Statens Kunstfond

Exhibition of Danish Art Abroad

Grants for Danish artists' travel, accommodation and transport of works in connection with the exhibition of Danish contemporary art outside Denmark.

Artform:

Deadline:

  • 15. August
  • 24. October

Who may apply?

International museums, art galleries, biannuals, private galleries, small exhibition spaces and international curators who wish to exhibit Danish contemporary art.

Please note the following: 

  • If you use Mac/Safari and experience problems filling in/sending the application, please use instead the browser Chrome.
  • The application must include all required annexes by the deadline (max. 15 MB). Avoid ".pages" og ".zip" files.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete.
  • It can be seen from the acknowledgment message which annexes are attached to the application.
  • If your application is incomplete, a new and complete submission must be submitted before the deadline expires The most recently submitted application will be presented to the Committee.
  • The last application submitted, will be presented for the Committee.
  • Annexes may not be sent subsequent to the application.
  • Application will be submitted to the Committee as they appear at the deadline.

Purpose of the program

The Danish Arts Foundation wishes to promote the visibility of Danish contemporary art in the international art scene by supporting:

  • TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION. Support for Danish contemporary artists' travel and accommodation for the exhibition of their works outside Denmark.
  • TRANSPORT OF WORKS AND INSURANCE. Support for transport and insurance of Danish contemporary artists’ works for the exhibition of their works outside Denmark.

Only limited support is provided for publications.

Example of purpose / activity

Travel/accommodation/transport/publication in connection to the exhibition of Danish contemporary art.

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.

No support is provided for

  • Students
  • Daily allowances
  • Assistants’ travel and residence (as a rule)
  • Travel and accommodation in connection with exhibitions in galleries with whom the artist is represented
  • Local transportation
  • Exhibitions which began before the application deadline

The secretariat will make the applicant's previous applications available to the Committee in connection with the processing of the application.

What the application must contain?

We recommend that you read the application form and have the necessary information and documents ready before you get started. 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):

  • Completed project description and budget. Use this mandatory template.
  • Exhibition agreement (only required for non-institution applicants)
  • CVs for all the artists, curators, presenters, writers, etc. applied funding for, however max 10 pages.
  • Group exhibitions: List the names of the Danish artists who will be applying for production funds in relation to the exhibition.
  • Sample images. Min. 5 pictures of max 5 A4 pages, which are combined in one pdf.
  • Bank information. You must fill in and attach the official form for international bank wire transfer. Find the form below.

Form for wire transfers for countries not using IBAN

Form for wire transfers for countries using IBAN

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

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete. Any missing supporting documentation cannot be supplied later. It will be seen from the receipt mail which supporting documents are attached to the application. If your application is incomplete, a new and complete submission should be made before the deadline.

How much you may apply for?

You can orient yourself about previous grants under 'Who has received a grant'

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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