On the birthday of Gunnar Gunnarsson, 18th May the first grants from the new Gunnarsson Cultural Fund were delivered. One million Icelandic kronas was given to four projects. Three projects got 200.000 ISK: Hallveig K. Eiríksdóttir and Þorvaldur S. Helgason to make a theatre piece from the novel Seven Days Darkness; Jón Hjartarson to write a play from three short stories by Gunnar and Oskar Vistdal for a Norwegian translation of Black Cliffs. Sigurgeir Orri Sigurgeirsson received a grant of 400.000 ISK for a documentary film script about Gunnar Gunnarsson's life.
A new logo for the Cultural Fund was presented at the ceremony. It is design by Zdenek Patak, a graphic designer who lives in Stöðvarfjörður. The logo is in direct relation with the logo for Skriðuklaustur which Patak did in 2008.