The Gunnar Gunnarsson Cultural Fund calls for applications in the year 2022.
The board of the fund has decided to emphasis on two topics in 2022:
- Art and communications projects related to East Iceland's cultural heritage
- Projects related to Gunnar Gunnarsson's life and works.
The Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute is associated with an independant cultural fund. The Cultural Fund was established in 2013 by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The purpose of the Cultural Fund is twofold: on the one hand, to support the activities of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute at Skriðuklaustur with annual contributions to it; on the other hand, supporting writers, artists, scholars, and students to work is consistent with the role of the Gunnar Institute.
The fund is intended to promote cultural activities at Skriðuklaustur and to strengthen the image of The Gunnar Gunnarsson institute as a cultural institution.
The Cultural funds board advertises when grants are available from the cultural fund and establishes the emphasis for each deadline.
Application and final report:
UMSÓKNAREYÐUBlað/application form LOKASKÝRSLa/final report
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** The application form and final report form are only available in Icelandic. Please contact us for possibility in other languages.
The Board of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Cultural Fund
- According to the charter of the Cultural fund, the purpose of the fund is twofold: firstly, to support the activities of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute at Skriðuklaustur with annual contributions to it; on the other hand, supporting writers, artists, scholars, and students to work is consistent with the role of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute. In this way, the fund is intended to strengthen cultural activities at Skriðuklaustur and to strengthen the image of Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute as a cultural institution. The role of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute is:
To take care of the development and operation of a cultural and educational center at Skriðuklaustur in Fljótsdalur.
To pursue scholarly activities in the field of humanities and to foster literature with a focus on Gunnar Gunnarsson's writings and life.
To operate a place of residence for artists and scholars and to host exhibitions and other art events.
- The Fund's Board of Directors establishes the emphasis for the grants each year and those shall appear in advertisements and other publications for these grants applications.
- Applicants can be any person of age, non-governmental organizations, companies, institutions and municipalities.
- It is preferred that applicants can demonstrate other financial backers than the Gunnar Gunnarsson Cultural Fund. It should be considered that no grants are higher than half the total cost, i.e. 50% of the cost of the project.
- A detailed description of the project with project schedule and timings, a detailed budget (cost and income plan) and information about the who is behind the project, must be attached to the application. Applications must be submitted electronically on the form provided. It is important that applications are properly completed, and all conditions are met, otherwise applications will be rejected. The evaluation scoring sheet is accessible on the fund's website.
- The applicant guarantees that all adequate permits, permissions and rights are provided for the execution of the project.
- The Gunnar Gunnarsson Cultural Fund and the grantee will conclude in a special agreement which includes: payment arrangements, final report and follow-up. Grants of 200 000 ISK or lower are usually paid in one payment when the grantee can proof that the project has started. Higher grants are paid in two payments and the second payment not made until the final report has been submitted.
- The beneficiary must submit a final report on the execution and success of the project within three months from the end of project. Grantees must provide the Fund with information on the execution of the project if or when requested.
- Applications for projects that have already started are normally not accepted. Funding projects must be completed within a year of grant allocation except there are agreed delays.
Approved by the Gunnar Gunnarsson Cultural Fund's Board of Directors on March 2nd 2022.
The board of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Cultural Fund is thus appointed from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
Signy Ormarsdottir chairman, nominated by the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute.
Gunnar Björn Gunnarsson, nominated by the Ministry of Education and Culture from the group of descendants.
Sigríður Sigmundsdóttir, nominated by the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute.
The Cultural Fund Board establishes its rules of procedure and allocation rules.