The Act on Performing Arts no. 165/2019 establishes a framework concerning performing arts in the country with the aim of creating favorable conditions for performing arts in the country. The legislation took effect on July 1st, 2020.
The 18th article of the Act on Performing Arts specifies the creation of the Center for Performing Arts. The creation of the Center is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The Center will serve the role of promoting Icelandic performing arts both nationally and internationally, as well as strengthening international cooperation with Icelandic performing artists and organizations in the industry. As the legislation has recently taken effect, the Center has yet to be established. Once founded, it will serve an important role in the performing arts sector within Iceland.