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01 Mar 2015

Denmark | Kunsthal Aarhus international open call for exhibition proposals 2015


Kunsthal Aarhus in Denmark invites proposals for an exhibition that responds to the theme of its new two year artistic programme 2015 - 2016: COLLECTIVE MAKING.  International open call for proposals from curators, artists, artists groups etc.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2015

Exhibition Period: June – September 2015

Notification of selected proposal(s): 20 March 2015

About Kunsthal Aarhus 

Established in 1917, Kunsthal Aarhus is a contemporary art institution located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. It presents a programme of changing exhibitions as well as public programme including talks, seminars, writings, performances, concerts and screenings. Kunsthal Aarhus provides a dynamic platform for collaborative and transdisciplinary research, artistic experimentation and critical engagement. It operates as an incubator for ideas through initiating, commissioning, producing and presenting new works for a local and international public.

About the programme 

Kunsthal Aarhus launches a new two year artistic programme that explores the idea of COLLECTIVE MAKING. With this, we propose to examine collective processes of production, in recognition that creativity need not be bound to individualism and conventional ideas of authorship. In other parts of the world, especially historically, ownership related to creative work is far more multiple and distributed, connected to quite different social and political principles. Kunsthal Aarhus turns its attention to historical artist groups as well as contemporary art collectives, to explore their significance for creative practice, including their wider application to other disciplines and practices (including design, architecture, craft, and technology).


Proposals for exhibitions and associated public programme should address the overall theme of COLLECTIVE MAKING.

Kunsthal Aarhus offers approximately 1,000 square meters of exhibition spaces arranged across 4 galleries dedicated to exhibitions (Gallery 2-5) as well as one gallery dedicated to our public programme (Gallery 1).

Kunsthal Aarhus provides a budget of 200,000 DKK towards full exhibition costs (including in-house costs such as curatorial support, project management, technical support, installation, technical assistance, publicity and marketing, artist and curatorial fees, etc.).


The proposal must include the following:

1) Completed application form

2) Project description (max. 2 pages)

3) CV for all participants

4) Documentation of work

5) Estimated budget, and a fundraising plan for costs exceeding available budget.

see website for further details and to download floor plans