Additional Open call for SIM Residency artist-in-residence program for period January - May 2021


DEADLINE: December 31st 

If you are interested to participate in the SIM Residency program any time sooner than the next open call, please join our Newsletter to receive room availability due to cancalations. 





Yes, we are open! We do take important safety measures at the SIM Residency apartments during a global pandemic. So farr all artists after lockdown did arrive safely. They are more than happy to be at SIM Residency and work with their art projects!


If you need any information about travel restrictions to Iceland please visit the webpage curated by Iceland's Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and Directorate's of Immigration FAQ`S


At the moment each arriving artist in SIM Residency has to pass double testing > first one at the airport upon arrival and second after 5 days. Quarantine is required for the first 5 days, and it is allowed to stay in quarantine at SIM Residency apartments under regulations of home-based quarantine.

SIM Residency assists for artists during the 5-day quarantine with food delivery. During quarantine, artists are allowed to go for a walk after the first test results, by keeping safe distancing and wearing masks. To enter any shops, pharmacies, restaurants, bars are strictly forbidden. more information about quarantine on the webpage.

and if you hawe any doubts or questions feel free to text us.


*Travel restrictions lifted for residents of certain non-EEA and Schengen states

- if you are from non-EEA and Schengen states in line with the decision of EU Member States you are still able to participate in the SIM Residency artist-in-residence program under the exemptions of the educational program.

- SIM Residency will apply for MFA to release your travel permit. 


December 31st

Accepted applicants will be notified within 6-7 weeks of the deadline.

A bachelor degree in fine arts or similar qualification is required.

Similar qualification can be for example: Design, Architecture, Photography, Art History, Filmmaking . . .

Your project proposal will be decisive.

Short project description (max. 400 words)

Upload 3 images max 10MB in total. If your files are too big use Iloveimg to compress them without quality loss.

Artists are able to apply for

1 - 3 months.



You will find more informations about the Gallery here.

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