Statens Kunstfond

Exhibition of Danish Art Abroad

Funding for transport and insurrance of Danish artists' artworks and Danish artists' travel and accommodation related to exhibiting their work outside Denmark



  • 23. January
  • 30. April
  • 13. August
  • 22. October

* Note: The digital application form will be accesible 1 month before the deadline. Future deadlines: 30 April, 13 August, 22 October

Who may apply?

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

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Funding is not provided for:

  • Students
  • 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 has a regular work relationship are not funded unless the Committee assesses that they involve a special venture.

The Danish Arts Foundation makes the applicant’s previous applications available to the Committees in connection with processing the application.

Purpose of the program

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

Examples of objectives or activities include travel/accommodation/transport/publication in connection to the exhibition of Danish contemporary art.

Applications may be made for funding in the following areas:

  • Exhibition abroad
    Funding for exhibitions with Danish contemporary artists abroad.
    Typical expenses: Transport of works, insurance for works, the Danish artist’s travel and accomodation

  • Presentation
    Funding for presenting Danish contemporary art in printed or digital form.
    Presentation must be related to a project or have an appropriate recipient; either a publisher or an exhibition agreement. It is not sufficient to have an agreement with a printer.
    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.

How your application will be evaluated?

The Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding handles applications according to the following criteria:

  • The proposed project is of high artistic quality and has 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
  • The proposed project builds international networks

Artistic quality and professional artistic level

The Committee makes a total assessment of the project’s artistic quality and/or professional artistic level, based on the following five parameters. In order for the project applied for to be granted support, 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 a conversation
Here, the committee assesses, for example, the dialogue with the recipient; 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
Here, 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
Here, 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 well thought through
Here, the committee assesses the implementation with regard to, for example, materials, distinctive character, personal expression, ability, precision, technique and/or artistic skills. 

The project is innovative
Here, the committee assesses, for example, courage, breach of expectations, reinterpretation, new perspectives and/or concepts.

What the application must contain?

  • You must submit your application digitally.
  • You must attach a number of mandatory annexes to the digital form.
  • The digital form has a security timeout of 15 min. Therefore, please have all of the necessary information and annexes ready when you are to submit your application. 
  • We recommend that you study the digital form before starting. There is a PDF of the entire form at the bottom of this page.
  • You must attach the following annexes to the digital form:
  • A 500-character summary of your project description must be copy-pasted into the digital form.

Project description and budget completed in the required template.
Download the template for the project description and budget here Use this mandatory template.

Resume of no more than one page per person funds are being applied for, but a total of no more than 10 pages.
For group exhibitions, the organiser of the exhibition must attach a list of which artists will apply for production funding in connection with the exhibition.

Pictorial material that documents the practice of the exhibited artists - at least five pictures corresponding to no more than five A4 pages:

Bank account information. Bank account information must be entered in the mandatory form and attached to the digital form.
Form for wire transfers for countries not using IBAN
Form for wire transfers for countries using IBAN

Exhibition agreement (only required for non-institution applicants)

Any additional material will not be included in the assessment of the application.


  • The annexes must not be zipped (compressed).
  • PDF and Word formats are preferred. Pages files are not accepted.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete. Any missing annexes cannot be sent later. If your application lacks annexes or information, you must submit an entirely new, complete application instead. It is always the last application submitted that is processed.
    The receipt mail will show which supporting documents are attached to the application.
  • Use the Chrome browser.
  • The application must include all of the required annexes when you submit it.
  • The annexes must not exceed a total of 15 MB. 

How much you may apply for?

No limit has been set for any funding amount, but you may wish to look at previously awarded grants under 'Who has received a grant'.

The Committee reserves the right to not award grants for the full amount applied for, based on the overall assessment that the art funding should benefit as many qualified projects as possible.

Funding grants of DKK 100,000 or less are paid as closely as possible to the date you have stated as the start date in the application form. If a funding grant is for more than DKK 100,000 and the project period is longer than six months, the amount is paid in instalments.

When do you get an answer?

You will receive a reply about the Committee’s decision eight weeks after the application deadline.

During the eight weeks, the applications will be made ready for the Committee, sent, read and processed.
When all cases from the same round of awarding grants are ready, decision letters are sent out via e-mail and the funding will be published under "Who has received a grant".

Please note that the Danish Arts Foundation is obligated to publish the names of all applicants.

Once you have submitted the application

When you have submitted your digital application, you will automatically receive an email acknowledging its receipt.

Legal Framework

The decision is made in accordance with Danish Act no. 458 of 8 May 2013 on the activities of the Danish Arts Foundation

If you get a grant you must...

All project and activity funding must be reported. If you receive a funding grant of less than DKK 100,000, you must submit a statement that you have completed the project as described in the application.

If you receive a funding grant of more than DKK 100,000, you must also submit accounts for the project.

Who will evaluate your application?

The Danish Art Foundation's Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding undertakes the professional assessment of the application.

You will receive the Committee's decision within 8 weeks after the application deadline.

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)

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