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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.

    For the 2017 season, residency will be hosted by nominations and invitations only.

  • Additional deadline info:

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.
  • Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
    Baer Art Center provides three meals per day and can accommodate for vegetarian dietary needs.
  • 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