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Residency at Brekka

 GilsfjordurArts offers an artist residency in the remote former farm house “Brekka” for Icelandic and international artists from various disciplines to engage with the landscape and connect with communities in the Westfjords.

We provide visiting artists with a dedicated space and time to create in an environment of open inquiry and free from prescribed outcomes.  We encourage communal interactions in nearby communities through artists talks; projections etc between locals and visiting artists as can be arranged at the venues available.

The very remoteness and rare silence of our location offers incredible insight and energy in to the artists.

This residency is based around its great fjord and mountain location. It is all about remoteness, the fjord, sounds of natures, and being in landscape away from distraction with time to contemplate or make work. Artists will live and work on their own at the Brekka, without any staff present. You will be about 10km from the nearest rural outpost. Planning your supplies is important. This residency is not for everyone, self sufficiency and planning is essential. The residencies are timed to the rural bus schedule from Reykjavik (bus 57 and 59) about 3 1/4 hours.

 

2020 residency applications.

The fees for residency at Brekka runs from 700 to 900 euros per each 25 day residency depending on room choice. The shared studio fills the top floor of the farm house, bedrooms , kitchen, sitting room and bathroom, boot room, storage rooms, and laundry are on the ground floor. Artists are responsible for transport to the residency and their own food.

There is a 25 euro fee for applications please click the link and follow the instructions, all details included on 2020 application form on the Home page.

 Accommodation & Studio:

 Each artist has their own bedroom, the bedding is provided and the house is heated and furnished. Each room has a view, writing desk, chair and cupboard space.

There is a shared living room, the house has wifi (not good for streaming movies but fine for communications). The kitchen has an electric stove, two fridges, coffee maker, microwave, toaster etc and basic starter supplies (oil, pasta, salt etc). 

The laundry room has a washing machine and dryer.  There is one shared bathroom with shower and an additional toilet in the laundry room plus a utility sink for cleaning art materials.

The top floor is a large wood lines studio room shared by the artists with windows and skylights.

North window of the Brekka studio

North window of the Brekka studio