Maltfabrikken in Ebeltoft is both very old and brand new. Founded as a malting house in 1861 and closed down in 1998, the old factory was falling apart and facing demolition when a group of local people decided to save its iconic red buildings and turn them into a centre for all kinds of cultural and creative activities. After a fundraising tour de force and extensive redesigning and reconstruction, Maltfabrikken is now beginning a new life as a cultural and creative powerhouse with a huge heart – also known as The Peoples Factory.
In 2020 Maltfabrikken will open gradually and host a microbrewery, creative workspaces, festival facilities, a concert hall, a youth culture club, visual arts/exhibitions/crafts, an artist residency, a public library, a museum, historic archives and much more in its six buildings.
Hospitality, openness, co-creation, “hygge”, community building and social inclusion via creative expression is Maltfabrikken’s DNA. Through international networks and projects Maltfabrikken is working to learn from and contribute to the diversity of cultural and creative environments in Europe and the rest of the world. Maltfabrikken is a member of the network Trans Europe Halles (TEH).