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DEADLINE: 8 April 2019

Applications for the residency period 1 October 2019 – 1 October 2020 will be accepted until 8 April (closing time for applications: 4 pm CEST).

FAIR is a residency program at Fonden FABRIKKEN for Kunst & Design (FABRIKKEN) for artists and curators residing in the Nordic and Baltic countries. FAIR welcomes early career artists and curators, who wish to further and challenge their practice in a generous environment of early to mid-career artists.

The FAIR residency program welcomes 3 artists or curators a year for a duration of 3 months each. The FAIR resident receives a total grant of DKK 30.000 (approx. 4.050 EUR) to cover living expenses etc., paid return travel (economy only), shared accommodation in Copenhagen, and a large private studio at FABRIKKEN.

The program responds to the individual artistic or curatorial practice of the resident, and preparatory skype meetings between the program manager and the artist/curator will be conducted in preparation for the residency.

Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for an artistic or curatorial research project. The project should contribute to developing new knowledge and insight into the field in question. The project should be new or recently initiated and of a high standard with regards to content, coherence, and expression. The resident will receive active mentoring and support during the residency.

FAIR connects the resident with Danish artists and other art professionals through meetings, openings, and other professional and social events. During the residency, a public event is organized in collaboration with the program manager.

Applicants are encouraged to motivate their decision to apply for a residency in a Danish art context.


FABRIKKEN is a not-for-profit art institution that provides studios and work spaces for around 70 professional Copenhagen-based artists and designers. For more info on FABRIKKEN’s artists and designers, please visit http://www.ffkd.dk/kunstnere and http://www.ffkd.dk/designere

FABRIKKEN is guided by the spirit of professionalism and exchange, which is nurtured through an event program and a weekly communal lunch. In addition to the studios, FABRIKKEN contains a 1.000 m2 space, which is mainly used for artistic production and events.

Application procedure and criteria

To be eligible for a residency, the applicant must be a professional artist or curator and reside in one of the Nordic or Baltic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Åland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia). The program does not accept applications from Danish nationals or residents of Denmark.

A jury consisting of artists and curators assesses the applications.


There is no application form; however, only applications that meet the required criteria above and respect the guidelines below will be taken into consideration.

Applicants can expect a reply by late April 2019. The application is sent by e-mail to application@ffkd.dk

Please mark your application “APPLICATION FAIR.” For queries please contact mb@ffkd.dk

Application content

Apply by sending one multi page .pdf (max 6 MB) that includes:

  1. A) A summary of the application on the first page (max. 100 words)
  2. B) Presentation of the curator or artist’s practice, project proposal and a research plan (max. 1,5 p.)
  3. C) Motivation for applying for a residency in Denmark at FABRIKKEN
  4. D) A current CV with link to the applicant’s website (max 1 p.)
  5. E) Image documentation of previous projects (max 5) in order of priority with the relevant links (one per project)
  6. F) Preference for time (3 consecutive months within 1 October 2019 – 1 October 2020), preferably including one alternative
  7. G) The applicant’s contact details including address, phone number and/or skype identity

NB! As a resident, a local artist or curator will host you in their home, and you will have access to a private bedroom but share kitchen etc. The FAIR program does not offer accommodation to anyone beyond the successful applicants (i.e. family etc.). The FAIR residency program is subject to funding. Artists/curators accepted into the program will be informed of potential changes to the program as early as possible.

Please note the following guidelines regarding your application

It is advised that all the supporting material is stored online and can be accessed via links as mentioned above. Please ensure that the links do not expire before you have received the decision of the jury. It is advised to use tools such as YouTube, Vimeo etc., so that downloading isn’t required to access the material.

Please notice that by applying, you also accept that Fonden FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design stores your application with your personal data until all applicants have received a reply after which the information will be erased. The received data is processed by the employees of Fonden FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design and the jury members of the program. As a rule, Fonden FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design does not solicit personal data beyond contact information, and we ask that sensitive personal data is not made available to the foundation, when not explicitly requested.

FAIR is kindly supported by Det Obelske Familiefond.