Is there a maximum grant amount?


Do applicants receive exactly the amount stated in the application?

Successful applicants may receive the full amount or parts of it at the board’s discretion.

Does the foundation support artists’ production of works of art?

No, the foundation does not support artists’ production of works of art.

How will applicants receive a reply?

Once the board has reached a decision about the application, the applicant will receive a reply via the New Carlsberg Foundation’s application system. If the application is approved, the subsequent handling of the case also takes place via the application system. No explanation is provided if an application is rejected.

When will applicants receive a reply?

Usually, it takes less than a month from the time the application is reviewed at a board meeting until a reply is made.

Is it possible to obtain funding retroactively?

The foundation does accept applications pertaining to projects that have been initiated. However, completed projects will not be considered.

Is it possible to obtain partial funding for a project?

Yes. It would be helpful if the application states how big a share of the total budget the applicant is asking the foundation to cover.  

Is partial self-funding a requirement?


When will the grant be paid out?

Grants for acquisitions made by museums can be paid out immediately. Donations of works owned by the foundation to museums can be effected immediately. As regards publications, the grant will be paid out when the book in question is finished and published. Support for research trips is paid out before the trip begins. For decoration projects, a contract is drawn up, specifying a budget and schedule. Grants for research are paid out when employment contracts between the relevant researcher and place of employment have been sent to the New Carlsberg Foundation's secretariat.

What about taxes?

The foundation reports all grants to the Danish tax authorities, SKAT, citing the CPR/CVR number stated in the application.

Is it possible to submit applications in English?


Is it possible to obtain funding for individual trips/stays abroad for education purposes?


Why can’t applicants pre-select an artist for a decorative project?

The New Carlsberg Foundation actively engages in the professional development of all decoration projects for which funding is granted. As a result, the foundation does not deem it relevant to provide funding for pre-planned projects where the artistic terms and conditions have already been drawn up (for example by external consultants etc.).