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The Federation of Icelandic Artists, BÍL

The Federation of Icelandic Artists, BÍL, was founded in 1928 in Reykjavík, at a time when artists in Iceland did not have any organization or union to protect their rights or secure them due payment for their work. Today BÍL is a co-operative federation of fourteen organizations and unions in various fields of arts, where authors and performers can exchange ideas and design and implement cultural policies in accordance with priorities and plans. The main task of the federation is to encourage the authorities to increase their role in the cultural and artistic development of the society and emphasize the essential contribution of authors and performers to promoting cultural identity and cultural development of the society.

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