Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible to apply?
Emerging and established artists and innovators working in any media and genre are eligible to apply.
I am an "emerging artist" meaning that I'm active in my artistic practice, but I do not have an extensive history of exhibiting or selling work. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. It is in integral to HEIMA's mission to support up-and-coming artists looking to expand, deepen or redefine their practice. We are most interested with the quality and character of the work submitted.
Are current students and MFA candidates eligible for participation in the HEIMA Residency Program?
Does the application cost money?
Can I mail a hard copy of my application?
No. only applications submitted online will be considered for admission.
Do you allow collaborators to apply?
Yes, however every artist accepted for the residency will have to pay a full residency fee.
Does Heima offer a stipend or other resources to fund the cost of the residency?
No. Unfortunately, as a young nonprofit organisation, we currently are unable to provide financial assistance for the artists in residents.
I am not able to stay the full residency period - can I still attend?
You can arrive and depart at any date within the residency period you have been selected for. It's not possible to arrive to Heima prior to and after the residency period you have been selcted for.
Does the studio include a living space or will I need to find own housing in Seyðisfjörður?
Yes, HEIMA is both a living and studio space and all artists will be granted their own bedroom. All bedrooms are different in size and shape.
Are there exhibition opportunities for residents?
There are no guaranteed exhibition opportunities for residents however we do have the capacity to accommodate exhibitions in the studio space. All exhibitions are self-organised.
Do I need to bring my own tools?
HEIMA has basic equipment: a projector, basic power tools, a small mixer, a set of genelec monitor speakers, etc. Residents are urged to bring an adequate stock of art materials and supplies for their residency. If any speacial materials or equipment are needed, you are expected to buy or bring your own.
How do I get to Seyðisfjörður?
If you are travelling from abroad you will fly to Keflavik Airport, which is located 50 minutes outside Reykjavik. From there you will either rent a car and drive (10 hour drive from Reykajvik to Seyðisfjörður) or take a domestic flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Egilsstaðir. This is a one-hour flight and from the airport in Egilsstaðir there will be a bus going to Seyðisfjörður.
Do I need a Visa to attend the residency?
Iceland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that you may enter Iceland without a visa for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes. Nationals of the following countries are exempted from the obligation to carry a visa on arrival in Iceland for a stay of up to three months in all within the Schengen area.