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The Seljavegur residency is situated in the western part of Reykjavík in one of SIM's most popular studio spaces. In 2019 the residency was moved to the second floor of the building for practical reasons, however, the magnificent view over the ocean towards Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsnes Glacier) is still able to be enjoyed.
Seljavegur 32 is only 10 minutes walk from the old city center of Reykjavík. Close by are bus stops, supermarkets, a hardware store, swimming pools, cinemas, the University of Iceland, restaurants, etc.
The residency apartment consists of:
-9 private single bedrooms/studios
-one private bedroom (No. 10) with separated individual studio
-one double bedroom/studio (No. 11).
Each bedroom is furnished with a work desk, pinboard, single bed, two chairs, chest of drawers, wardrobe and mirror.
Prices per month
Room 1 = 12 sqm / 550 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio, Ocean View)
Room 2 = 10 sqm / 500 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio, Ocean View)
Room 3 = 10 sqm / 500 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio, Ocean View)
Room 4 = 17 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)
Room 5 = 17 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)
Room 6 = 17 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)
Room 7 = 17 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)
Room 8 = 17 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)
Room 9 = 10 sqm / 455 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)
Room 10 = 10 sqm (Single Bedroom/Studio) + Individual Studio 18 sqm / 700 EUR
Room 11 = 30 sqm / 900 EUR (Double Bedroom/Studio, possible for two persons the room price is fixed - 900 EUR for an individual or a pair)
The residency fee must be paid latest 14 weeks prior to arrival. For residencies lasting longer than one month, the fee for the first month is to be paid 14 weeks in advance, the fee for the second and third month can be paid on arrival.
Included in the residency fee are sheets, towels, water, electricity, heating and internet access for lap tops. The residency fee is intended to cover the general cost of running the program. It does not constitute rent and the artist therefore does not obtain the legal status of tenant.
If canceled 8-4 weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date 50% of the residency fee is refunded. If cancelled 4-0 weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date none of the residency fee is refunded.
Amendments to the rules of the payment and cancellation due to COVID-19. Policy to be applied from 1st August 2020 till June 31st 2021:
-we do not require to proceed payment in advance for Residency stay, only if the artist wants to. As for booking confirmation, we will require to send a copy of the flight information as soon as possible. Payment for a stay can be made upon arrival at our SIM office with a credit or debit card.
-if appeared/extended restrictions or other reasons caused by global pandemic will affect artists' arrival, SIM Residency in the first place will offer to reschedule granted residency period to upcoming months, in the most complicated situations we will do a full refund.
SIM Residency doesn`t require artists to pay an actual safety deposit.
On arrival, artists are required to sign under a deposit agreement between SIM and artist. Artist has to give their credit card number as an insurance for keys, guest card and cleaning fee. Credit card won`t be charged, if artists won't lose the keys, guest card, and leaves residency apartment clean after his stay.
If an artist requires a more spacious working area or the bedroom/studio space doesn’t suit their needs, there are two shared studio spaces within the building that are available for use as well.
Artists in residence are allowed to have one guest staying with them at a time in the room. Children under 14 years cannot stay in the residency. Guests at Seljavegur can stay for a maximum of two weeks. The guest fee depends on the length of stay: 18.000 ISK for each week per person or 2.500 ISK per night for stays shorter than a week. Payment can be made during your stay at our office. All guests are provided with bedding, towels and an extra bed. We also urge you to look into staying at the SIM guest house at Hafnarstræti 16. For further information please visit: https://sim.is/residency/short-stay/
Guests have to respect the house rules and artists take full responsibility for their guests during their stay.
The living area includes a living room with TV and sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, communal bathroom and shower facilities, washing machine, hair dryer and iron. Included in the residency fee are sheets, towels, all detergents, water, electricity, heating, and internet access for laptops. Free parking is available.
Artists are required to keep their own bedrooms/studios and shared facilities clean and are expected to leave the apartment in good condition. A deposit agreement is made between SIM and artists on arrival.
A granted residency is from the second to the last day of the relevant month.