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Fish Factory, the Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður – OPEN CALL for Artists JANUARY – MARCH 2018 in East Fjörds!

Ongoing

Disciplines: All Disciplines, Animation, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Performance, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound, Textile, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland

Duration: 1 – 6 months

Eligibility: The purpose of the program is to provide emerging and established artists, musicians, dancers, writers, designers and progressive thinkers a port for free expression and a place to meet with other creative people in a small collaborative community. To be considered for the Residency, send us a filled out application form, where you outline your project, CV and 5-10 recent work samples.

Support: Team members of the Creative Centre assist Residency Artist during their stay.

Costs: We offer a Shared Studio (95 m2) for 6 Artists, for a monthly fee of 85.000 ISL and a Private Studio (18.5 m2) for one Artist, for a monthly fee of 95.000 ISL. Included in the fees are the studio spaces, accommodation, air port pick up upon arrival and access to workshops and facilities of the Creative Centre in consultation with a team member and based on individual skills. Other expenses for transport, meals and art supplies are the responsibility of each participant.

URL: http://inhere.is

Program Description:

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. Artist 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.

Accommodation:
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 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 housecleaning 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. 

Studio/ workspace:
Shared or Private

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

Languages:
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 contact@inhere.is
Your application will be reviewed and answered within a week via email.

Check out our webpage for more info: http://www.inhere.is

Our Facebook page gives a very good idea of the life in the Centre: http://www.fb.com/fishfactorycreativecentre

We are also currently building a Professional Recording Studio in the Centre: http://www.fb.com/studiosiloinhere

Here are some interviews with our past Residency Artists: https://www.youtube.com/user/INHEREIS

More Info: http://inhere.is

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