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.

Federation of Icelandic Artists  –  Bandalag íslenskra listamanna:

Lindargata 6, 101 Reykjavík ; tel. +354 8916338; bil@bil.is ; www.bil.is ;
f.1928; promotes the role of artists and performers in the cultural and artistic devt of soc.; 4000 mems; Pres. Erling Jóhannesson, erling@bil.is

Constituent Organizations
Icelandic Architects’ Association  –  Arkitektafélag Íslands:

Aðalstræti 2,  2nd floor, 101 Reykjavík ; tel. +354-780 2228; ai@ai.is; www.ai.is ;
f. 1936, refounded under present name 1956; 330 mems;
Chair. Sigríður Maack.

Icelandic Musicians’ Union  –  Félag íslenskra hljómlistarmanna:
Rauðagerði 27, 108 Reykjavík; tel +354-588-8825;fih@fih.is; www.fih.is;
f.1932; 750 mems;
Chair: Gunnar Hrafnsson.

Icelandic Actors’ Association  –  Félag íslenskra leikara:
Lindargötu 6, 101Reykjavík ; tel. +354-552-6040; fil@fil.is ; www.fil.is
professional org. of actors, dancers, singers, set- and costume designers; 400 mems;
Chair: Birna Hafstein, birna@fil.is

Icelandic Association of Professional Dancers  –  Félag íslenskra listdansara:
Skúlagötu 30, 101Reykjavík; dance@dance.is ; www.dance.is ;
f. 1947; provides a link between asscns of dancers, teachers, schools and choreographers; 140 mems;
Chair: Irma Gunnarsdóttir formadur@dance.is

Icelandic Musician’s Association  –  Félag íslenskra tónlistarmanna:

Rauðagerði 27, 108 Reykjavík ; fiston@fih.is ; www.fiston.is ;
f. 1940; asscn of professional Icelandic musicians, classical department of FÍH; 180 mems;
Chair: Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir

Icelandic Film Makers’ Association  –  Félag Kvikmyndagerðarmanna:
Hverfisgata 54, 101Reykjavík ; formadur@filmmakers.is ; www.filmmakers.is ;
f. 1966; 200 mems;
Chair: Sigríður Rósa

Icelandic set- and costumedesigners  –  Félag leikmynda- og búningahöfunda:
Lindargötu 6, 101 Reykjavík ; tel. +354-862 3067;
f. 1994, 67 mems;
Chair: Rebekka Ingimundardóttir northview.r@gmail.com

The Icelandic Dramatists’ Union  –  Félag leikskálda og handritshöfunda:
Lindargötu 6, 101 Reykjavík; tel +354-8642298; leikskald@leikskald.is ; www.leikskald.is;
f. 1974, 90 mems;
Chair Margrét Örnólfsdóttir maggaorn@gmail.com

Icelandic Association of Directors  –  Félag Leikstjóra á Íslandi:

Lindargötu 6, 101Reykjavík ; tel 821 0301; leikstjorar@leikstjorar.is ; www.leikstjorar.is;
f.1972; guards interests of its mems regarding copyright, artistic and social interests; 68 mems;
Chair. Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir

Icelandic Society of Authors & Composers  –  Félag tónskálda og textahöfunda:
Laufásvegur 40, 101 Reykjavík; tel. +354-551-1999; ftt@ftt.is; www.ftt.is ;
f.1981; 380 mems;
Chair: Bragi Valdimar Skúlason

The Writers´ Union of Iceland  –  Rithöfundasamband Íslands:
Gunnarshúsi, Dyngjuvegi 8, 104 Reykjavík; tel. +354-568-3190; rsi@rsi.is ; www.rsi.is ;
f. 1974; safeguards interests and rights of authors according to int. standards; works to defend freedom and honour of literature; 430 mems;
Chair Karl Ágúst Úlfsson, Dir. Ragnheiður Tryggvadóttir

Association of Icelandic Visual Artists  –  Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna:
P.O.Box 1115, 121Reykjavík;Hafnarstræti 16, 101Reykjavík; tel. +354-551-1346; sim@sim.iswww.sim.is
f. 2002; 700 mems;
Chair. Anna Eyjólfsdóttir Dir. Ingibjörg J. Gunnlaugsdóttir

Film Directors Guild of Iceland  –  Samtök kvikmyndaleikstjóra
Bjarkargata 6, 101Reykjavík ; skl-filmdirectors@gmail.com ; www.skl-filmdirectors.net ;
72 mems;
Chair. Dagur Kári Pétursson.

Society of Icelandic Composers  –  Tónskáldafélag Íslands:

Laufásvegi 40, 101Reykjavík; tel. +534-552-4972; tonskaldafelag@tonskaldafelag.is ; www.tonskaldafelag.is ;
f. 1946; 130 mems;
Chair Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir thgret@gmail.com

Society of Icelandic Coreographers  –  Danshöfundafélag Íslands
Skúlagötu 30, 101 Reykjavík, tel +354-847-7175 danshofundar@gmail.com
f. 2014; 21 mems;
Chair. Katrín Gunnarsdóttir katrin.gunnars@gmail.com

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