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Deadline: 5 June 2017

Applications for the residency period 1 October 2017 – 1 July 2018 will be accepted until 5 June 2017 (closing time for applications: 4 pm CEST).

About FAIR

FAIR is a residency program at FABRIKKEN for Kunst & Design (The Factory of Art & Design/FABRIKKEN) for artists and curators 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 and art professionals.

The FAIR residency program welcomes 3-5 artists or curators a year for a duration of 2-3 months each. The FAIR guest receives a monthly grant of minimum 5.000 DKK (approx. 670 EUR), travel expenses to and from the home country (economy only), shared accommodation in Copenhagen, and a large private studio at FABRIKKEN.

Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for a project, which can be research or production based. The program responds to the individual artist or curator in residence, and preparatory skype meetings between the coordinator and the artist/curator will be conducted before arrival to maximise the value of the residency.

FAIR connects the guest with Copenhagen-based artists and other art professionals through meetings, openings, our intranet, FABRIKKEN’s weekly communal lunch and other professional and social events.

During the residency, an event (talk, screening or similar) is organized in collaboration with the coordinator of the program.

Applicants are asked to motivate their decision to apply by explicating why they would like a residency at FABRIKKEN in Copenhagen. It is not a requirement that residents engage in projects related to Copenhagen; we’d simply like to know why you’d like to be here.


FABRIKKEN is a not-for-profit art institution that provides studios and work spaces for around 70 professional artists and designers. FABRIKKEN is guided by the spirit of community and resource-sharing, which is nurtured through an event program and the all-important communal Wednesday lunches.

In addition to the studios, FABRIKKEN contains a 1.000 m2 production space, which is used for artistic production, exhibitions, 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.

Our selection criteria are artistic quality and proficiency and that the residency seems particularly relevant to the artistic or curatorial practice and project. 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 June 2017.

The application is sent by e-mail to the FAIR residency coordinator at info@ffkd.dk

Application content

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

A) Presentation of the curator or artist’s practice and project proposal (max. 1,5 p.)

B) Motivation for applying for a residency at FABRIKKEN in Copenhagen

C) A current CV with link to the applicant’s website (max 1 p.)

D) Image documentation of previous projects (max 5) in order of priority with the relevant links (one per project)

E) Preference for time (2-3 consecutive months within 1 October 2017- 1 July 2018), including one alternative

F) The applicant’s contact details including address, phone number and/or skype identity

NB! 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. The FAIR program does not offer accommodation to anyone beyond the successful applicants (i.e. family etc.).

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.

The FAIR program is kindly supported by the Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme and BKFO

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