The department of Fine Art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts is an active participant in International collaboration. The Department already has an agreement with over thirty European Universities as part of Erasmus/Socrates educational programme as well as having through Fulbright connections to art departments in the States. As part of Nordplus the fine art department is part of KUNO, the collaboration network of seventeen art schools í the Nordic and the Baltic countries. The collaboration supports teachers- and student exchanges as well as collaborative projects. The department of Fine Art at IAA has also established a variety of collaborative projects with other Universities and Art Institutions in Iceland. As an example, the Department has collaborated closely with the programme of Art history and Theory at the University of Iceland leading amongst other to collaborative exhibitions in respected Museum and Cultural Institutions.
Examples of collaborative projects:
- Seyðisfjörður Studio: This is a collaboration with the Center of Visual Art: Skaftfell, Dieter Roth Academy and the Technical Museum of East Iceland. Emphasis is put on students using the unique conditions of the town Seyðisfjörður and its’ environment.
- Talk-series: Is a collaboration between the Reykjavík Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Centre and the department of Fine Art at IAA. The focus is on creating a platform in Iceland for an establishing international network and discussion through series of lectures by internationally established artists, curators and theoreticians.
- Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri Studio: This is a collaboration between the department of Fine Art at IAA, the Verksmiðjan at Hjalteyri and École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris. The emphasis is on responding to the local environment and the factory building of Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri.