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Performing Arts Centre receives funding from the Children's Culture Fund

Performing Arts Centre Iceland received a grant of ISK 6 million from the Children's Culture Fund and the fund supports 34 ambitious projects and the total amount of the allocation is ISK 92 million. A total of 106 applications were received and the application was made for almost four times the amount the fund had for allocation, or more than ISK 380 million. The allocation was announced at a ceremony in the althingi's pavilion on The Day of the Child, Sunday, May 29, 2022. The highest grants were awarded to the Árnes Art Museum for the project Smith Threads, and Performing Arts Centre Iceland for the Project Performing Arts for All.

Performing arts for all are filmed shows aimed at opening the eyes of children and young people in primary schools around the country to the diversity of performing arts. There will be a behind-the-scenes look at methods and mysteries uncovered. A wide range of jobs and interesting artists will be introduced from the performing arts scene, with the aim of deepening the experience and promoting children's artistic literacy both as enjoyers and participants in the performing arts. The project will be communicated through the Lists for All. The project is carried out in collaboration with Art for All and the National Theatre.

More performing arts-related projects received funding from the Children's Culture Fund, including The Circus Company Hringleikur for MegaWhat?, RVK Fringe for Youth Program, Anna Kolfinna Kuran for Feminist Rave at Reykjavík Dance Festival, performing artists Salka Gullbrá and Hrefna Lind for Barnabær, Pera Óperkollektív for opera and singing projects for children at Reykjavík Opera Days and the Kammerhópurinn in Reykjavík in collaboration with Fljúgandi Fiskar theatre company for the project Látra Björg.

The Icelandic Children's Culture Fund was established on the occasion of the centenary of sovereignty with the resolution of the Althingi at a meeting on 18 July 2018. The fund's role is to fund and support diverse activities in the field of children's culture, with an emphasis on creativity, art and children's active participation in cultural life. The fund's work looks at, among other things, a focus on cultural policy on cooperation between institutions, schools, NGOs and individuals, as well as the aim of balancing children's and young people's access to diverse and quality art events regardless of residence and the economy.