The music fund Kraumur has given some generous awards to some of Iceland’s artists, musicians and associated parties.
In a press release the fund sent out, the big awards went to Pascal Pinon (1.2 million ISK), Retro Stefson (1 million ISK), Árstíðir (800,000 ISK), Dikta (800,000 ISK) and Endless Dark (700,000 ISK). The funds are for the most part to go towards touring and promotion. Kraumur had previously helped fund album production for both Retro Stefson and Dikta.
The press release states that in all, some 233 parties applied for funding. They say that while fewer people were given awards this time around, their aim has been to make the awards be for a greater sum of money.
Kraumur’s primary mission is to support Icelandic music culture, in particular amongst young musicians. Since its inception in 2008, over 70 artists such as Amiina, Bang Gang, Lay Low and others have received funding from Kraumur, apart from money the fund has awarded to Iceland Airwaves, the Reykjavík Arts Festival, and other events.
The other award winners, and the amounts they received, are as follows:
adhd: 600,000 ISK
Kalli: 600,000 ISK
Anna Þorvaldsdóttir: 600,000 ISK
Who Knew: 600,000 ISK
Eistnaflug: 500,000 ISK
Aldrei fór ég suður: 400,000 ISK
Guðmundur Steinn Guðmundsson: 300,000 ISK
Póst rokk & ról: 300,000 ISK
Sjóræningahúsið: 300,000 ISK
Sleepless in Reykjavik: 300,000 ISK