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Fish Factory, the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður – OPEN CALL for Artists JUNE – OCTOBER 2017 in East Fjörds!

Deadline: 1 Aug, 2017

Disciplines: Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Collaboration, Community, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Digital, Experimental, Film & Video, Glass, Installation, Journalism, Light and Projection, Literature, Music & Sound, Painting, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Stöðvarfjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Iceland

Deadline: 1 Aug, 2017

Duration: 1 – 6 months

Eligibility: Emerging and established Artists, Writers, Musicians, Dancers, Designers and Progressive Thinkers.

Support: Wood workshop, metal workshop, ceramic workshop, sewing workshop, concert hall, kitchen, small library, space for Installations.

Costs: Artists take care of their expenses for transport, meals and the the residency fee. We offer a Shared Studio for 85 000 ISK and a Private Studio 95 000 ISK. The Fee includes a private room in the Artist apartment and pick up at local Airport on arrival. See more info in Program Description.


Program Description:

OPEN CALL for Artists & Musicians in June - October 2017 in East Fjörds!

/ About Fish Factory – Creative Centre /
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 has no financial ties to the local municipality or the Icelandic state. All team members are volunteers still today.

The Creative Centre is an ongoing collaborative and community project and our actions and aims are based on sustainable principles and alternative methods. 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.

The Centre is meant to be a platform offering many different workshops and facilities where small initiatives can thrive and jobs can be created. 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 and the local fish market.

With the Creative Centre we want to demonstrate the possibility of strengthening small, remote communities with creative initiatives, establishing jobs, 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 are just as valid as a big industrial solution.

/ Residency Description /
The Residency is multi-disciplinary and open for most creative directions:
Visual Art, New Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, 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. 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. The Centre has fully equipped wood & metal workshops, ceramic workshop, kitchen, small library, sewing workshop and a Concert hall.

/ Accommodation /
Our Residency Artists stay together in two big house called Bjarkarlundur and Lyngholt. The houses are located in the heart of our small village and in about 3 min walking distance from the Centre. The houses have a garden, spacious bedrooms, large kitchen, a bathroom, a washroom and internet access. Bed linen and towels is provided. Each artist has their own private bedroom and shares the kitchen and bathroom with the other artists.

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. From time to time Volunteers, Interns and Musicians stay at the house as well.

/ Duration of residency /
The duration of residencies is between 1 and 6 months. If the Artist wants to lead a workshop, exhibit his/her works, hold a concert/perform or read poetry, we are up for most things.

/ Residency Fee /
Shared Studio space 85.000 ISK/Month
Private Studio 95.000 ISK/Month

Artists are provided with an Accommodation, a private bedroom in the Artists houses. On arrival we provide a pick up from Egilsstaðir Airport. Other expenses for transport and meals are the responsibility of each participant.

/ 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 contact[at]inhere[dot]is

Your application will be reviewed and answered within a week via email.


Check out out webpage for more info:

Our Facebook and Instagram pages gives a very good idea of the life in the Centre:

Instagram: fishfactoryis

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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