ISK 6 million was allocated to exceptional designers and their projects. A total of ISK 17.5 million has been allocated from the fund in 2011.
This time continued support was given to two parties to further develop their projects, and this is in line with the policy of the Design Fund to follow through selected projects in order to increase the probability of their success. The support went to Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir and SPARK Design Gallery and Sruli Recht fashion designer.
The Design Fund also supported Sóley Stefánsdóttir and her project DIG-Equality (Design Innovation for Gender Equality), which is based on the concept that design is power for social change.
The Aurora Design Fund has sponsored eight designers for internship in the past years. This time it was Steinar Júlíusson who received the grant, a graphic designer who will do internship at Acne Productions in Stockholm.
The Design Fund continues its cooperation with the organisers of events related to design and participated recently in Atypi, an international conference in Harpa about the design of fonts. The fund is also working jointly with the Iceland Design Centre on making a blog page where Icelandic design is promoted internationally.