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 annually.

Last deadline was 2 October 2017.


How to apply?

All proposals must be submitted through Rannis  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.

Further information in Icelandic - Starfslaun listamanna

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