Since 1964 the Danish Arts Foundation has contributed to the installation of more than 1200 works of art at particular places all around Denmark.
On this site, you can contemplate the collection of art funded by the Danish Arts Foundation, and you might also want to take a look at the pieces bought by the Foundation and lent out to institutions with public access. This includes a collection of jewelleries that are occasionally lent out to people representing Denmark abroad.
About the Danish Arts Foundation
Our Art contains images and descriptions of about 13.000 artworks and the site is continuously expanding.
- awarding grants to creative artists
- ordering new artworks for specific locations
- purchasing works from visual artists, craftsmen and designers
The Danish Arts Foundation promotes Danish art by:
The quality of the artistic talent and production constitutes the premise of the Danish Arts Foundation's collection of supported artworks.
From application to the creation of an artwork
The Danish Arts Foundation handles many applications every year from places/institutions that would like to integrate artworks in their daily surroundings.
- Whether the place has public access?
- Would an artwork really make a difference on this particular location?
- What kind of an artwork would match this particular location?
When choosing which locations should be granted the loan of an artwork, the Foundation considers:
Lending out jewellery
As well as purchasing artworks from visual artists, the Danish Arts Foundation buys jewelleries from some of the best jewellery designers in Denmark. Since 2007, it has been possible to lend these jewelleries, typically in connection with representing Denmark at official events abroad, but creative artists as well as filmmakers can apply for lending the various jewelleries as well.