Deadline: 05/08/2018

Open call at the Fish Factory, the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður for September 2018 - February 2019!

Creative residency in the East fjords - Iceland |September|October|November|January|February.

About Fish Factory, the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður
The Creative Centre is located in Stöðvarfjörður, a remote village in the East Fjords of Iceland. It was established in 2011 when a group of people acquired the abandoned Fish Factory of the village. The group funded a non-profit cooperation which owns the building and manages the daily operations and business of the Centre. The Centre is an independent initiative and all team members are volunteers still today.

The Creative Centre is an ongoing collaborative and community project. We want to regenerate and sustain our small village by making it into a possible and desirable place to settle – a place where you can have engaging jobs, enjoy culture, and the influx of new ideas and creative people. With this project we want to demonstrate the possibility of strengthening small, remote communities with creative initiatives and to be a source of inspiration for others alike. We believe that many small pillars and culture are a strong way to ensure the livelihood of a society and the Centre is meant to be a platform offering many different workshops and facilities where small initiatives can thrive.

We run an all year around Art Residency for most creative fields and we frequently host cultural events and concerts. Currently, we are starting up workshops and study courses at the Centre. We also host a small fish processing company run by a local family and it is easy to get very fresh fish.

Residency Description
The Residency is multi-disciplinary and open for most creative directions: Visual Art, New Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Dance, Performing Arts, Land Art, Textile Art, Music, Literature, Crafts, Sustainable Design, Engineering & Photography.

The purpose of the program is to provide emerging and established artists, creatives, designers and progressive thinkers a port for free expression and a place to meet with other creative people in a small collaborative community. We offer a shared studio (95 m2) for 6 Artists and a private studio (18.5 m2) for 1 Artist.
The Centre has fully equipped wood & metal workshops, ceramic workshop, kitchen, small library, sewing workshop and a Concert hall. Artists have access to the workshops & facilities in the Centre, in consultation with a team member and based on individual skills.

If an artist wants to lead a workshop, exhibit his/her works, hold a concert/perform or read poetry during their stay it is very welcome but not mandatory.

Our Residency Artists stay together in two big houses. Houses are located in the heart of our small village and are about 3-5 min walking distance from the Centre. The houses have a garden, spacious bedrooms, large kitchens, living room, bathroom, washroom and internet access. Each artist has their own private bedroom and shares other facilities with his/her housemates. Upon arrival, each artist gets 2 towels and bed linen. We also provide toilet paper, cleaning products for house-cleaning and washing machine soap.

Artists can invite their partner or a guest for a short stay upon prior arrangement with a team member. The maximum stay is five nights. Volunteers and Interns stay at the house as well.

Artists have access to bicycles during their stay. On arrival, we provide a pick up from Egilsstaðir Airport. Other expenses for transport, meals and art supplies are the responsibility of each participant.

Duration of residency
The duration of residencies is between 1 and 6 months.

Shared or Private

Shared Studio space 85 000 ISK/Month
Private Studio 95 000 ISK/Month

We speak Icelandic, English and German.

Factory Dogs
It is worth to mention that two dogs, Tumi & Skotta, are “at work” in the Centre Centre most days and follow the Team Members around. Tumi & Skotta are very human-friendly dogs and spread love and joy. They are not guest in the Artist Studios unless they are invited by Artists.

Application information
To be considered for the Residency, send us a filled out Application Form, CV & 5-10 recent work samples (up to 10MB) to
Your application will be reviewed and answered within a week via email.

Check out our webpage for more info: 

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

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

Here are some interviews with our past Residency Artists:

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Open call at the Fish Factory, the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður for September 2018 - February 2019!

Open call at the Fish Factory, the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður for September 2018 - February 2019!


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