The New Carlsberg Foundation supports the creation of publications aimed at disseminating knowledge about art to a general audience, including exhibition catalogues and monographs, which can contribute to providing new insights into the histories of art. The content of the publications should be current and relevant to the present day and contribute to giving art a prominent voice in public debates.

The foundation endeavours to have its range of supported publications reflect great breadth and diversity in terms of the artists represented, media, perspectives, periods, geography, gender, art forms, etc.

The New Carlsberg Foundation supports publications that present Danish art in a global perspective as well as publications that present art from abroad, thereby giving Danish audiences insight into art’s global outlook.

Who can apply?

Museums, art centres, publishers, artists and others who publish publications in Denmark.

Application deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For specific deadlines, see under ‘Deadlines and meetings’.

Application process

  1. An application for support is submitted through the foundation’s online application system.
  2. The New Carlsberg Foundation’s board assesses the applications received. The applications are either approved (yielding partial or full support) or declined.
  3. The applicant receives notification of the result through the foundation’s online application system. Expect a processing time of a few weeks after the board meeting.


The New Carlsberg Foundation puts emphasis on the following aspects:

  • the publication is original and of high quality.
  • the publication is relevant to the present day in terms of its editorial content, art historical content, and its presentation of the subject matter to a general audience.
  • the applicant has thought out and prepared a distribution strategy, for example through a publishing house, in collaboration with other art institutions, etc.

What does the grant cover?

All costs associated with the actual publication of the publication, such as printing and binding, editing at a publishing house, proofreading, design and image rights. Any grant will only be paid out when the publication has been published.

The application must contain:

  • A synopsis of no more than two standard pages (2400 characters with spaces each).
  • A table of contents of no more than one standard page (2400 characters with spaces each).
  • CVs of the writers and artists involved of no more than one standard page (2400 characters with spaces) per writer/artist.
  • A budget and financing plan, including information on any co-financing and other funding already applied for/granted (if applicable).
  • A statement of production and printing costs from the publisher (if applicable).
  • A copy of your agreement with a publisher (if applicable).
  • Any visual material attached must not exceed 5 pages.


The foundation must receive two copies of the publication once it is published, with the option to requisition additional copies. Any grant will only be paid out once the publication has been published and received by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

Further inquiries

For additional information, please contact the New Carlsberg Foundation’s secretariat at or (+45) 33 11 37 65.