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17 Apr 2017

Aarhus AaBKC residency for visual artists


Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) invites international visual artists to apply to AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2017 program. AaBKC Residency is a new residency program designed to give international artists and curators an opportunity to develop meaningful professional contacts in Aarhus, Denmark.

Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) will invite one artist to live and work in Aarhus for six weeks in the autumn 2017. Residents will be invited to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events.

By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency creates a platform for cross-cultural dialogue, offering local and international artists and curators a chance to learn from and challenge one another through the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and expertise. The program is designed to foster short- and long-term professional development, allowing curators to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and work relationships, create future work opportunities, refine networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.


  • Emerging and established artists and curators (excluding Danish citizens and residents of Denmark) are welcome to apply

  • Successful applicants will have a strong desire to expand their network of artists, curators, gallerists, and other arts professionals

  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English


  • 6.000 DKK stipend

  • 2.500 DKK travel support

  • Free living accommodations, work space, and exhibition space (exhibition space for artists only)

  • Residents must cover living and working costs (including art materials)

AaBKC Residency also aims to give artists time and space to work. It is a process-oriented program that encourages residents to experiment in response to and in tandem with their exploration of the local arts scene.

AaBKC Residency is part of AaBKC International, a platform for international dialogue, networking and exchange launched in 2017.


  • Fall 2017 (Artists): August 14 - September 22, 2017

(Please note: the call for curators for the 2017 spring residency is now closed)