Creative Centre in 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 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 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. The building, which counts 2800 m2, had suffered damages in the years that it stood vacant and was meant for demolition. It is safe to say that the renovation of this building is nothing but a massive undertake. The small group of the core team members along with volunteers and the good will of the local community has done nothing less than a miracle in these few years that have passed. The process of renovation and building up workshops and facilities is an ongoing progress. We are looking for investors to support further development of the Creative Centre in Stöðvarfjörður.