projects

We seek to build partnerships that maximise results and ensure the professional execution of our projects. We have a flexible approach and follow through on projects with commitment, drive and integrity. The emphasis is on the success of one project rather than limited success of many. See all our projects

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funds

daughter funds

Design and music are among the strongest tools we have to express our feelings and emotions, our political views and culture. As the creative process emanates from the deepest part of a person’s soul, these art forms have an impact on people from all cultures throughout the world.

Aurora’s daughter funds, Kraumur Music Fund and Aurora Design Fund, were founded with this in mind. These funds have supported numerous young designers and musicians to make their debuts or to continue newly established carriers, thus making a visible impact on the music and design scene in Iceland.

Read more about the funds on their websites.

daughter funds

Design and music are among the strongest tools we have to express our feelings and emotions, our political views and culture. As the creative process emanates from the deepest part of a person’s soul, these art forms have an impact on people from all cultures throughout the world.

Aurora’s daughter funds, Kraumur Music Fund and Aurora Design Fund, were founded with this in mind. These funds have supported numerous young designers and musicians to make their debuts or to continue newly established carriers, thus making a visible impact on the music and design scene in Iceland.

Read more about the funds on their websites.

Aurora’s core values

Courage Creativity Positivity Integrity

vision

We believe in the free and creative spirit of the mind

Our vision is to nurture and cultivate this spirit in order to improve and enrich people’s lives

mission

We aim to be a dynamic catalyst in development and culture, by executing projects that provide a robust and permanent boost to communities

the people

Building relationships and trust is an integral part of everything Aurora Foundation does. The people of the board believe that the power of cooperation generates the trust necessary for the projects to benefit future generations. They all share a common vision of the importance of creative thinking, patience in problem solving and cultural sensitivity. Read more about us

Regína Bjarnadóttir Executive Director
Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir Founder
Ólafur Ólafsson Founder
Birta Ólafsdóttir Board Member
Stefán Ingi Stefánsson Board Member
Ómar Berg Torfason Board Member

Development is about transforming the lives of people,
not just transforming economies

Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work