Art plays a significant role in how we humans act in the world, supporting our ability to engage in critical and nuanced thinking. Therefore, art should be accessible to everyone – regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and educational background. Museums fulfil a significant function in this regard, and therefore the New Carlsberg Foundation supports the museums’ efforts to collect art for their collections, partly by supporting the acquisition of works of art and partly by donating works from the Ny Carlsberg Foundation’s own holdings.

Danish museums can apply for support for the acquisition of artworks or for donations of artworks, and foreign museums can apply for support for the acquisition or donation of works by Danish artists.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For specific deadlines, see under ‘Deadlines and meetings’. In connection with the purchase of works at auction, an urgent application can be submitted.

Click below to read more about the individual support areas: