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Listhus Skammdegi AIR & Skammdegi Festival

Deadline: 1 May, 2018

Disciplines: Choreography, Collaboration, Composition, Dance, Digital, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Painting, Performance, Photography, Poetry, Sound, Theater.

Location: Olafsfjordur, Fallabyggd, Iceland

Deadline: 1 May, 2018

Duration: 13 December 2018 to 15 February 2019

Eligibility: Visual Artist, sound artist, musician, composer, performer,

Support: Accommodation and workspace

Costs: Depend on the requirement of accommodation and workspace


Program Description:

Open call for application Skammdegi AiR and Skammdegi Festival
2 months immersing in Iceland dark winter

About Skammdegi
Skammdegi in Icelandic means the Dark Winter, a condition that is a yearly right of passage in this part of the world. At it’s darkest on December 21, the mysterious local daylight is present for less than 4 hours, the rest is night. Surrounded by mountains on three sides and looking directly at the Northern Atlantic on the other, Olafsfjordur in North Iceland is the uniquely beautiful location of Listhús. During the months of December and January, the sun never rises higher than the surrounding mountains. The land is covered by a mysterious light reflected from the snow-covered mountains. The atmosphere creates a special environmental and emotional challenge. Local people eager to raise their spirits in the long night light up their houses with colourful lights and celebrate the distinctive Icelandic Christmas traditions till January 6th. As the winter progresses, the sun gradually climbs the mountains until the first ray of sunshine glows on the highest local peak on January 21. By the end of the month the sunshine will once again reach the town itself.

Having recently completed its forth running, Skammdegi Festival has formed a distinct character. Our principal aim of is providing a hospitable environment and a rare atmosphere for artists doing experiments that they cannot implement elsewhere. While the location is remote and doesn’t have the resources present in a larger city, our artists feel the freedom of creation. The residency duration is long enough for artists to explore a new place, establish a new idea and achieve its implementation.

Skammdegi program: 13 December 2018 to 15 February 2019
Skammdegi festival: 7-11 February 2019
Application deadline: 1 May 2018

Accommodation and Facilities
Listhus 10: 4-bedroom house with 2 private studios (15sqm. & 7.5sqm.) and a gallery
Listhus 12: 4-bedroom house with 2 private studios (15sqm. & 20 sqm.) and a gallery
All accommodations are with kitchen and washing machine.
Bed linen, towel(s) and toilet paper are provided.

The fee:
1,100 euro (a single bedroom without extra studio, but a desk in the bedroom)
1,300 euro (a single bedroom with working studio 5-7 sqm.)
1,600 euro (a double room with working studio 5-7 sqm.)
1,800 euro (a double room with studio 15-20 sqm.)
1,800 euro (1-bedroom Apartment, for a couple, no extra working space provided)
2,100 euro (2-bedroom Apartment, for maximum 2 couples, no extra working space provided)

Apply procedure:
Application fee: 15 euro
Apply online:
Or email to with
the title of “skammdegi application – your name”
1) application form; &
2) supportive files:
your CV, your group member CV (if any), your proposal, images of your works (if you have no personal website with your works)

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