Who may apply?
Curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals from abroad may apply for funding for travel and accommodation in Denmark.
The Research programme is aimed at art professional applicants whose primary occupation is professional curating, art criticism or art mediation, or who can demonstrate substantial experience in one of the areas mentioned.
Moreover, the research programme is primarily aimed at applicants who already have contacts on the Danish art scene or candidates who wish to develop a project involving specific Danish artists or institutions. Applicants must be able to organize meetings and studio visits on their own.
Artists may only apply for funding, if they can document significant curatorial experience or have worked professionally with art mediation.
Purpose of the program
To provide curators from abroad with the opportunity to acquire an insight into contemporary Danish art and the Danish art scene, and to strengthen networking and dialogue between the Danish and the international art scenes.
Travel for participation in art fairs, exhibition openings, seminars etc. is not covered by the program.
How your application will be evaluated?
Your application will be evaluated based on the following criteria. At least one of the criteria must be met:
- The research trip must as far as possible be linked to specific projects relating to professional curating, art criticism or art mediation.
- The visit must promote and strengthen the international networks of Danish artists and/or Danish art institutions
- The visit must play a decisive role in promoting awareness abroad of Danish artists and/or Danish art institutions
- The visit must promote concrete collaborations between Danish and foreign art
Who will evaluate your application?
Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces’ office for Visual Art assesses the applications according to the above criteria as laid down by the Danish Arts Foundation's Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding.
How much you may apply for?
Applicants can max. be awarded 15,000 DKK, covering the direct costs of travel and accommodation.
Please note, that the Committee reserves the right not to award the full amount requested, based on the overall assessment that the Committee's financial means should benefit as many qualified applicants as possible.
Both travel and accommodation must be budgeted as "Economy Class". Grants are only awarded to cover these two forms of expenditure i.e. not for general living expenses, local transportation, per diem payments etc.*
The Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding reserves the right to award partial grants, if it is assessed that the research trip can be carried out on Economy Class for an amount lower than the one applied for.
The duration of a typical research trip is 3-7 days, however applicants may also be apply for longer stays, provided that the applicant has arranged for accommodation independently.
*Foreign applicants from the UN list of Least Developed Countries may however apply for subsistence allowance. Find the current list here
What the application must contain?
In addition to filling in all required information in the application form you must also attach:
- Project description specifying the purpose and programme for the research visit (max. 2 pages)
- Names and contact details of the persons and / or institutions with whom visits are scheduled (filled out in the application form)
- Professional resume
- Budget (filled out in the application form)
- IMPORTANT: The completed form for international bank wire transfers (find form below)
Important: you must fill in and attach the official form for international wire transfers
Applicants with non-Danish bank accounts must fill in and attach the official form for international wire transfers. To choose the correct form, you must check beforehand if your country uses the IBAN system or not here, and then fill in the correct form below.
Applications which do not contain the requisite information will not be considered.
Once you have submitted the application
When you have submitted your electronic application you will automatically receive an e-mail acknowledging its receipt, with a copy of the application attached.
You can expect to receive a decision letter by e-mail within two weeks
(Except for July when no reply can be expected).
Please note that the Danish Arts Foundation is required to publish the names of all candidates at kunst.dk
If you are awarded a grant, Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces will pay out the grant within three weeks from the day where you receive notice of the grant award.
No later than three months after the completion of the visit recipients are required to sign and submit the Danish Agency for Culture's statement of truth pledging, that the grant has been used for its proper purpose. The form can be found here - choose "Declaration of grants of up to 100.000 DKK.
Application form as PDF?
On this site made all submitted electronically, but many people benefit from print a PDF to orient themselves in the requirements before they reach the completion of the actual application. But remember that you can not complete the form by hand and return it physical or analogy.