PEDRO's memorial fund

Oct 17, 2022

NB: This scholarship is only for Tegnerforbundet members.

During the Second World War, Salo Grenning took the pseudonym Pedro, and he continued to use it as a stage name throughout his career. Pedro is perhaps best remembered for his work in VG, where his often satirical drawings were to be found in print from the newspaper's inception in 1945 until his death in 1986.

Pedro's memorial fund was established in 2001 by Tegnerforbundet on the basis of inherited funds from his widow Bjørg S. Støland. In line with her wish to support young drawing talents, the fund awards a grant to young artists who wish to further their education or develop further as draftsmen.

The inheritance consists of NOK 200,000. The fund awards grants from interest on the amount, intervals are determined by the interest rate. The inheritance of NOK 200,000 cannot be touched.

The fund will award a grant of NOK 20,000. for continuing education/development for young artists. Every third grant must go to a newspaper illustrator or an illustrator associated with newspaper illustration.

The last time a cartoonist received a grant from Pedro's memorial fund was in 2015. The recipient was Arifur Rahman. The last grant from Pedro's memorial fund was awarded in 2017, the recipient was Brynhild Winther.


The scholarship is awarded on the basis of an application which must contain justification, a CV and documentation of previous work (5 drawings).

Application deadline: 18.11.2022 (11.59 pm)

Go to the application portal .