Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the New Carlsberg Foundation, believed that ‘living art belongs to living people’ and his vision was to place art ‘where people are’. Reflecting this, one of the foundation’s most important purposes is to make art and art experiences accessible in the spaces and surroundings we share on a daily basis – in buildings, urban spaces and landscape settings.

Hence, we welcome applications from municipalities, hospitals, schools, folk high schools, universities and other institutions and organisations for support for putting art in places where many can access and enjoy it.

We support both temporary and permanent art projects. Different criteria apply within the different fields, so we ask all prospective applicants to familiarise themselves with the criteria relevant to their individual support area, including application requirements and deadlines. This information can be found below: