OPEN CALL >> January – May 2017 <<
We’re sending out an OPEN CALL for all artists out there in the worldwide!
We’re OPEN for your applications for January – May period of Residency program!
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, the local fish market, and the Red Cross charity shop of the village.
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 big industrial solution.
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. 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, kitchen, small library, sewing workshop and a Concert hall. All of which the artists have access to along with our material storage in consultation with a team member.
Our Residency Artists stay together in a big house called Bjarkarlundur. The house is located in the heart of our small village and in about 3 min walking distance from the Centre. The house has a garden, spacious bedrooms, large kitchen, a bathroom with bathtub, a washroom and internet access. Bed linen 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.
Shared Studio space 600 Eur/Month
Private Studio 700 Eur/Month
Access to all the Workshops & Facilities in the Centre along with our paint & material storage in consultation with a team member. You will also be provided with an Accommodation, a private bedroom in the Artists house.On arrival we provide a pick up from Egilsstaðir Airport. Other expenses for transport and meals are the responsibility of each participant.
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.
We speak Icelandic, English and German.