Dragon Legion Art Event: Iceland

We are running an art event which focuses on advancing pencil drawing skills. The idea is that we simulate an artist environment as it would be in a bigger game company with specific drawing tasks and an art director who gives feedback. The specific drawing tasks will be based on the Nexor game, the RPG which the Dragon Legion is currently creating. Some of the art might be used in publications (if the participants agree).

Event Date

The event will take place from: September 12th – September 19th 2023 (Please remember to reserve a travel day before and after the event, keep those days free!)

Event Location

The art event will take place in an a remote area in southern Iceland near Selfoss. We will post more details here soon.

Do I need to have any drawing experience?

Yes, you should have some basic experience in drawing but you don’t have to be an expert.

Who can apply?

You should be at least 18 years old and not older than 30. We can only accept participants from the countries listed below. Currently slots are still available for:


All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the coordination team. The best applications will be chosen and both the accepted and rejected applicants will be notified. We are planning to close the applications at the latest by July 15th 2023 but we might close earlier! The application will be open until all slots have been filled, so applying sooner gives you an advantage.

What about accommodation and food?

We will stay at a community center in Þingborg (near Selfoss in southern Iceland).
The place has lots of room with a great garden. It also has hot water, with two changing rooms which have 3 showers each. 3 hot tubs are outside.
The place has a big kitchen where we will cook for ourselves.

We will be sleeping on mattresses in a large communal room, and we will spread out in the area which we have. We will provide microfiber sleeping bags and blankets, as well as inflated pillows for you to use.

What about sightseeing and resting?

During the event we will spend some time outside, visiting locations that can give us the best impressions of the fantastic nature of Iceland. We expect you to turn up in time for the workshop sessions but there will be plenty of time to relax and sleep (however, you are responsible for getting enough sleep!). We will also have a free day which you can use to explore Iceland on your own or to rest and recover.

Included in the event are:

  • Flights from your home country and an airport in your area (might not be the closest one since we need to take cheap flights for everyone to stay within the budget)
  • Accommodation in Iceland
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees for places we visit together
  • Travels within Iceland

Event Fee:

  • 40 Euros for Dragon Legion Members
  • 50 Euros for non-members


The event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union that supports intercultural exchange of young people. This allows us to cover most parts of the travel costs and accommodation costs for the participants.

Why does the event have a fee if it gets funding?

We have a very tight budget and we would love to pay for everyone but we simply can’t. With the fees of 40 € / 50 € we can pay for the budget overrun so that we don’t end up paying extra for the event. We think this is a good price for a one week art event, including food, accommodation and travel. If you cannot afford the fee but still want to participate please give a statement about it in your application. We know there are bad situations in some countries right now and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to be part of this event, so we decided to have 1-2 slots for free for those who really need them. Please don’t abuse this. We cover the travel costs for the flight, the travel from the airport to our location, lodging, food and drinks and any group activities. You just need to take care of your travel to the airport in your home country.

Who is organizing the event?

The people behind this event are active members of the Dragon Legion, young people who are interested in cultural exchange, creating innovative events, and role-playing games. We are all volunteers who organize this in our free time.

Will there be more events of this type?

We certainly hope so. We already held several one-week events, for example events in Iceland, in Greece, in Sweden and in England. We are currently working on different plans. If you are from a country that is not eligible at the moment you could get in touch with us and help us open up the next event for your country as well. Contact email: info [at] dragon-legion.com

Need more information?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Just send us an email: info [at] dragon-legion.com. Once we received and checked your application you will get a confirmation email. You can submit your application below.

We need to ask you for your personal data in order to present statistics to the EU which funds the youth exchange. We will only use your data for anonymous statistics, we won't give it to anyone else. We need your email in order to contact you. Please be aware that we have a limited number of slots (up to 35) and we might have to reject you if there are too many applications. You will get an invitation or a rejection email before July 15th.  

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