Funding for curatorial research for curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals.
The programme’s aim is to strengthen networking and dialogue between the Danish and international art scene by supporting international curators’ travel to Denmark.
What will be funded?
Travel to and from Denmark. Accommodation in Denmark. Local transport over longer distances across the country (max grant size is 15,000 DKK / ca. 2,000 EUR).
Unfortunately the grant will not cover per diems.
When should I apply?
Whenever you want. The deadline is continuous. If you let me know when you’ve submitted your application, we’ll process quickly and you’ll get you answer asap.
Regardless it’s be max 3 weeks until you get your official approval.
Will you make a programme for my visit?
No, You will need to schedule your own progamme i.e. set up meetings with Danish artists, venues, curators etc.
For inspiration, and to get an idea of what’s going on currently, you could visit:
- What’s on Copenhagen Art Scene
- IDOART – exhibition calendar / ongoing shows/ installation images / interviews etc.
- Kunsten.nu – exhibition calendar / ongoing shows/ installation images / interviews etc.
- Nordic Art Review – professional reviews and interviews
- Art institutions around Copenhagen
- Danish and international curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals working with contemporary art through professional curating, art criticism, art mediation, or who can demonstrate substantial experience in one of the areas mentioned.
- Danish curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals may apply for funding for travel and accommodation abroad.
- Curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals from abroad may apply for funding for travel and accommodation in Denmark.
- Artists may only apply for funding, if their trip concerns curatorial research and they can document significant curatorial experience.
Furthermore, the programme is primarily aimed at applicants who already have contacts on the Danish art scene or candidates who wish to develop a project involving specific Danish artists or institutions. Applicants must be able to organize meetings and studio visits on their own.
You cannot receive funding for:
- travels related to participation at international art fairs, biennales, etc.
- per diems, local transport, etc. The committee only funds travel and accommodation. However, foreign applicants from the UN list of Least Developed Countries may apply for per diems. Find the current list here.
How to apply?
For a qualified candidate the application process is basically a formality, but the mandatory forms still needs to be filled in etc.
To apply you first need to Order a login for the Grant portal. Please note: When you order the login, make sure that the name and address you register with are the exact name and address as registered with the bank account to which we should wire the grant. It is essential for payouts that these two names are identical.
Once you have received you login you:
- go to “The International Research Programme”, and find the section: “What must the application contain”
- download and fill in the annex “Project description, day program and budget”. In the annex you’ll need to fill in:
- A brief project description; max 2,000 characters (Basically: Why do you want to visit)
- Day program (Basically: What specific venues, artist/s etc. want to meet with)
- Budget (estimated price for flight and hotel)
- Then download and fill in the annex for bank information. Make sure you fill in the bank form with the exact name and address as are registered with the bank account to which we should wire the grant. And make sure that this is also the name and address registered with your profile in the grant portal. Don’t forget to also state your TIN number.
- login to the portal, upload your annexes, and submit your application.
- You’ll receive your reply max three weeks after submission.