- A cleaning deposit of 10.000kr is paid in cash on arrival. It's refundable after the apartment is checked with the condition as it was.
- Smoking in all Listhús venues are not allowed.
- Residency artists have to clean their bedrooms and studios before they leave. Artists also have the duty to keep the public space (living room and kitchen) clean and tidy. More housekeeping instructions will be delivery to you on your arrival.
- Don’t take down the artworks/pictures from the wall and put it somewhere. Any damage of property will be asked for compensation. If you have re-arranged the furniture and/or the setting, please re-cover to the original place as it was before you leave.
- Bedroom materials should be used in bedroom only; kitchen tools and cloth are for kitchen only. If you need more, please ask us.
Listhus is a small non-profit organization with a 20% paid staff only. So, artists expect to take care of their daily life. Every our house supports 2 to 6 people and artists have their private bedroom, but shared living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Residency artists has duties to keep the house clean and tidy.
1) How their projects are related to nature and landscape?
2) How diversity of their life experience?
3) How realistic of their projects?
of course, plans and ideas can be changed based on-site experience
4) How interesting of their projects?
5) How interaction their project will be with local people?
6) How serious they are being residency artists?
7) How their characters are toward to an "remote" town?
8) We also look at their educations, but it is not the most important. We accept fresh graduation students or
even they are still studying in art.
9) We look at how passionate they are working on "art".
There is no funding or grants that directly related to the program yet, but the artists receive a signed, formal invitation and the application committee will be at hand to assist as it can with funding.
For US citizens:
Basically, living standard in Iceland is quite high. Consumption tax is 11% for food & books and 24% for general product. If you cook yourself without special requirement, you can expect 10 euro per day just for food.
If you like wine, please aware a bottle of whit wine or red wine, 75ml, is from 2000-kr up (13 euro up). Get some stocks from duty free would be a option. In Iceland the real liquor shop is called vinbuð. The "beer" in supermarket is only 2.5% alcohol.
Dinning out, of course, a bit expensive. Lunch in gas station is from 3-4 euro for a soft drink with a hot dog. Dinner is 15 to 20 euro up in general restaurant.
If you like to the coffee shop, a cup of coffee is about 2.5 euro.
One of our residency artist, Jeanne Morrison did a research on the price in supermarket. Please visit her blog here.