Outer Space Art Place - Art residency programme
Ytra Lón is situated in the northeastern corner of Iceland on the midst of Langanes peninsula. Virtually void of inhabitants, except for a large bird population in spring and summer. A very isolated place, few steps away from the Arctic Circle the peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The almost complete absence of urban light pollution offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe the moon and the star filled heavens and the spectacle of the aurora borealis, the northern lights.
The stay at Ytra Lón is an experience in itself, as the proprietors also run a sheep farm on location. You can observe the day-to-day life of Icelandic sheepherders while staying.
Farm Hostel Ytra Lón is situated 14 km north of Þórshöfn, a fishing village with a population of 400. All major services are provided in Þórshöfn, such as a restaurant, supermarket, a bank, post office, library, gas station, health care center, pharmacy and a wonderful swimming pool.
Residencies at Ytra Lón
The residency provides up to five studio apartments, located
in Heimatún, 30 square meters each with bathroom and
kitchenette, fully equipped with cooking facilities, microwave,
toaster etc. Duvets, linen and towels are included. There is some
space in Heimatún where exhibitions can be held.The studio Smalaskáli
is a 1 minute walk from the apartments, divided into three
workspaces with shared kitchen and bathroom. A barn for rough
work can be found on the farmyard.
Applications can be submitted at any time(open call). The recidency is for monthly periods ranging from 1-3 months.
Winter- spring period: January, February, March, April
Autumn - winter period: September, October, November, December
Applications will be reviewed and answered within a week via e-mail. We wlcome last minute applications.
If you are interested in a shorter stay please contact us.
Applicants should include a complete application form, artist statement/project description, resumé or CV and a few examples of works.
Email to: email@example.com
Month 550 € for an apartment for one artist.
Month 200 € for a studio space for one artist.
A deposit of one month residency fee is due within one month after acceptance for confirmation the residency. All remaining fees must be paid before your residency. Money wiring fees are to be paid by the sender.
Artists are allowed to have guest come and stay with them for a few days for a minimal fee of 20 €/night. The residency coordinator should be informed of all guests before arrival. All guests are provided with bedding and a towel.
The residency fee must be paid upon acceptance or no later than 3 months prior to arrival. The residency will not hold your reservation until you have paid for your stay. For residencies lasting longer than one month the second and third month should be paid at least 2 months prior to arrival.
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.
50 euro is charged for handling all cancellations.
If you cancell 3 months before your stay, you receive a complete refund.
Cancellationions between 3 and 2 months before your stay incur a 50% refund.
Cancellations less than 2 months before your residency incur no refund.
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