Who may apply?
Professional Danish ensembles, soloists, organisers, and the like can apply for grants to promote music internationally. The awarding of a grant is conditional upon the repertoire concerned consisting mainly of classical music.
Applications for grants for the promotion of music within the genres of jazz, rock, pop, folk music, new music, world music and related genres should be submitted to one of the five genre organisations (see below), these being the organisations designated under agreements with the Danish Arts Foundation as responsible for awarding grants to promote international music within their respective genres. If you are uncertain which genre is applicable in your own case, contact the appropriate genre organisation or the Danish Agency for Culture.
Purpose of the program
Grants are available to cover the cost to professional Danish musicians of international transport in connection with engagements abroad. NB: The awarding of a grant is conditional on the repertoire concerned consisting mainly of classical music.
How your application will be evaluated?
As a general rule, applications for travel grants require that at least three concerts be given in connection with the tour. The Committee for Music lays emphasis on there being a local demand for the music; and that the organisers reflect this demand by paying the musicians professional rates. Weight is also laid on projects which:
- Involve musicians of the highest professional and artistic level
- Help to promote the development of the professional Danish music scene
- Take account of new talent on the professional Danish music scene
- Help to increase international awareness of Danish classical music
The application must be in the hands of the Danish Arts Agency for Culture before the start of the project.
Grants are not awarded for:
- Subsistence allowance or per diem payments
- Educational courses or training
- Projects which fall into a genre handled by one of the five genre organisations
What the application must contain?
We recommend that you consult the application form and have the necessary information and documents/files ready before you start.
The following particular information should be typed into the mandatory template:
- Project description
- Program for concerts
- The C.V.s of the applicant and the ensemble/soloist
Go to the Danish application form. Please contact us for application form in English.
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.
Form for wire transfers to countries using IBAN
Form for wire transfers to countries NOT using IBAN
Applications which do not contain the requisite information will not be considered.
Once you have submitted the application
When you submit your electronic application you will automatically receive an e-mail acknowledging its receipt, with a copy of the application attached.