Would you like to exhibit at Overgaden?

Visual artists and curators can apply to Overgaden to be granted an exhibition period of 6-8 weeks.


Submit either a portfolio by post or a single PDF-file, max. size 5 MB by email.

• Completed application cover sheet – to be downloaded on this page.

• Project description
The project description should provide the reasons why the artist or curator is applying for an exhibition period at Overgaden, and describe the artistic project that the applicant wishes to realise. In the application, the applicant is requested to actively consider Overgaden as a physical space and describe how the project will be planned in relation hereto. Overgaden is also happy to consider exhibition ideas involving sites other than Overgaden’s physical spaces.

Please note that Overgaden only realises exhibitions and projects that have not realized elsewhere and prioritizes solo exhibitions.

• CV

• Documentation of previous work
Applicants must submit relevant photographic documentation of previous work and projects (for group exhibitions, documentation must include all exhibitors). If the applicant has a website that adequately describes the applicant’s practice, reference may be made to this in the application instead of sending in photographic documentation. Material received by us any later than March 1 or September 1 will not be considered.

Regarding video and audio works, we prefer a link inserted in the application form under the heading Content of this application under Others. We do not receive WeTransfer.

• Budget for the exhibition project
The applicant is requested to describe the costs of the artistic project and any funding possibilities.

Overgaden has two annual application deadlines: March 1 and September 1. At each deadline, an exhibition period can be applied for one year ahead. This means that if an exhibition period is granted, it will be placed approximately one year after the application has been assessed. A response time of about three weeks after each deadline is to be expected. Applications can be submitted on a running basis, but will only be assessed after March 1 and September 1 each year.

Physically submitted material will be returned only if the applicant clearly requests this in the application and encloses a stamped, addressed envelope.


All applications are assessed by Overgaden’s director. In the evaluation of each application we are looking for exhibition ideas that are ambitious and where it is estimated that their realization at Overgaden will significantly further knowledge and reception of the artist’s work or new sides of this. In its exhibition programme as a whole, Overgaden prioritizes a diversity of expressions as well as gender equality.

Applications may be submitted by post to:

Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art
Overgaden neden Vandet 17
DK-1414 Copenhagen K
Marked “Application”

or by e-mail to: mj@overgaden.org

If the application is submitted by e-mail, please send the application in a single PDF file, max. size 5 MB.

Overgaden reserves the right to reject applications that do not follow the instructions in this application guide and does not acknowledge applications sent after deadlines have passed.


For artists and curators who have been selected to exhibit, Overgaden will make available a range of facilities and possibilities, all designed to help the exhibitor to realise the exhibitor’s project in the manner desired, and to ensure publicity and visibility for the exhibitor and the exhibitor’s practice in Denmark and abroad.


Overgaden’s exhibition spaces will be made available free of charge for a period of 6-8 weeks. Overgaden will undertake responsibility for looking after the exhibition during the exhibition period, and for insuring the works on display throughout the exhibition period.


Overgaden can offer the exhibitor the following:

• An exhibition fee of DKK 10,000
• A grant of DKK 8,000 for the construction of the exhibition
• Technical assistance for one working week (five days), by arrangement, to help you set up and dismantle the exhibition
• Professional photographic documentation of the exhibition
• A grant of DKK 4,000 for exhibition-related events (artist talks, lectures, etc.) held during the exhibition

Overgaden can not be expected to fund the exhibition besides the above subsidies.


Overgaden wishes to co-operate with exhibitors to highlight the exhibition and the exhibitor’s practice in Denmark and abroad, so that an exhibition at Overgaden can be seen as contributing to publicising and facilitating the exhibitor’s practice. All exhibitors are therefore offered curatorial and network sparring with Overgaden’s professional curatorial staff in relation to the realisation of the exhibition at Overgaden and any further exhibition plans. Overgaden will also be happy to assist the exhibitor in organising a funding plan for the exhibition.


Overgaden performs serious work with differentiated means of communication, and prioritises engaging and attracting the interest of various groups. In this connection, Overgaden develops various communication initiatives for different audiences, in co-operation with the exhibitor. Overgaden undertakes responsibility for press publicity and advertising work for all exhibitions and initiatives in Denmark and abroad.


Overgaden PROJECT

Overgaden is a site for artistic experimentation – including experiments of a more temporary and informal nature than the major exhibitions and projects we host. If you have an idea for an experiment you’d like to create at or in collaboration with Overgaden, we’d like to hear from you.
You might want to run an art or book workshop, arrange a concert, present your artistic research – or do something completely different.

• Overgaden PROJECT initiatives are usually held on the first floor of Overgaden, but can also take place elsewhere at and around Overgaden.
• Overgaden PROJECT initiatives can last anything from a single evening to a whole week.

The professional staff at Overgaden are happy to engage in sparring and dialogue in developing projects, all of which are advertised on our website. The loan of in-house technical equipment and tools – whilst limited – can be arranged. The project organizer is responsible for the instalment and dismantling of the project.

Send your Overgaden PROJECT ideas to: ac@overgaden.org

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