Johna Hansen & Yuko Yukota, 2017. Photo: Andreas Omvik

Crafts and design

What we do internationally 

We work to support, promote, and raise the profile of Danish crafts and design internationally by supporting and coordinating the Danish presence at international design events.

Funding schemes

The Danish Arts Foundation's Committee for Craft and Design runs a number of both national and international funding programs.

These funding programs are intended for designers, craftspeople, museums, galleries, design organizations, and international curators who promote Danish and international crafts and design in Denmark and Danish crafts and design internationally.

We fund

We wish to promote the visibility of Danish contemporary craft and design on the international scene through crafts and design projects in Denmark and abroad by funding:

  • Danish contemporary craftspeople and designers’ travel, accommodation and honorarium in connection with an exhibition or a show of their works and related events outside of Denmark.
  • The transport and insurance of exhibited works.
  • The creation of exhibitions, shows and fairs.
  • The production of catalogues and other information material produced in connection with an exhibition or a show of Danish contemporary craft and design, aiming to increase the visibility of Danish contemporary crafts and design on the international scene. 

Travel grants and residency programs

Furthermore, we provide travel grants and residency programs aiming to provide the possibilities for craftspeople and designers who wish to go abroad and get inspiration, make collaborations, participate in seminars and conferences, and strengthen networking and dialogue between the Danish and international crafts and design scene.

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