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Danish Embassy Art Prize FAQs

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Danish Embassy Art Prize 2017 here.

What are the key dates for Danish Embassy Art Prize 2017?

Open to applications: 31st October 2016

Closing deadline for applications: 14th December 2016 (at midnight)

Recipient announced: 30th January 2017

Installation completed by artist and opening reception at The Royal Danish Embassy, London: in March 2017, date tbc

What is the Danish Embassy Art Prize?

Danish Embassy Art Prize has held its annual art event for UK-based artists from Denmark since 2009. It is an event open to BA and MA students from Denmark studying at or recently graduated from UK-based art programmes (up to 24 months following graduation). The recipient will receive £1000 towards the materials, installation and transport costs of their exhibition.

The Royal Danish Embassy is located on Sloane Street, Knightsbridge in London.

Who is eligible to enter the Danish Embassy Art Prize?

Danish Embassy Art Prize is open to BA and MA students from Denmark studying at or recently graduated from UK-based art programmes (up to 24 months following graduation).

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no entry fee for Danish Embassy Art Prize.

What prize does the recipient of the prize receive?

The recipient will be offered an exhibition at the Danish Embassy in London for the duration of one year. As part of this, an opening reception will be organised for the artist. Furthermore, the recipient will receive £1000 towards the materials, installation and transport costs of their exhibition.

Do I retain the rights to my work?

Yes. All entrants retain the ownership and copyright of all work submitted.

Can I submit work that has been previously exhibited elsewhere?

Yes. Entries can be sent that have been previously shown elsewhere.

How much promotion will take place?

The recipient of the prize will be announced and promoted on Facebook, Twitter and in the Embassy’s monthly cultural newsletter. Furthermore, the recipient will be listed on the Embassy webpage along with previous recipients.

Can I change my entry once it has been submitted?

No alterations can be made to submissions once they have been received.

Can I receive the dimensions of the exhibition space?

For more information about the size and dimensions of the exhibition space, contact Sarah Theil Pedersen, sarped@um.dk.

What type of artwork can be submitted?

Only wall mountable artwork will be taken into consideration, i.e. paintings, graphic arts, photography, or alternatively reliefs and wall sculptures.

How do I enter the Danish Embassy Art Prize?

Complete the Application Form along with images of selected artworks (max. 10 images) and/or supporting sketches and a copy of your CV. The Application Form and CV must all be combined into one PDF file, and the images and/or sketches can be sent by sharing a Dropbox link. The PDF along with the link to Dropbox must be sent in an email to Sarah Theil Pedersen, Royal Danish Embassy, London sarped@um.dk clearly marked “Danish Embassy Art Prize”.

How do I attach high resolution images in an email?

The easiest way to share high res images in an email is by sharing a Dropbox link.

  1. Sign up for Dropbox.com. You can use up to 2GB of space for free.
  2. Upload your files to your Dropbox.
  3. Use the sharing feature on Dropbox to share a file or folder. Right click on the file and select “Share Dropbox link”.
  4. Send link to Sarah Theil Pedersen sarped@um.dk.

How do I ask a question?

Any questions can be sent to Sarah Theil Pedersen, Royal Danish Embassy, London: sarped@um.dk.