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Gil Artist Residency

Akureyri, Iceland

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  • Kaupvangsstraeti 23
  • Akureyri 600
  • Iceland

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Gil Artist Residency

An Art Space for research, production, engagements and exhibitions in the Gilfélag Society.

Gil Artist Residency is an Artist in Residence Program located in Akureyri, North Iceland. Founded in 1991 by the Gilfélag Society.

We aim to stimulate creativity through interaction with the local environment, artists and cultural institutions, and seek to foster relations between participants and the local community.

The Gil Artist Residency is a place for artistic research, production, meetings and exhibitions.

Duration of residency
The duration of this residency program is minimum one month and maximum two months.

Disciplines supported and technical information
Visual artists from any nationality to develop their projects.

Accommodation
We offer artists in residence the possibility to live in the studio: single bright studio which is provided with wifi, two work desks, shelves, closet, double bed and a sofa bed for guests.

Studio/ workspace
We are located in the town center, in the Art Street, where the Art Museum and several galleries, artist studios, restaurants and bars are located. At the end of the street is the shore of Eyjafjörður, a beautiful mountain view of the fjord. Akureyri is a small town with an easy access to open nature.

We can accommodate one or two artists, in a private apartment with a studio, fully equipped kitchen & bathroom and a gallery for final events & exhibitions. Our exhibition space Deiglan is next door and has an internal access from the studio. More info and photos HERE.

Basic equipment is available in the studio. Every artist brings their own materials, one can also purchase in Akureyri.

Expectations towards the artist
The artists are expected to give a presentation and/or exhibit their work at our gallery Deiglan. Generally the last weekend of each month is allocated for the artist in residence.