Grants for the Activities of Amateur Theater Groups

The Ministry of Education and Culture
The Federation of Icelandic Theater Groups
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture provides fiscal support to various theater groups registered into the Federation of Icelandic Theater Groups. The Federation is a coalition of around 4,000 individuals in Iceland involved in some way in theater productions. The Grants support various types of theater productions of both local and foreign pieces. The Grants are also awarded for individuals holding seminars or for students attending theater studies.

The Federation's cultural policy emphasizes developing and supporting theater work in all parts of the country and giving amateurs the opportunity to acquire an education in the field, creating a venue for professional growth. Focus is also placed on supporting children and youth in getting to know the theater, as well as establishing good communication and collaboration with amateur theater groups in other Nordic countries and on an international platform. The Federation ensures that the Icelandic amateur theater industry on the whole is supported and able to keep growing in an increasingly diverse society.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Funding is granted in support of a wide array of amateur theater artists. This allows for a wider range of theater productions to be brought to the stage. This allows for more diversity in cultural expression both individually and on the whole, with theater artists having more freedom to pursue a wide range of productions.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

135,471.59 USD (18.5 million ISK) was allocated to the fund from the State Treasury in 2019.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The Federation of Icelandic Theater Groups
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Las artes escénicas