Aurora Design Fund is at a turning point in its operation and together with some of its recipients will share their experience in a series of talks at the Iceland Design Centre, Reykjavik Art Museum and Iceland Academy of the Arts on Thursday 17 November at 20:00 in Hafnarhús.
The Aurora Fund, the founder of the Design Fund has decided to renew its support for the next three years. This milestone calls for reflection, a moment of retrospection and the sharing of experiences of the fund as well as those who have received support.
Andrea Maack / EAU DE PARFUM
Anton Kaldal, Gunnar Þ.Vilhjálmson and Steinar Farestveit / The History and Development of the Letter ð,
Hugrún Árnadóttir and Magni Þorsteinsson / KRON by KRONKRON,
Hafsteinn Júlíusson / HAF,
Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir / SPARK, Design Space,
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir / Aurora Design Fund
At lunch this same day, Thursday 17 November the latter allocation of the year 2011 took place. It is also the seventh allocation since the Fund was established on 13 February 2009.
ISK 6 million was allocated to exceptional designers and their projects. A total of ISK 17.5 million has been allocated from the fund in 2011.
This time continued support was given to two parties to further develop their projects, and this is in line with the policy of the Design Fund to follow through selected projects in order to increase the probability of their success. The support went to Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir and SPARK Design Gallery and Sruli Recht fashion designer.
The Design Fund also supported Sóley Stefánsdóttir and her project DIG-Equality (Design Innovation for Gender Equality), which is based on the concept that design is power for social change.
The Aurora Design Fund has sponsored eight designers for internship in the past years. This time it was Steinar Júlíusson who received the grant, a graphic designer who will do internship at Acne Productions in Stockholm.
The Design Fund continues its cooperation with the organisers of events related to design and participated recently in Atypi, an international conference in Harpa about the design of fonts. The fund is also working jointly with the Iceland Design Centre on making a blog page where Icelandic design is promoted internationally.