The people who direct and run the Creative Centre are Rósa Valtingojer, Una Sigurðardóttir & Vincent Wood. The trio takes care of everything from finances and construction work, to cleaning and throwing concerts.
Through out the years the members of the core team have varied and it is important to mention here Zdenek Paták and Alexander Smári Gjörveraa. The two of them contributed a couple of very hard working years to this project and made miracles happen.
There has also been important and constant help of Icelandic and international interns & volunteers
Rósa is born 1983 in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland. Rósa is one of the founding members of the Creative Centre and works as a Project Manager. Rósa is a ceramic and textile artist and studied Fine Arts at Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti, or until she graduated in 2003. Rósa produces hand crafted ceramic birds which are sold all over the country. Since 2007 she has been resident in Stöðvarfjörður and worked on several cultural and employment developing projects. Rósa has been a guest teacher at Konstfack in Sweden, and given lectures in Art & Design Universities in Czech Republic and Central Saint Martins in England. Central Saint Martins and the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður formed a one year collaboration in the beginning days of the Centre in 2011.
Una was born in 1983 in Reykjavík, Iceland and is an Artist. She has been living in Stöðvarfjörður since early spring 2014, working as a Project Manager at the Creative Centre. In 2008 she completed her BA degree in Fine Arts at Listaháskóla Íslands and an MA in Fine Arts at St. Joost, Holland in 2013. Una has organized and participated in several Artistic events and festivals in recent years in both Iceland and abroad. She sat on the board of Gallery Crymo from 2010-2011 and ran an Artist Studio in Hverfisgata from 2009-2011. She has participated in many exhibitions both in Iceland and abroad, and has done residency stays in Japan and Spain. Una has published three illustrated poetry books in 2007.
Vincent was born in 1986 and is English by origin but grew up in Ireland. He has been living in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland since early spring 2014 and is a Project Manager at the Creative Centre. Vincent is educated as an Electronic Engineer but is also a Musician and Recording Engineer. He has ten years experience as a Sound Engineer in both Studio and Live situations. He has also built and ran his own Studio “Atomic Analog” in Ireland from 2004-2014. He now specialises in Analog Recording Techniques and has recorded many published works by both Irish and English Artists. He has also been actively performing throughout Europe for the past nine years with his band Vamos. With Vamos he has released two Studio Albums and a number of Singles. Vincent also set up and ran an Independent Radio Station “Rascal Radio” in Galway, Ireland from 2009-2011. His roles were everything from Technical to managerial with over twenty DJs contributing to the content. And with a keen interest in Electronics and Music, Vincent spends his spare time designing and building Audio Equipment for Live and Studio use.
Tumi & Skotta
Tumi & Skotta show up every day in the Centre with Una, Vinny and Rósa. They do some important work at the factory because they can bring warmth and call forth a smile on everyone’s face. Tumi is big, cuddly and playful guy who loves to give kisses and play tug of war. Skotta is an absolute sweetheart in every way and loves to be cuddled and petted. She is also known as Skotta the Queen of Scots.
Lukas B. Stencel, Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, Rósa Valtingojer, Viktor Pétur Hannesson & Zdenek Patak.
Team Members through the years
Adrian Freyr Rodriguez, Aðalheiður Guðmundsdótir, Alex Brunner, Alexander Smári Gjörveraa, Bjarki Þór Sólmundsson, Gígja Sara Björnsson, Lukas B. Stencel, Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, Rósa Valtingojer, Sélène Hep, Una B. Sigurðardóttir, Vincent Wood, Viktor Pétur Hannesson, Zdenek Patak & Þorgeir Eiríksson.