Performing arts: International activities

Grant of max. DKK 75.000 for international performing arts activities.
Note:

Please note that this application form is from the deadline in october 2022.

You can submit your application until 14:00 on the closing date, but we recommend that you submit earlier. The application form is available at least one month before the deadline.

 

Deadline

    03.04.2023, 2:00 PM

New Grant portal

You may apply to this fund through our Grant portal using a portal login.

Who may apply?

 

Professionals organising or working with performing arts activities.

Find out more about how to apply, if your project is cross disciplinary or in other ways combines different art forms.

 

Who may not apply?

  • The Royal Danish Theatre, the Danish regional theatres, the Jutland Opera, and the theatres in the Copenhagen theatre association may not apply cf. chapter 8, section 18(1) of the Danish Act on Performing Arts
  • Students at the Danish National School of Performing Arts or a similar foreign educational institution, if they have not graduated before the application deadline

You cannot receive funding for the following purposes

  • activities initiated ahead of the deadline
  • expenses related to new productions. Instead, please consider the funding program Performing Arts for Children, Young People, and Adults
  • educational purposes for individuals

Purpose of the program

The purpose of the program is to promote performing arts of high artistic quality in Denmark and Danish performing arts abroad. 

We achieve this by supporting internationalization such as:

  • International guest performances touring and site specific performances, where an existing concept is adapted to the given context
  • Networking and research aimed at long-term international collaborations and co-productions, including participation in workshops abroad as a speaker and the invitation of guests for performances in Denmark

  • International residencies

The committee encourages you to incorporate your international activities in your long-term strategic planning, so that your international activities, if possible, are included in larger applications for the funding programme ‘Performing Arts for Children, Young People and Adults’, which has two annual deadlines in January and June. Here you can incorporate your international activities in applications for project grants or as part of your overall seasonal activities.

How your application will be evaluated?

The Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding evaluates the incoming applications.

The Danish Arts Foundation has specified its visions and missions with the work of the foundation. (In Danish)

The most important criterion in the assessment of applications by the Danish Arts Foundation is the quality of the artistic production and the artistic talent seen in relation to the application.

In the assessment of artictic quality, The Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding places emphasis on supporting performing arts with:

  • courage and willingsness to follow new paths in terms of form, content or formats
  • a clear artistic idea as well as the ability to realize it
  • a motivation of the significance or societal relevance of the project
  • reflections on the audience's experience of and relationship with the work

Furthermore, the committee emphasizes:

  • collaborations between different organizations/institutions - preferably as co--productions with the independent performing arts scene - aimed at:
    • exploring the boundaries of the performings arts
    • meeting new audience groups
    • making the best possible use of artistic and financial resources
  • that the project lives longer, for example through national and international touring activity as well as reruns, devolopment and the formation of networks
  • choices in relation to dessemination and the promotion of the project to a wide audience

Specifically concerning international activities, the committee emphasizes:

  • international guest performances and touring activities that involve several performances and other related activities (e.g. networking, workshops/master classes, research etc.)
  • activities with a verified mutual interest regarding resources and interests and future collaborations
  • activities where an exchange of experience with the Danish performing arts scene is taken into account

The committee encourages you to consider aspects of social and climate related sustainability in you project description.

For inspiration look at kunst.dk (in Danish)

The committee may decide to grant the application partially and/or award a smaller amount than applied for, based on an overall assessment of the application. The committee evaluates your application in consideration of all the other applications and the total amount available for funding while also aiming to spread the support for the arts.

If you receive a smaller amount than applied for, you will be notified in your grant notification letter if you need to submit further information, before we can pay out your grant.

If you have applied for grants from the Danish Arts Foundation within the past three years, this information will be considered in the evaluation of your application.

What must the application contain

You must submit your application using our Grant Portal. We do not accept paper forms.

The Grant portal requires that you log in using NemID (Denmark's common secure login on the Internet). As a foreign applicant, you must order a login unless you have the right to have a Danish NemID. Read more about the Grant Portal and order a login here.

We recommend you to use the browsers Chrome or Firefox when you fill in the application form.

In your application, the committee expects you to describe:             

  • the primary idea and artistic vision
  • realisation – work method/process
  • the group’s structure – participants in the project
  • presentation and relevance to the audience
  • information about target audience: children and young people (age groups), partly children and young people or adults

The following information must be entered in the application form:

a short project description, including the primary idea and artistic vision (max 2400 characters). Please specify:  

  • whether you are applying for funding for the same project from another Danish Arts Foundation committee

if your target group is children and young people

your choice of genre: Street theatre/site specific, choreographic/physical theatre, contemporary circus, object/animation, performance, text-based, cross-disciplinary, or development

links to relevant information about, for example, a festival, a residency, or partners. It is the applicant’s responsibility that the links are working

the date/period of the project’s period of expenses must be clearly stated

You must attach the following:

When filling in the project description, you must state the specific goals planned for your project. If we ask you to report on your project, we will evaluate whether you have fulfilled the goals stated in your application. These could be, for example:

  • Touring and/or guest performances: number of performances/shows, audience figures, number of related activities (workshops or other activities)
  • Networking and research: number of new relevant contacts, number of meetings with artists, institutions, organisations, or others
  • Residencies: number of new relevant contacts (key persons, institutions), number of shows (not mandatory), number of related activities (workshops, masterclasses, etc.).

Please be aware of the following:

  • that the attached annexes does not exceed 25 MB in total
  • that attachments can only be received in the formats: PDF, Word and Excel. We do not accept ZIP files
  • that before the deadline expires, you can edit an already submitted application and submit a new version
  • that after the deadline you can not send attachments or edit an application
  • that it is always the most recently submitted application that is processed by the committee
  • that it is always the most recent application you have sent to us that will be assesed by the committee
  • that your application must contain all mandatory appendices in order to be assesed by the committee. Additional material, in addition to that described in the application guide, will not be included in the assessment of your application
  • that you are responsible for ensuring that the application form is completed correctly and that all the required appendices are attached. Therefore, check your submitted application in the portal to ensure that all documents are included

How much you may apply for?

You may apply for a maximum of DKK 75.000 from this program.

The Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding evaluates the individual project’s demand for funding, and prioritises the following expenditures for different project types:

  • International guest performances in Denmark: accommodation and domestic transport costs
  • International touring activities: travel and transport costs
  • Networking activities: travel and accommodation costs up to DKK 15.000
  • International guests at Danish performances: up to DKK 2.000 per guest
  • Artist residencies lasting more than three weeks, in addition to travel and accommodation costs: per diem allowances and/or honorariums up to DKK 10.000 per month, given that the applicant does not receive operating funding

Payment

If you are a Danish citizen, organisation, or business and receive a grant, you must have a NemKonto available for the payment transfer. We transfer all grants to the NemKonto linked to the Danish CPR/CVR number you state in the application. If you, for example, apply with a new CVR number, you have to make sure that you have linked it to a NemKonto. You have to do this before a potential grant is awarded.

If you have moved out of Denmark according to the Danish Customs and Tax Administration’s definition, or if you are a foreign applicant, you are able to have a potential grant transferred to a foreign bank account. For applicants with foreign bank accounts, a completed bank information form must be attached, either the form for wire transfers to countries using IBAN or the form for wire transfers to countries NOT using IBAN.

If you receive a grant of DKK 100,000 or less, we pay the grant as closely as possible to the start date you have stated in your application. You should therefore make sure that the start date you enter matches the date of the first expenses for your project.

Tax has not been deducted from the payment, and we report the grant to the Danish Tax Agency.

When

You will receive the committee’s decision via the Grant Portal within 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Throughout those weeks, the committee will read and process all submitted applications. We will publish all awarded grants on our website (in Danish), once all applicants have received the committee’s decision.

The names of all applicants are made public on our website in the committees’ minutes (in Danish).

When you have submitted your application

When you have submitted your application, please download and keep your receipt. Remember to state your application number if you contact us.

It is your responsibility to check that all required documents are submitted, so please check your application thoroughly before the application deadline. 

Commitment

When the Danish Arts Foundation awards grants, it is important, and not least legally required, that the money is used for the purpose you have described in your application. Therefore, you must report on your project to the Agency for Culture and Palaces. How you must report depends on the grant amount you have received. Read more about how to report on your project.

Who will evaluate your application?

The Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Performing Arts Grant Funding processes the applications and makes the final decision concerning the distribution of the committee’s funds.

Application form as PDF?

On this site made all submitted electronically, but many people benefit from print a PDF to orient themselves in the requirements before they reach the completion of the actual application. But remember that you can not complete the form by hand and return it physical or analogy.

Click here to preview the online application form (NB the form cannot be filled in)