The Artists' Salaries

Target group

Individual designers, painters, writers, actors, musicians and composers.


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


The annual call for proposals is published in August each year.



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' Salaries is appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture for three year terms.

Board members (2015-2018):

  • Bryndís Loftsdóttir, chairman, appointed without nomination,
  • Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, vice-chairman, nominated by the Iceland Academy of Arts,
  • Hlynur Helgason, nominated by the Federation of Icelandic Artists.

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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