Danish Art Foundation

Danish crafts and design abroad

Grants for Danish craftsmen’s and designers’ travel and accommodation, transport of works, and publications in connection with exhibitions of Danish contemporary craft and design outside Denmark.


* Note: Please note that this deadline is temporary!

Who may apply?

Museums and other exhibition spaces, private galleries, craft- and design organisations and international curators etc. who wish to:

  • Exhibit or showcase Danish contemporary craft and design
  • Arrange seminars, workshops etc. in connection with an exhibition of Danish contemporary craft and design
  • Publish catalogues or other information material (printed or digital) about Danish contemporary craft and design in connection with an exhibition

Please note the following:

  • Danish craftsmen and designers whose work will be exhibited abroad can themselves apply for grants for production of the works for exhibitions abroad. Read more here (in Danish).
  • Please note that the Danish Arts Foundation is obliged to publish the names of all applicants.

Purpose of the program

The Danish Arts Foundation wishes to promote the visibility of Danish contemporary crafts and design on the international scene by supporting:

  • TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION. Support for Danish contemporary craftspeople's and designers' travel, accommodation and honorarium in connection with an exhibition or a show of their works and related events outside Denmark. 
  • TRANSPORT AND INSURANCE OF WORKS. Support for transport and insurance of the exhibited works.
  • CREATING THE EXHIBITION, SHOW OR FAIR. Support for building up the exhibition/show, curator/participant honorarium, the price of an exhibition stand etc.
  • CATALOGUES AND OTHER INFORMATION MATERIAL. Support for publications and other information material (digital and printed) produced in connection with an exhibition / a show of Danish contemporary craft and design - aiming to increase the visibility of Danish contemporary crafts and design on the international scene.

How your application will be evaluated?

The Committee for Crafts and Design Project Funding handles applications according to the following criteria:

  • The proposed project is of high artistic quality and a high professional level.*
  • The proposed project is part of a context of a high professional level.**
  • The proposed project is accessible to the public and/or is distributed widely to an international public.
  • The proposed project builds international networks and contributes to the participating craftsmen’s/designers’ practice and career.

*The Committee assesses the artistic quality of the proposed project according to whether the exhibited works contain a professional and reflective relation to craftsmanship, medium, context, tradition and contemporary scene. This should be converted into a compelling aesthetic product.

**The Committee assesses the quality of the context of the project according to whether the context contains a professional and reflective relation to the medium and contemporary art/craft/design scene. This should be converted into a compelling curatorial, engaging or mediative product.

No support is provided for:

  • Students 
  • Assistants’ travel and residence (as a rule)
  • Exhibitions at the gallery (the gallery space) the artist is permanently attached to
  • Daily allowances
  • Local transport
  • Exhibitions and projects which ended before the application deadline

Previous applications from the applicant to the Danish Arts Foundation will be available to the committee in connection with the processing of the application.

Since the Danish Arts Foundation strives to provide support for as many people as possible, the Committee is not always able to grant the full amount that an applicant has applied for.

What should the application contain?

We recommend that you read the application form and have the necessary information and documents ready before you start completing the form. NB! Activities and expenses relating to the same project should be collected together in a single application.
The following documents must be attached with the application form (max 15 MB):

  1. Completed project description and budget. Please use this template. (Please note: The project description must include a list of the names of the Danish participants who will be applying for production funds in relation to the exhibition.)
  2. CVs of all the craftsmen, designers, curators, presenters, writers, etc. for whom funding is requested. NB! For group exhibitions, only attach abbreviated CVs of the participating artists, max 10 pages in total.
  3. Sample images. Min. five pictures of max five A4 pages, which are combined in one PDF file. 
  4. Complete bank information using the official form for international bank wire transfers below: 

Countries using IBAN: Bank information for international wire transfers

Countries not using IBAN: Bank information for international wire transfers

To choose the correct form, be sure to check whether or not your country uses the IBAN system on

Please note the following:

  • No additional material will be included in the assessment of the application. 
  • The application must include all required enclosures (max 15 MB in total). Missing supporting documentation cannot be supplied later.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete.
  • The acknowledgment message you receive immediately after submitting your application will indicate which annexes youattached to your application.
  • If your application is incomplete, a new and complete application must be submitted before the deadline expires. The most recently submitted application will be presented to the committee.
  • Please do not submit ’Pages’ or ’Zip’ files.
  • How to make a PDF file: If you do not have a PDF program on your computer, you can use this free link to convert any file on your computer into a PDF file.

What does the application form look like?

All applications must be submitted through a digital application form on this website, but we recommend that you familiarizse yourself with the requirements before you complete the actual application. Preview the form here (PDF). 

Once you have submitted the application

When you submit your application, you will automatically receive an e-mail acknowledging its receipt, with a copy of the application attached. Please check that the application is complete.

Who will assess your application?

It is the Committee for Crafts and Design Project Funding within the Arts Foundation who undertakes the professional assessment of the application.

When will you be contacted?

You can expect to receive a decision letter by e-mail within 12 weeks after the application deadline (except for July when no reply can be expected).


If you are awarded a grant, the Danish Agency for Culture (the administrative arm of the Danish Arts Foundation) will pay out the grant within three weeks from the day you receive notice of the grant award.


No later than four months after the completion of the project recipients are required to sign and submit the Danish Agency for Culture‘s accounting form, stating that the grant has been used for its proper purpose. The accounting form is to be downloaded, signed and e-mailed to the Danish Agency for Culture as a scanned document addressed to the relevant contact person (see column on the right) or sent by post to the Danish Agency for Culture, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 2, Copenhagen DK-1553.

The Danish Agency for Culture can request the drawing up and submission of project accounts, should the recipient be selected for a spot check.

To download the relevant form and for general rules regarding payment and accounting, see When awarded a grant on

Legislative basis

This programme under The Danish Arts Foundation is based on the Danish Act on Visual Arts and the artistic aspects of Crafts, Design and Architecture, Act no. 457 of 08/05/2013.

Lov om billedkunst og kunstnerisk formgivning LOV nr 457 af 08/05/2013

Application form as PDF?

All applications to the Danish Arts Foundation must be submitted electronically via the online application form. However, many applicants find it helpful to familiarize themselves with the requirements in the online form before submitting any application. You can review a preview version of the form below. Please keep in mind, that the preview is for preparatory orientation only.

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

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