Arts and Culture Symposium. Hérna!Núna! is a two day meeting and symposium for local arts and crafts people held at the Old Church in Blönduós on April 27 and 28, 2018. We hope to bring together the local arts community to share what they do, catch up with each other and talk about current activities happening locally. The event is supported by the Regional Development Fund.
Bridging Textiles to the Digital Future. Þekkingarsetur in collaboration with the Icelandic Textile Center is currently conducting a research project in the field of textiles funded by Rannís, the Icelandic Research Fund. The project aims to create innovation within the textiles industry of Iceland by developing significant advancements of dormant weaving industry knowledge (historic weaving patterns) and transforming it into new technology (digital database and digital patterns).
Nordic-Baltic Scholarship Programme. Þekkingarsetur received a grant from Nordic Culture Point in 2016 to invite three Nordic-Baltic textile artists to participate in the Icelandic Textile Center residency program in 2016/21017. Scholarships are provided for two months.
Artists in Schools. Þekkingarsetur is partnering with Textílsetur and Nes residencies to organize artist-run workshops in schools in Austir-Húnavatnssýsla district in October / November 2017. Preceding the project was an initiative by SSNV.
ArtEnVaff / Iceview magazine. Skagaströnd-based writer Katie Browne, Biopol, Nes and Textílsetur artist residencies, and Þekkingarsetur collaborate on the publication of ICEVIEW. The nonprofit, bilingual journal of literature and art draws inspiration from the artists who travel to Iceland to create. Its mission is to provide a platform for the dynamic art communities that are formed across the country, and bridge the communication gap between locals and visitors alike. The Iceview publishes both print and electronic versions. Submissions for their online journal, TI Online, are open year-round. For more information, visit their website: theiceview.com. The project received a regional development grant in 2016 and 2017. The first edition was released in May 2017.
Textile residency program. The textile residency in Kvennaskólinn is a collaborative program of Þekkingarsetur and the Icelandic Textile Center since 2012. The residency welcomes applicants from all countries and seeks to promote an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation, and reflection for artists and students working in the textile field.
Residents have access to facilities at the Icelandic Textile Center, including a dye studio and TC2 digital loom, and the Textile Museum in Blönduós. Find more information here.