Staying afloat, funded and free – Independent performing arts in Iceland

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With a population of roughly 360,000, it should come as no surprise that the Icelandic performing arts scene is small. Very small. On the whole, it is a tightly knit group of people passionate about theatre. This passion functions in two ways: it is a key element for any artistic endeavor and the only way to survive the harsh economic environment in which artists live. This economic vulnerability of independent performing artists in Iceland, and indeed globally, has been swiftly and cruelly exposed in recent months with the onset of a devastating global pandemic.

Download full article here (puhlished in gift – zeitschrift für freies theater 02/2020)
Author: Sigridur Jonsdottir
© Picture: Jóhanna Helga Þorkelsdóttir