The Danish Art Workshops (DAW)

+45 32 96 05 10

At the Danish Art Workshops it is possible for artists to do work in large formats, which their own studios or equipment cannot facilitate. Artists, designers, craftspeople, and restorers can work here on projects in art and design at the highest level. The workshops provide space to work simultaneously on several large canvases, installations or sculptures.
There is an application deadline four times a year.

Residency Programme since: 1986
Description of Organisation: The Danish Art Workshops is an institution under the Danish Ministry of Culture, whose purpose it is to provide working facilities for particularly demanding art works. Professional artists and designers can apply for a residency granted by the state. The maximum of a stay is 6 months.

The building contains 14 workshops, 7 large studios, and a guest house with 3 rooms. Approximately 20 projects can reside the workshops at a time.

Organisation founded in: 1986
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 16 and 20
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Textile Art
  • Architecture
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Documentation in text and photo/video
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Open Studios
    If other, please specify: Talks
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Copenhagen Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Christianshavns Torv
    How to reach by train: Metro
    Street & Number: Strandgade 27B
    Postal Code: 1401
    City: Copenhagen K
    Country long: Denmark