About

The Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival, April 17. - April 22. 2018.

The festival was launched in 2010 and is already a huge success. Dedicated exclusively to children and young people in Reykjavik up to the age of sixteen, this annual festival strives to introduce youth to a wide range of arts disciplines through the medium of workshops and performances. The unique aspect of this festival, and that which sets it apart, is that it places emphasis on participation, focusing particularly on the child as an artist. During the festival there will be a variety of activities for children, including theatre workshops, circus, visual arts, storytelling, music, film, puppetry and dance activities, with many nursery schools, primary schools, music and art schools, libraries, museums, theatres, and other cultural institutions taking part.

 

THE CULTURAL FLAG OF REYKJAVÍK

The Cultural Flag of Reykjavik was created to represent the support and nurturing of creative arts in education and employment, but also to strengthen cultural ties and promote collaboration between the city’s cultural centres and its nursery schools, primary schools and leisure centres. The flag has been designed with a variety of associated themes in mind, and with a special emphasis on art and current trends in youth culture.

 

INFORMATION

The Festival is organised by the Festivals & Events Department of Visit Reykjavik and the Department of children's culture in Reykjavík.

Their main role is to keep track of general planning and organisation, and also to publish and promote the Festival’s events.

The Festival’s committee members are:

Áshildur Bragadóttir, Signý Pálsdóttir, Jóhannes Guðlaugsson, Soffía Þorsteinsdóttir, Alma Dís Kristinsdóttir, Sigfríður Björnsdóttir,

Embla Ýr Indriðadóttir and Helga Björg Óladóttir. 

The event managers are Harpa Rut Hilmarsdóttir and Björg Jónsdóttir.