Danish Arts Foundation's International Visual Arts Funding Programmes

Danish artists invited to exhibit abroad

If a Danish contemporary artist is invited to exhibit abroad the artist can apply for production costs related to new works, exhibition costs, and artist fee. Additionally either the foreign exhibition venue or the Danish artist/s can apply for costs for transport and insurance of works, and the artists’ travel and accommodation connected to the installation and opening.

  • Four annual deadlines, answer after ca. 8 weeks.
  • Programme: Værkproduktion og udstillinger
  • Guidelines for applying and criteria for funding are described (in Danish) in detail online.

Foreign exhibition venues exhibiting Danish artists

If foreign exhibition venues wish to exhibit works by a Danish contemporary artist, the venue can apply for transport and insurance of art works, exhibition costs, and an artist fee for the Danish artist. The venue may also apply for the Danish artists’ travel and accommodation connected to the installation and opening, and for presentation costs, however only limited funds are awarded for publications.

All of the above presupposes that the Danish artist/s does not apply for the same costs.

  • Four annual deadlines, answer after ca. 8 weeks.
  • Programme: Exhibition of Danish Art Abroad
  • Guidelines for applying and criteria for funding are described in detail online.

Foreign Artists invited to exhibit in Denmark

Foreign artists who are invited to exhibit in Denmark, may receive funding; not for work production, but for i.e. travel and accommodation related to installation and exhibition opening. In these cases, the Danish exhibition venue must apply for funding on behalf of the foreign artist.

Additionally: If the foreign artist is to produce a site-specific work at the Danish exhibition venue, the venue may apply for a production fee for the foreign artist and for the foreign artists’ accommodation in Denmark during production of the site-specific work.

  • Four annual deadlines, answer after ca. 8 weeks.
  • Programme: Værkproduktion og udstillinger
  • Guidelines for applying and criteria for funding are described (in Danish) in detail online.

Foreign curators who wish to meet Danish artists

Foreign curators, who wish to carry out curatorial research among Danish contemporary artists and institutions, may apply for funding for travel and accommodation.

  • The deadline is continuous. Answer ca. 14 days after.
  • Programme: The International Research Programme
  • Guidelines for applying and criteria for funding are described in detail online.

Danish artists invited to artists' residencies abroad

Danish artists can apply for residency programme expenses, stipend, travel expenses, and housing expenses, if they are accepted at international artist residencies.

  • The deadline is continuous. Answer after 3 weeks.
  • Programme: Ophold på udenlandske residencies
  • Guidelines for applying and criteria for funding are described in (in Danish) detail online.

Residency opportunities in Denmark for foreign artists

Please note, that the Danish Arts Foundation is only involved in the residencies below in terms of funding. This means that all decisions for awarding of a residency in any of these places are made exclusively by the individual venues. All of the residencies operate with regular open calls. Please stay informed via their webpages and direct any questions directly to them.

Malt air 

The Danish Arts Foundation has funded the international residency MALT AIR in the period 2019-2020. The residency is located in Ebeltoft, Jutland and operates at a high artistic level.

Danish art workshops (DAW)

DAW in Copenhagen has outstanding facilities and offer residencies to foreign artists. However, to apply you must have an exhibition in Denmark to work towards.

World Wide Air (WWA)

World Wide Air (WWA) is a residency run by the Factory for Art and Design in Copenhagen. They offer residency programmes typically of 3-4 months duration.

Hollufgård artist residence

Located in the countryside in Fuen, Hollfufgaard offers a 1-year residency programme for two visual artists working experimentally with the concept of sculpture.

Riddergade air 2020

Located in Viborg, mid-Jutland. Viborg Kunsthal offers residency programmes typically of 3-4 months.

Other relevant information on the Danish contemporary art scene

  • IDOART – exhibition calendar / ongoing shows/ installation images / interviews etc.
  • kopenhagen.dk – exhibition calendar / ongoing shows/ installation images / interviews etc.
  • Kunsten.nu – exhibition calendar / ongoing shows/ installation images / interviews etc.
  • Nordic Art Review - reviews and interviews

Curatorial Forum

Curarorial Forum is an interest group for Danish curators. They are often eager to engage with curators and artists from abroad and offer advice on the Danish art scene. Contact Curatorial Forum via kuratoriskforum@gmail.com

Art Hub Copenhagen

Reseach institution with both local and international programme focusing on research, production and development for artists, and the presentation of art. Often eager to engage with curators and artists from abroad and offer advice on the Danish art scene.

Web: arthubcopenhagen.net

Contact

Contact the Danish Arts Foundation’s office for Visual Arts via bild@slks.dk or + 45 33 95 42 00 

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