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Baer Art Center

BAER ART CENTER hosts short residency sessions, workshops and classes for deeply committed visual artists, architects and designers.

The art center’s objective is to bring together talented individuals from all over the world in order to create a dynamic visual conversation between them, share with them the natural environment and dramatic setting of Baer, and to leave with them a deep influence of Icelandic nature.

The art center is also committed to preserving the majestic nature that surrounds the farmland and property at Baer.


Höfdaströnd: Iceland

Baer Art Center is located on a beautiful seaside farm in Northwestern Iceland, approximately 400km (4 hour drive) from the capital, Reykjavik. Its setting on the east coast of Skagafjördur, a large fjord facing the Arctic Circle, provides access to the ocean, a freshwater lake, extensive birdlife, outdoor activities and Icelandic farm life. The summer months at Baer offer the midnight sun and sublime light conditions during the long hours of daylight.


  • Residency Length: 2 weeks / 1 week
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 10


  • Application type: Application not available (residency by nomination or invitation only)
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    BAER ART CENTER hosts short residency sessions, workshops and classes for deeply committed visual artists, architects and designers.

    Simple application in pdf format including a resume/CV and samples of recent art work must be submitted on or before the announced deadline for residency or workshop programs. See further information about the selection process for residency/workshop eligibility on our website.

  • Application Ongoing: Yes
  • Additional deadline info:
    Please visit our website to see application deadlines for residency sessions and workshops.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
    Each resident is provided with a private studio space with attached bedroom and a small bathroom. For our workshops, participants share a studio space.
  • Meals: Some meals are provided
    Baer Art Center provides most meals and can accommodate for vegetarian dietary needs. Residents/participants are expected to take some part in the dinner perparation during their stay.
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    Living quarters, studios, and public areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Exhibition / Installation, Painting, Photography (digital), Sculpture, Woodworking

Residency Fees

Baer Art Center offers accommodations for a minimal fee for its residents. See further information on residency/workshop fees on our website.

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

566 Hofsós,
Tel: (354) 453-5090 / (354) 863-6803