The foundation supports pictorial arts, industrial art, architecture and landscape gardening ‒ and pictorial arts in the broadest sense, that is, also where expressions from the pictorial arts connect with related art forms and contexts.

The foundation grants applications for art museums to purchase works of art in Denmark and abroad.

The foundation regularly purchases works by artists from Denmark and abroad and donates/lends these works of art to public institutions, schools, hospitals, public spaces etc.

The foundation supports art research through publication grants and grants for research trips. All publication grants are given under the condition that the book is published within two years from the approval date for the grant.

The New Carlsberg Foundation contributes to the operation of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek but does not cover operational costs for any other museums or institutions.

The foundation does not normally fund artists’ production of works, study trips or exhibitions.

The foundation only supports Ph.D./post-doc projects that have been advertised by the foundation; therefore, the foundation does not accept such applications on an ongoing basis.

The foundation only provides grants for exhibitions in special cases, for example by supporting the publication of a catalogue in connection with a joint exhibition project involving several museums.

The foundation does not provide grants for decorative projects where an artist has already been selected.

No explanation is provided when applications are rejected.