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to queer artists and activists from around the world through exchange and sharing of artistic skills, exhibitions, public screenings, performances, workshops and collaborative creation in a site-specific context.
The residency program provides a residency for 6 international artists and activists that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. The residency program in Heima Collective offers a space to live, work, share, experiment and discuss together whilst staying in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The residency program is for multidisciplinary queer artists, activists that reflect on queer related topics and highlight the trajectory and longevity of the LGBTQIA+ movement through their practices.The residency offers a program of 6 weeks (18th September 2023 till 31st October 2023 ) The framework of the residency program is partly created by Ra Tack who offers fundamental guidelines regarding queerness, formed from years of experience, and partly created by the needs and aims of the current queer artists, activists in residence. The needs and aims are very much in constant flux but focuses on creating a safe space for LGBTQIA+ artists and giving a voice to a marginalized community. The queer artists, activists in residence will collectively organize themselves in the space regarding workspace, sleeping space and scheduling of shared meals, with strict consideration and care for the maintenance of the house and respect for each other.Artists in residence should aim to work with each other and with the local community. Every other week the artist in residence will host a workshop for queer youth in the East of Iceland. Every week there is a public presentation to share individual, collaborative works and work in progress.
The public presentation will take place within the Heima Collective space and Herdubreid Community Center in Seyðisfjörður. It is open to the public, which includes passers by, residents, and invited public. The events are advertised through social networks and posters.
The residency program offers a residency of 6 weeks.
The total amount of residents are 6 artists.
It is possible to apply as an artist couple.
The working languages are English, Dutch and Icelandic.
The deadline is 1 April 2023 at 11.45 pm
Heima is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2013. It was initiated to provide a space where emerging artists across a variety of disciplines can live and work in close proximity, sharing practices and ideas. The space is a 350 square meters living and studio space. It's located in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, a thriving port that is home to 650 people and yet manages to support a local art school, an art center, a cinema, a museum, restaurants/bars, two artist residencies and the Dieter Roth Academy.
The space provides on the first floor a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and bathroom on the first floor on the west side of the house. On the east side of the house you can find a studio space which provides three private studios, two bigger communal studios, a cozy hang out space with a fireplace, a work-and tool space, a laundry room and a small storage cave.
On the second floor you can find 1 single-person bedroom, 2 two-person bedrooms and a bathroom. On the third floor (attic) you can find 2 single-person bedrooms and 1 two-person bedroom.
We have a small garden with a big tree and a rose bush. And a big terrace on the south side of the house.
Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.
The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable at any point during and after the residency.
For international artists
6 weeks; 110.000 ISK
(all currency in Icelandic Krónur)
Expenses paid by artist
Expenses paid by Heima
Communication material (posters, flyers…)
Support from Heima Collective
Heima is run by artists, who are living and working within the Heima space. Ra Tack will guide and help the artists to connect with the local neighborhood and artistic community. They will also be active in supporting the artists personal artistic practice, with finding relevant materials and tools, potential critics, etc.
Application form (how to apply)
a letter of motivation max. 1 page
Why do you want to be a resident in the residency for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists at Heima Collective ?
Do you have any experience in collective structures / residencies?
project idea or research description max. 1 page
a short CV including age / nationality / languages / Email / skype name/website
written biography including any information you find relevant for us to get a sense of who you are. max. 1 page
Documentation of your work online links or attached documentation
Extra information (emergency contact -1 or 2 people- and other valuable information that you wish to express )
Residents will be selected by Ra Tack based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.
Please send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions please contact us at the same address.
All information on www.h-e-i-m-a.com
Go to OPEN CALL
Deadline 1 april 2023 11.45 pm