31 Aug 2023
INTRO Open Call: Deadline 6 October

Tora Schultz: Bitch on Wheels, 2022. Installation view, O—Overgaden. Photo: Laura Stamer

For the fifth year in a row, O—Overgaden now invites young artists to apply for our custom-fit post-graduate program INTRO, a well-resourced 1-year program focusing on supporting newly graduated visual artists who are tightly connected to the Danish art scene toward sustainable artistic development and international exchange.

Supported by Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen’s Foundation, INTROis an extended program—a one-year collaboration with O—Overgaden tailored to the individual artist/duo/group. It includes financial support for production and travel as well as artistic, curatorial, administrative, and technical advice from leading Danish and international voices in the arts.

The one-year collaboration culminates in a large solo exhibition at O—Overgaden. The program aims to push at the discussion of “best practice”, exploring how art institutions can best support younger artistic voices.

Previous participants in the O—Overgaden INTROprogram include Tora Schultz and Isabella Solar Villaseca (both 2022), Dina El Kaisy Friemuth and Sóley Ragnarsdóttir (2021), Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl and Iselin Forslund Toubro (2020), as well as this year’s artists Cassie Augusta Jørgensen and Anna Sofie Mathiasen, whose major solo exhibitions open at O—Overgaden on 24 November 2023.

O—Overgaden is now initiating the Open Call for 2024, looking to start collaborations with two new young artists. The collaboration with the two chosen artists will run from January 2024 to January 2025, with solo exhibitions planned to open in November 2024.

Please note that applications are only open to artists with a strong connection to the Danish art scene and who have graduated (MA or equivalent) from a Danish or international art academy within the last five years.

The deadline is 6 October 2023, 2pm (Copenhagen time).

*** Read more and apply via the online portal for applications here ***

The program includes:

  • A one-year modular program of meetings with Danish and international curators, artists, consultants, etc. specifically selected for the individual artist in close collaboration with O—Overgaden’s team

  • Support for exhibition production: 80,000 DKK

  • Exhibition fee: 40,000 DKK

  • Travel stipend: 30,000 DKK

  • Fundraising assistance

  • Exhibition at O—Overgaden in the period November 2024 – January 2025 (expected)

  • A publication

Applicants must have:

  • An MA or equivalent from a Danish or international art academy, and have graduated within the last five years (in 2018 or later)

  • A primary connection to the Danish art scene

  • Interest in receiving a tailor-made program of critical discussions in relation to all aspects of their artistic work with a focus on collaboration, development, and dialogue

Send us:

  • A short letter outlining your motivation for participating in the program (max. 1000 characters)

  • A description of your practice (max. 3000 characters)

  • CV and documentation of previous work (please compile and uploaded this as one PDF, max. 5 MB)

The application should be submitted via the online portal, please follow the link below. 
Please note that applications sent by email will not be considered.

Applicants can expect to receive a response no later than ten weeks after the application deadline. Individual feedback on unsuccessful applications will not be given.

Applications that do not fall within the criteria will not be considered.

This is the fifth iteration of the INTRO program. There will be a new application round towards the end of 2024 for the sixth iteration of the program.

Please direct any questions about O—Overgaden INTRO to: Maria Kamilla Larsen, Curator, or Line Brædder, Press & Communications Coordinator at: opencall@overgaden.org