Fish Factory – Creative Centre

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Creative Centre was established in 2011 when a group of people acquired the abandoned Fish Factory (2800 m2) of the village, with the aim of transforming it into a thriving place of creativity, music, and craftsmanship. This is an ongoing collaborative and community project and our actions and aims are based on sustainable principles and alternative methods.

The Centre is located in Stöðvarfjörður, a remote village in the East Fjords of Iceland, approximately 650 km from Reykjavík. The Team running the Centre is Rósa Valtingojer, Una Sigurðardóttir & Vincent Wood.

Check out our webpage for more info:

Our Facebook page gives a very good idea of life in the Centre:

We are also currently building a Professional Recording Studio in the Centre:

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Residency is multi-disciplinary and open for most creative directions. The purpose of the program is to provide emerging and established artists, creatives, designers and progressive thinkers a port for free expression. We offer access to a range of studios and work facilities and a place to meet with other creative people in a small collaborative community.

Our Residency Artists stay together in one of two big houses with a large grown garden in the heart of our small village. Houses have 8 spacious bedrooms in total, large kitchens, bathrooms, washrooms and internet access. Bed linen and a towel are provided. Each artist has their own private bedroom and shares the kitchen and bathroom with the other artists.

We offer shared studio space (95 m2) for 6 Artists and one private studio (18.5 m2). The Centre has fully equipped wood & metal workshops, ceramic workshop, kitchen, small library, sewing workshop and a Concert hall.

We offer the Shared Studio for 85.000 ISK/Month and the Private Studio 95.000 ISK/Month, with everything above included. Residency fee must be paid at least two months before arrival.

Here are some interviews with our past Residency Artists:

Artists take care of their expenses for transport, meals, art supplies and the residency fee. The residency fee includes a private bedroom in the shared Artist house, bed linen, internet and Studio space (private or shared).

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Sustainable Design, Engineering
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • 3 months
  • between 3 and 6 months
  • 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Check out the cultural grant opportunities in your country.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Residency Fee - Includes a private bedroom in one of a shared Artist Houses , Studio space (private or shared).

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

If the Artist wants to lead a Workshop, Exhibit his/her works, hold a Concert/Preform or Read Poetry we are up for most things.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Other/ Rural / Remote / Inspiring

  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments
  • Electric Workshop, Framing Workshop
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
  • Icelandic
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts, Karaoke, Dinner Parties, Trips to the Swimming Pool.

How to reach

By train

No trains in Iceland... :)

By plane


Iceland Air /
Wow Air /


Flugfelag Islands /

By car


Please google for the list of car rentals in Iceland

Nearest airport


Contact information

Fish Factory – Creative Centre
Bankastræti 1
755 Stöðvarfjörður

Phone: 00354 8656106

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