Iceland, long known for it's exotic nature, is picking up as a cultural destination, thanks to its many international cultural festivals, Harpa concert hall, rock-bands and the Icelandic sagas to mention only few reasons. Today, arts and culture is thriving in Iceland and the creative industries have become a vibrant and growing sector of the Icelandic economy.
This development is reflected in many ways in the Embassy, which has increased its effort to promote Icelandic arts and culture in Canada and Iceland respectively. Whether that work is done by initiating, participating in or being supportive of initiatives by artists, institutions, festivals and many more. The cultural aspect is a important and growing aspect of the Embassy's work.
The Embassy has no funds of it's own, its cultural work is financed by public funds of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Culture. You can find information about various fields of arts and culture in Iceland under the link "Arts and Culture" below. You are also welcome to contact the Embassy for further information or services.