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Last minute call for TEXTILES: August Residency in Iceland

Deadline: 16 Jun, 2017

Disciplines: Art Education, Collaboration, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Fine art, Installation, Land Art, Performance, Research, Social Practice, Textile, Theater, Visual Arts.

Location: Blönduós, Iceland

Deadline: 16 Jun, 2017

Duration: 1 month

Eligibility: Artists practicing in textiles, fibers, contemporary wearables, or contemporary practice intrinsically tied to textile techniques and practical textiles/fiber arts applications.

Support: We recommend checking with your own country's government bodies, arts councils, or philanthropic funding organizations about possible funding.

Costs: € 780 p/month standard residency cost, all facilities included.


Program Description:

Textílsetur Íslands / The Icelandic Textile Center has three last-minute openings for August 2017.

We encourage applications from artists who work with both traditional and contemporary forms of textile and fiber arts, or whose artistic practices are intrinsically linked to the use of textiles, including performance, costume/theater, installation, wearable art and fashion.
The residency is based in "Kvennaskólinn", the former Women's College of Blönduós, and as such has private rooms with shared living and open plan shared studios, a loom weaving loft, and a small gallery attached to the dye studio, called "Bílskúrs Gallerí".

Over the summer months, the Icelandic landscapes open up to new fertile growth of moss, lichen, rhubarb, dandelion, lupine, and other natural dye plants that textile artists can only access during summer.

Expectations towards the artist:
Artists are asked to give a talk at the beginning of the stay to introduce themselves and their work to the other artists in residence. Exhibitions are encouraged but optional, artists organize their exhibition at the end of each month in Bílskúrs Gallerí

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