Art Residency Programs

Artist in residence at FABRIKKEN in Copenhagen, Denmark

The foundation FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design provides studios for approximately 80 Copenhagen-based visual artists and designers. In addition to studios, FABRIKKEN contains a central production space as well as basic facilities for working with wood, metal, and ceramics.

As a creative space with a staff of art professionals and a variety of professional artists working under one roof, we strive to help internationalize the Danish art scene by offering good conditions for both research and networking across and borders.

FABRIKKENs International Residency programmes are aimed at furthering artistic practices and careers. Residencies with FABRIKKEN are between one and three months and are all fully funded through generous partnerships with other foundations and institutions.

Close to 200 international artists have visited FABRIKKEN since 2007. You can find a complete list of all previous artists in residence here.

FABRIKKEN’s current residency programs

FAIR – FABRIKKEN’s artist in residence

A research programme that welcomes visual artists based in the Nordic and Baltic countries in three-months residencies. The programme comprises active mentoring and curatorial support.

Listen to former artist in residence at the FAIR program, Chiara Bugatti, talk about her stay at FABRIKKEN


An art market-oriented accelerator programme in collaboration with The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark for early-career visual artists either from or based in Finland. This residency is for two months and coincides with the art fairs in Copenhagen. The residency comprises curatorial support.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation Programme

A collaboration for artists based in Finland, this programme offers two three-month residencies a year with active mentoring and curatorial support.

The Goethe Institute and the City of Munich Programme

A one-month curatorial residency for curators based in Munich. This programme coincides with Copenhagen Art Week.  

Displaced Artists Network

A residency collaboration for artists, curators, and art critics who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. Read more and apply via the Dispaced Artists Network website.

Decreasing the distance between the Danish and the international art scenes

As an artist in residence at FABRIKKEN, you’re provided with a private studio and shared accommodation throughout the stay. The programmes also provide travel grants as well as a stipend. In most of the programmes, the resident is matched with a mentor or a peer from the Danish art scene and receives curatorial support. The residency typically concludes with a public event. 

FABRIKKEN encourages all residents to travel as green as possible and is happy to assist with travel inspiration that includes transport other than airfare.

How to apply

Stay updated on our current open calls on the page Apply for Residency. Each open call contains specific information on the application process and requirements for each of the programmes. Open calls have an application window of approximately five weeks. Applications are assessed by a jury consisting of visual artists and curators. FABRIKKEN does not accept applications outside of the open calls.

For residency through The Finnish Cultural Foundation, artists apply directly with NB: applications are only accepted through open call. 

For residency through The Goethe Institute and the City of Munich, artists apply directly with NB: applications are only accepted through open call.

For residency through Displaced Artists Network, artists apply directly with


Head of development and international residencies Maria Gry Bregnbak.

FABRIKKEN’s International Residencies are generously supported by:

Statens Kunstfond
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture
The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark
The Finnish Cultural Foundation
The Goethe Institute
The City of Munich
Ny Carlsbergfondet


FABRIKKEN is a not-for-profit art institution that provides studios and workspace for more than 60 professional Copenhagen-based artists and designers. FABRIKKEN is guided by the spirit of professionalism and exchange. In addition to the studios, FABRIKKEN contains a 1.000 m2 space, which is mainly used for artistic production and events.