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Icelands parliament has approved a proposal that would halve the budget it funds for the arts projects national body, Mynlistarsjodur. In 2013, Myndlistarsjodur received 45m krona from the government, but that figure is set to me no more than 25m in the future.
Billedkunstnernes Forbund (Danish Visual Artists) and Konstnrernas Riksorganisation (Swedish Artists Organisation) have sent requests to the Icelandic parliament, urging them not to further reduce funding for Icelandic artists.
La isla se apoya en la industria creativa para remontar el colapso vivido en 2008. El xito contrasta con la oleada de recortes en las artes que vive el sur de Europa.
Iceland is betting on its creative industries to rebuild its economy after the banking collapse of 2008.
Iceland has won praise from Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and the International Monetary Fund for its ability to dig itself out of financial ruin. Now, the island is turning to Hollywood for the next chapter in its recovery.
A new international design project is set to cement Iceland's position as the new creative centre of the world.