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8. Creativity and Culture

8.3 National strategy on creativity and culture for young people

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Existence of a national strategy
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority for the implementation of the strategy
  4. Revisions/updates

Existence of a national strategy

In 2013 the Icelandic parliament passed a parliamentary resolution regarding national policy in cultural affairs. In succession, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture published a document in which this strategy was outlined further, with one of its main parts being the participation of children and young people in cultural activities. Furthermore, the ministry published a special report on that topic in 2014, where it outlined a strategy for 2014 – 2017 (report only available in Icelandic).


Scope and contents

Among the projects included in the strategy is to implement a special culture fund, which would be responsible for cultural and art projects which schools across the country could purchase at a reasonable price. The overall aim is to ensure that all children and young people have access to cultural venues of the highest quality, regardless of where they reside or their economic background.


Responsible authority for the implementation of the strategy

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture is the authority responsible for the implementation of this strategy.



This strategy is new, so no updates or revisions have taken place.