The Public Buildings Art Fund

The Public Buildings Art Fund in Iceland was founded in 1982 and is responsible to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The primary goal of the Icelandic Public Buildings Art Fund is to provide artistic decoration in public buildings and their surroundings with works of art, ensuring creative and attractive environments for the employees and the public and promoting artistic production in Iceland. 
The Public Buildings Art Fund has funded over 600 purchases of art works since its foundation. The Fund opens for applications once a year. Valid applicants are those applying for funding of art in older public buildings, i.e. in buildings built before 1999. For buildings built after 1999 the law states that one per cent of the total construction cost of each public building is to be devoted to art decorating it and beautifying the surroundings. Act No. 46/1998