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Member associations


Reykjavik Sculpture Association began to formalise due to the outdoor exhibitions on Skólavörduholt in the 1960s, but was formally established in 1972. The association has long been active in creating exhibitions in Reykjavik and abroad as well as being a participant in the Reykjavik Arts Festival and Reykjavik Culture City of Europe in 2000. 



The Icelandic Textile Association is an association of educated textile artists and textile designers. The main goal of the association is to protect the interests of its members and to promote their art and designs at a national and international level. The Textile Association is one of the member associations of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists and has a representative on the board of the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, the Center for Design and Architecture, the NTA - Nordic Textile Association, and membership of Myndstef. 

FÍM, the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists is the oldest working association of visual artists in Iceland. FÍM members have held a number of joint exhibitions over the years.

Físl – The Icelandic Contemporary Photography Association – aims to create a forum for discussing and exploring the photographic medium as an art form. The association was founded in 2007 and its members have since participated in numerous exhibitions and events at prominent venues, such as the Icelandic Museum of Photography and LÁ Art Museum, Nordic House and the Reykjavik Art Festival.  In addition , the association has hosted the biannual Reykjavik Photography Festival in collaboration with various museums in Iceland.


The purpose and goal of the Art Association in Akureyri is to promote the association of visual artists, to be an advocate and protect their interests. Promote discussion about art and increase knowledge and education about art. To organize exhibitions of the works of members of the Art Association and to establish cooperation with artists, abroad as well as in Iceland.


The Icelandic Printmaker’s Association (also known as the Printmakers Union) in its current form was established in 1969 however it was originally established in 1954. The Association runs its own gallery and studio in the centre of Reykjavik. The gallery is open Thursdays – Sundays 2-5 pm. There are around 70 members who have each been through a professional application process.


The association serves as an unifying body for all ceramic artists regardless of whether they are involved in art or craft work. Its objective is to support and strengthen the respect and importance of ceramic art in Iceland

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