Our current residency program is a collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation. Read more about the program on their website (currently only available in Danish):


About Nuuk Art Museum

Nuuk Art Museum is Greenland’s largest art museum. The building is approx. 700 sq. m. and houses a permanent exhibition of more than 1000 art pieces, and a newer large addition of approx. 200 sq. m. of two floors with temporary exhibitions. Today, the museum is owned by Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq. In periods where there are no artists-in-residence projects through the program, the museum will be using the rooms for travelling artists, among which artists exhibiting at the museum.

Residence in Upernavik

Upernavik Museum runs Refugium Upernavik, located in the old cooper workshop in the old part of Upernavik. The building keeps its original exterior, but houses now a small apartment with a stove, a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom/toilet, ideal for 1-2 persons.

Both national and international artists can apply for a residency there. In return for the sojourn, the artist is expected to hold an open studio, in collaboration with Upernavik Museum and during the period of the stay, as well as to deliver to Upernavik Museum an artwork realized in connection with the stay at Refugium Upernavik, within 6 months from departure from the residence.

Upernavik Museum accepts applications on a regular basis. Applications, in Greenlandic, Danish or English, should be sent either by email evap@avannaata.gl or to the address:

Upernaviup Katersugaasivia
Box 93
3962 Upernavik

Read more about the residence and the requirements for applications here: http://www.upernavik.museum.gl/Refugium_Upernavik


Residence in Uummannaq

The residency in Uummannaq is currently not active. 

Residence in Ilulissat

Ilulissat Art Museum has an artist residence. Applications and enquiries about the residency should be sent to Ilulissat Art Museum (Ilulissat Kunstmuseum/Ilulissat Museum):

Museum director Andreas Hoffmann
Aron Mathiesenip Aqq. 7
3952 Ilulissat

E-mail: ilu_museumsleder@avannaata.gl
Phone: (+299) 387771