The New Carlsberg Foundation supports Danish artists’ opportunities to exhibit outside of Denmark by funding ambitious and original exhibitions of Danish art at museums, art centres and exhibition venues abroad. The funding should heighten the artist’s visibility abroad as well as strengthen their artistic development and network.

Danish art can make a qualified and significant contribution in a global context. By supporting Danish artists’ exhibitions and collaborations in other countries and cultures, the New Carlsberg Foundation also wishes to strengthen the development of Danish art in a context that promotes diversity.

The New Carlsberg Foundation will endeavour to fund projects that reflect breadth and diversity in terms of artistic oeuvres and practices, media, curatorial perspectives, periods, geography, gender, art forms, etc., and to support exhibitions at established institutions and among up-and-coming art scene protagonists alike.

Who can apply?

Museums, art centres and non-commercial exhibition venues with a physical location outside of Denmark.

Application deadline

Two annual application deadlines will be announced, one in spring and one in late summer. Applications are accepted from 27 May 2024 with deadline 21 June 2024 at 12, noon.

Application process

  1. The museum/art centre/exhibition venue applies to the foundation for funding for the exhibition in question.
  2. The board of the New Carlsberg Foundation assesses the applications received. Submissions are approved (partly or in full) or declined, and the applicants are notified of the result.


  • The New Carlsberg Foundation puts emphasis on the following aspects:
  • the exhibition should be original and of high quality.
  • the exhibition should render Danish art relevant outside of Denmark in innovative ways.
  • the exhibition should address significant currents and issues in society in relevant ways.
  • the exhibition involves professional and passionate educational initiatives that makes art accessible, present and relevant to audiences.
  • any living artists involved are remunerated for their contributions.

Costs eligible for funding

  • Expenses associated with significant solo and group shows featuring Danish artists.
  • Expenses associated with Danish artists’ participation in significant group shows, such as international biennials.
  • Costs for the production of works of art by Danish artists (provided that the artists are clearly given reasonable working conditions and that an agreement has been reached in advance regarding ownership, possible sale, etc.).
  • The New Carlsberg Foundation does not fund salaries for permanent employees.
  • Funding for exhibition catalogues should be applied for separately from the foundation’s publication grant.
  • The New Carlsberg Foundation does not support entire exhibition programmes
  • The same applicant/institution may only send one application pr. deadline.

The application must contain:

  • A project proposal of no more than two standard pages of 2,400 characters with spaces each. The proposal should:
    • address and relate to the above-mentioned criteria.
    • describe the exhibition’s concept, the artists and works selected and the intended educational approach.
    • account for the exhibition’s anchoring in the institution’s overall programme and profile, as well as its relationship to the institution’s collection, if applicable.
    • Expected duration and opening hours during the exhibition period.
  • A detailed budget for the entire exhibition, indicating expenses for items such as artist fees, research and travel, shipping, insurance, exhibition scenography, educational initiatives, communication, etc.
  • A detailed budget of the specific expenses associated with the Danish artists’ inclusion in the exhibition.
  • A financing plan indicating any co-financing or other funding already applied for/granted (if applicable).
  • A CV of no more than one page for Danish artist(s) featured in the exhibition.
  • A maximum of five pages with illustrations, closely related to the exhibition.

Additional material will not be considered in the assesment of the application. Applications that do not meet the application criteria above will be administratively declined.


When a project is completed, the applicant/institution must submit financial accounts and a short report providing information about the realised exhibition, its educational initiatives, and audience figures.

Further inquiries

For additional information, please contact:, (+45) 33 11 37 65