Artists‘ Salary Fund

Target group

Designers, Visual artists, Authors, Performers, Musicians, and Composers.

For questions and answers see Q and A


To enhance art and the making of art in Iceland. Funding is decided by the yearly budget of the parliament. Law: [ 57/2009.]

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October each year.

See further information on the Icelandic page of the fund

All proposals should be submitted electronically; all annexes must accompany the application.


How to apply?

All proposals must be submitted through Rannís  electronic submission system .

The fund can also apply travel grants.

Artists' Salary Board

The board of the Artists' Salary Fund is appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture for three year terms.

Board members (until 2024):

  • Jónatan Garðarsson, chairman, appointed without nomination
  • Ásgerður Júníusdóttir, vice-chairman, nominated by the Federation of Icelandic Artists
  • Eva María Árnadóttir, nominated by the Iceland Academy of Arts

The role of Rannís

Rannís is responsible for managing the fund on behalf of The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Further information in Icelandic - Starfslaun listamanna

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