Application form for NES Artist Residency
Special winter fees or 2 month and longer stay discounts will show up on your contracts once accepted. PLEASE NOTE THAT 2023 FEES HAVE BEEN INCREASED.

Currently Iceland has no covid-19 border entry restrictions in place, you do not need a PCR or rapid antigen test and or vaccine or proof of previous covid-19 infection certificates to enter Iceland.  However if the Government may  re-impose restrictions if needed.  It is best to keep up to date with the latest information at  If restrictions change please note,  here at NES it is not possible for us to supply quarantine accommodation under any circumstances.

In order to complete your application at NES, please send us an additional email
In ONE PDF document:
A copy of your CV
Letter of intent (including a product description 500 word max)
Link to webpage/examples of work

With the Subject Line
“Application – Your full name – months preferred”
(example: Application – John Jónsson – March April May 2014 )



We are currently reviewing applications on a rolling basis, our average response rate is 1 week.

We are a family friendly residency and at times have artists with children, who will be sharing living and working spaces.

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Full Name *
As on your passport
How many months would you like to stay at Nes? *
We recommend residencies of 2 or more months. Longer residencies hold benefits when artists commit to constructing substantial and articulate work and or research, or wish to develop over time a connection to the Icelandic arts or the community.  We offer discount on stays 2 months or more, 2nd month is 700€ and 3rd month is 650€, the discount is applied after application review. We will consider some 1 month residencies.
If applying for a placement in 2023 these are the prices. Please indicate type of housing and studio space required, if you are a scholarship awardee from Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop  please select N/A.
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Name of family member staying at residency (if applicable)
Partner/ children (and age)
Your Gender *
Date of Birth *
Nationality *
Home Address *
Include all details for your postal address - street, state, country, post codes.
Email *
If applying as an artist couple or duo please provide the email address of the second artist.
Telephone (country code first) *
Emergency Contact *
Name, nationality, telephone and email of who you want us to contact in the case of an emergency.
What are your preferred months? *
Select from the list each month that you wish to stay ie, if two months select April 2022 and May 2022.   If you are a scholarship awardee from Künstlerhaus Lukas,  please state the month in 'other'.  If the month/s are not showing this means we have no available places, however, if you wish to be considered and placed on a waiting list then state the month/s desired in 'Other'.  
If your desired month/s are not available, and you want to be on our waiting list for a place which may come up due to cancellation or rescheduling, please state which months below.
Media *
Check all that apply to your practice
Website *
Backup residency period *
Only check the number of months which you plan to stay. For example; if you want to stay for three months, here you would select the three months you would attend if your first choice is not available.
How did you hear of us? *
Would you like to be considered as a Mentor for a school student or to provide a class workshop in a primary or secondary school?
We have children usually between 15-17 years old who are interested in learning from artists, this is as a volunteer, on a casual 2 hours per week basis (or more if preferred). It can be discussing ideas or art/ists, teaching, or working on a project together. This is an indication of interest only, and we will see if there is a suitably matched student or class.
Have you sent us an email to  with a copy of your CV, letter of intent and links to website/example of work? *
Please note that we are unable to review your application unless we receive this email. If you are a scholarship recipient please select N/A.
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