18 Icelandic design and architecture project grants and 15 travel grants were supported with the total of 26.5 million (USD 400.000) ISK on Thursday, May 26.
The first large grant ceremony of the year was held in connection to the annual meeting of the Iceland Design Centre at the Iceland Ocean Cluster.
The highest grants (ISK 3.000.000) were awarded to fashion designer Magnea Einarsdóttir, who runs her own label MAGNEA; design duo Hugdetta for the Nordic mash up project 1+1+1.
Here is the complete list of all grants awarded on May 26, 2016:
Katrín Alda Rafnsdóttir
Niklas Jan Gerhardt Dahlström and Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir
Brynhildur Pálsdóttir and Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir
Anna María Bogadóttir and Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir
Ágústa Sveinsdóttir and Elísabet Karlsdóttir
Book on Sigvaldur Thordarson
Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson
Helga Björg Kjerúlf and Kölbrún Þóra Löve
Kristján Örn Kjartansson and Kristján Eggertsson
Auður Inez Sellgren and Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir
Hanna Dís Whitehead
Harpa Cilia Ingólfsdóttir and Birna Hreiðarsdóttir
Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir
Kristján Örn Kjartansson
Margrét Hlöðversdóttir and Guðrún Ragna Sigurjónsdóttir, As We Grow
About the Design Fund
The Design Fund is the first and only governmental fund for Icelandic design and architecture.
The role of the fund is to increase and enhance knowledge and increase added value in design and architecture. It also supports export of Icelandic design through marketing and travel grants.
The fund will fund projects in the following four categories:
- Research and Development
- Marketing and PR
- Travel expenses
Formally opened for applications for the first time on Monday, September 30, 2013, the fund operates under the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. Its’ size is governed by the parliament of Iceland, which allocated 50 million Icelandic krónas to it this year.
It is a continuum to the work started with the first national design policy in 2012, and it is managed by the Iceland Design Centre.
A five-member board has been appointed to make decisions about the applications.
Board of the Design Fund 2016
Halldóra Vífilsdóttir, chairman
Haukur Már Hauksson
Guðrún Inga Ingólfsdóttir
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir