Exhibition of Danish Art Abroad

Deadline: 01.01.1970, 1:00 AM

Funding for Danish artists' exhibition expensens, e.g. installation, travel, accommodation, and transport of works in connection with the exhibition of Danish contemporary art outside Denmark.

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Please note that you can submit your application until 23:59 on the closing date, but we recommend that you submit earlier. The application form is available at least one month before the deadline.

Future deadlines: 28 October 2021, 20 January 2022, 28 April 2022, 18 August 2022, 27 October 2022



Who may apply?

  • International museums, art galleries, biennials, private galleries, small exhibition venues and independent curators, which are to exhibit Danish contemporary art.

Find out more about how to apply if your project combines different art forms.

Who may not apply?

  • Students enrolled at one of the approved Danish academies of fine arts or a corresponding educational institution abroad, who have not completed yet completed their studies prior to the start date of the project.
  • Artist groups, if a majority of members are students

You cannot receive funding for:

  • Invitations, meals, etc. in connection with exhibition openings
  • Travel and accommodation of assistants (as a general rule)
  • Travel and accommodation in connection with exhibitions in galleries with which the artist is already working regularly
  • Local transport
  • Project applications that the Committee has previously processed (reapplications)
  • Exhibitions opening before the application deadline
  • Exhibitions in galleries with which the artist is regularly affiliated are not funded unless the committee assesses that they involve a special effort.

Purpose of the program

The Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding wants to promote Danish and foreign contemporary art in Denmark and Danish contemporary art abroad.

You may apply for funding within the following areas:


Funding for presenting Danish and international contemporary art in printed or digital form. Presentation must be related to a project or have an appropriate recipient, either in form of a publisher or an exhibition agreement. It is not sufficient to have an agreement with a printer. Please note that we do not fund presentation projects that concerns a foreign artist and which is aimed at a foreign audience. Art books, catalogues and publications are only funded in cases where it is especially relevant for the artist or the project. Typical expenses: Translation, printing and layout.

Exhibitions abroad

Funding for exhibitions with Danish contemporary artists abroad.

Typical expenses: Transport of works, insurance for works, rent of technical equipment, installation, the artist’s travel, hotel or other expenses that are related to the exhibition, but that are not production of the work or works themselves, and exhibition fees.

Fees for exhibiting artists

Exhibition venues are encouraged to pay fees to artists in connection with their work with an exhibition. The exhibition venue may apply for partial funding of fees for exhibiting artists. The fee covers the artist’s work in connection with an exhibition, which is not directly linked to the production of works - for example, the artist’s participation in meetings, setting up and dismantling an exhibition, participation in PR and presentation.

How your application will be evaluated?

The Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding evaluates applications based on the following criteria:

  • The project promotes Danish contemporary art abroad
  • The project is of a high artistic quality and has a high professional artistic level
  • The project is part of a context of a high professional artistic level
  • The project is accessible to the public
  • The project builds international networks
  • The project is innovative

Artistic quality and professional artistic level

When evaluating the project’s artistic quality and professional artistic level, the committee emphasises the applicant’s ability to make a precise description of the project via text and images: What will the public experience?

The committee makes an overall assessment of the project’s artistic quality and professional artistic level, based on the five parameters stated below. In order for the project to be granted funding, it is not a prerequisite that it is at a high level with regard to all parameters, but it is crucial that the project is at a high level with regard to a number of the parameters.

The five parameters for artistic quality and professional artistic level are:

The project generates conversations

The committee assesses, for example, the dialogue with the recipient, e.g. whether the project reaches out to the recipient with regard to, for example, significance, relevance, story, and/or message.

The project involves an interesting conceptual context

The committee assesses, for example, the project’s relation to a specific situation, a specific topic, history/contemporaneity, and so on.

The project reflects on its physical context

The committee assesses, for example, the relation between the project and the platform and/or similar relations, which concern the physical context – for example, institutional framework and/or site-specificity.

The implementation of the project is thought through

The committee assesses the implementation with regard to, for example, media, materials, distinctive character, personal expression, ability, precision, technique, and/or artistic skills.

The project is innovative

Here, the committee assesses, for example, courage, break with expectations, reinterpretation, new perspectives, and/or concepts.

The committee further prioritises presentation of art for children and young adults.

If you have applied for grants from the Danish Arts Foundation within the past three years, this information will be considered in the evaluation of your application.

Spreading of art support

The committee aims to achieve a geographic spread among the granted applicants in order to disseminate the funding as much as possible.

The committee reserves the right to accommodate the application with a smaller amount than was applied for, based on an assessment of the application in relation to the total range of applications, the funds set aside and the wish to ensure diversity and spreading of art support.

If you receive a smaller amount than applied for, you will be notified in your grant notification letter if you need to submit further information, before we can pay out your grant.

What must the application contain

You must submit your application using our digital application form found via the link on this page. We do not accept paper forms.

However, at the bottom of the page, you will find the application form as a PDF. Use this to familiarize yourself with the content and make sure you are ready with all the required information and documents, before filling in the actual application form. The digital application form has a 15-minute session timeout, so you need to fill it in rather quickly.

We recommend you to use the browsers Chrome or Firefox when you fill in the application form. 


    You must fill in the project description and budget in the mandatory template: Download the template for project description and budget here.
    In the template, describe what your goal is for the project for which you are applying for a grant. This can be for example digital or printed dissemination of contemporary art or establishing an exhibition with a Danish artist.  If you have to report for a possible grant, we will look at whether you have met the goals you write in your application.
    Activities and expenses related to the same project must be combined in one application.
    If you are applying for a grant for the same project from other committees under Danish Arts Foundation, you must also write this in the application.
    Guide for filling in budget: 
    • You must enter all amounts in Danish kroner
    • You should only state the amounts you apply for from the Danish Arts Foundation in the current application
    • It is important that you state how your total expense is financed
    • As you must both list the support you have already obtained from elsewhere and the amount you now apply for from Danish Arts Foundation, the committee is aware that the project may look as if it is overfunded.
    • The Committee welcomes co-financing
  • 2: RESUME
    Resume of a maximum of one page per person for which you are applying for funding. It can be artists, curators, presenters, writers, initiators and so on.
    The resumes must not exceed 10 pages in total.
    For group exhibitions, the exhibition organizer must enclose a list of artists who will apply Danish Arts Foundation for production costs 
  • 3: IMAGES
    There must be a total of min. five images corresponding to a maximum of 5 pages. The image material must consist of: images that document the practice (s) of the exhibiting artists. 
    For applicants with foreign bank accounts, a completed bank information form must be attached. Please find the form in the section "HOW MUCH YOU MAY APPLY FOR?".
  • 5: EXHIBITION AGREEMENT - (only required for non-institution applicants)


  • that the attached annexes does not exceed 15 MB in total
  • that attachments can only be received in the formats: PDF, Word and Excel. We do not accept ZIP files
  • that you can not forward attachments or change in your application once it has been submitted. If your application lacks appendices or other information, you must submit a new, completed application
  • that it is always the most recent application you have sent to us that will be assesed by the committee
  • that your application must contain all mandatory appendices in order to be assesed by the committee. Additional material, in addition to that described in the application guide, will not be included in the assessment of your application.
  • that you are responsible for ensuring that the application form is completed correctly and that all the required appendices are attached. Therefore, check your receipt email, where your appendices to the application will appear.

How much you may apply for?

There is no ceiling as to how much you may apply for. The committee assesses each individual application and makes a decision based on the individual project.
However, to match expectations, previous years' grant sizes can give an idea of the programme’s financial framework:

• 59% of the grants given in 2019 were of less than 25,000 DKK (ca. 3,300 €)
• 82% were less than 45,000 DKK (ca. 6,000 €)
• 96% were less than 75,000 DKK (ca. 10,000 €)

In 2019, the committee received almost 1,500 applications for the programme, of which 50% received grants. In total, approximately € 3,1 M was distributed from the programme - about half of the committee's annual funds.

You can see previously awarded grants on our website (in Danish).


If you are a Danish citizen, organisation, or business and receive a grant, you must have a NemKonto available for the payment transfer. We transfer all grants to the NemKonto linked to the Danish CPR/CVR number you state in the application. If you, for example, apply with a new CVR number, you have to make sure that you have linked it to a NemKonto. You have to do this before a potential grant is awarded.

If you have moved out of Denmark according to the Danish Customs and Tax Administration’s definition, or if you are a foreign applicant, you are able to have a potential grant transferred to a foreign bank account. For applicants with foreign bank accounts, a completed bank information form must be attached, either the form for wire transfers to countries using IBAN or the form for wire transfers to countries NOT using IBAN.

If you receive a grant of:

  • DKK 100,000 or less, we pay the grant as closely as possible to the start date you have stated in your application. You should therefore make sure that the start date you enter matches the date of the first expenses for your project
  • more than DKK 100,000 with a project period longer than six months, we pay the grant in instalments.

We report the grant to the Danish Tax Agency, but tax has not been deducted from the payment.


You will receive the committee’s decision via email within 8 weeks after the application deadline.

Throughout those weeks, the committee will read and process all submitted applications. We will publish all awarded grants on our website (in Danish), once all applicants have received the committee’s decision.

The names of all applicants are made public on our website in the committees’ minutes (in Danish).

When you have submitted your application

When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email receipt with your application number. Remember to state your application number if you contact us.

In your email receipt, you will also find an overview of the documents attached to your application. It is your responsibility to check that all required documents are submitted, so please check the list to be sure. 


When the Danish Arts Foundation awards grants, it is important, and not least legally required, that the money is used for the purpose you have described in your application. Therefore, you must report on your project to the Agency for Culture and Palaces. How you must report depends on the grant amount you have received. Read more about how to report on your project.

Who will evaluate your application?

The Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding processes the applications and makes the final decision concerning the distribution of the committee’s funds.

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.

Click here to preview the online application form (NB the form cannot be filled in)