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About us

About Performing Arts Centre

Performing Arts Centre Iceland began operations in 2022 and is founded by all the main stakeholders in the performing arts in Iceland. The centre is run with support from the Ministry of Culture and Commerce.

Performing Arts Centre Iceland plays a role in supporting Icelandic performing arts and increasing their visibility and complicity in Iceland and abroad.

The Centre intends to achieve its purpose through strong promotional and specific initiatives that encourage international relations among performing artists and institutions in Iceland. The Performing Arts Centre also provides information, conducts education and conducts courses.

Board of Directors of Performing Arts Centre Iceland 2021 - 2023

Central Committee

Thorsteinn J. Vilhjálmsson


appointed by the Minister of Culture and Commerce

Ásgerður G. Gunnarsdóttir


Nominated by SAFAS

Gunnar Sturluson


Nominated by SSI

Tyrfingur Tyrfingsson


Nominated by SAVI

Vigdís Jakobsdóttir


Nominated by Independent Theatres

Deputy Board of Directors

Gudmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson

Hallfríður Þóra Tryggvadóttir

Kristín Eysteinsdóttir

Maria Palsdottir

Peter Armannsson

Professional Council

The Board of Directors consists of three representatives and three alternates. Its role is to make decisions on the granting of travel grants as well as other grants allocated by the Centre and is advisory on major international projects created in the field of performing arts.

Appointment of a Professional Council pursuant to the nomination of SAFAS, a consultative forum for professional associations in the performing arts - 1. April 2022 - 31. March 2024.


Olaf Kjartan Sigurdarson

Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir

Rebekah Ingimund's Daughter

Deputy officers

Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir

Friðþjófur Þorsteinsson

Thora Einarsdóttir


Fridrik Fridriksson

Executive director

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