The purpose of the programme is to promote networking between the residents and the Danish contemporary arts scene. The residents will therefore participate in formal activities, in the form of seminars, artist talks, exhibition visits, meetings with artists, curators and galleries etc. Subsequently, MALT AIR wants to support the artistic process and research phase, by giving the artists time, space and opportunities for reflection and focus.

Each residency programme is individually tailored to the artist’s needs and practice.

As a special initiative, the residents will participate in a peer programme with professional dialogues. Each resident will be paired with a personal mentor, whose competences and experience match the resident and their needs. The aim is to give the artist feedback and guidance, with the view to developing and challenging their artistic development. At least two feedback rounds will be held.



  • The residency is for four months. There is space for four residents at a time, two of whom are under the MALT AIR program.
  • The programme grants a monthly stipend of $US1300 to each resident and covers a travel grant for a return flight to Denmark.
  • Accommodation and working facilities are included in the program



 An individually tailored program to support artistic research and practice as well as help to connect to a relevant network within the contemporary visual art scene in Denmark.

• A peer programme. The resident will be matched with a member of our peer group and will receive individual professional feedback twice during the stay. Our peers are Toke Lykkeberg (Curator at Tranen), Birgitte Kirkhoff Eriksen (Director at Museum of Contemporary Art), Charlotte Sprogøe (Independent Curator), Anna Krogh (Curator at Brandts), David Hilmer (Artist and Researcher), Christian Andersen (Gallerist), Bianca D'Alessandro (Gallerist and Independent Curator), Søren Taaning (Artist), Stine Hebert (Decan at Kunsthøgskolen in Oslo), Kasper Bonnén (Artist) and Julia Rodrigues (Independent Curator).

• Introduction to Maltfabrikken, The Danish Art Workshops and Kunsthal Aarhus, with visits to these institutions

• Introduction to the art community in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

• Artist talk at Kunsthal Aarhus.

• Open studio event at Maltfabrikken.

• Curatorial feedback with key persons from Kunsthal Aarhus

• Production discussion with representative from DAW.

• Individually tailored activities, for example, weekly study tours, lectures, exhibition visits, meetings with members of the local art community, teaching, seminars, art dinners etc.



MALT AIR is for professional, non-Danish artists who can document exhibition experience within significant professional contexts as well as former collaborations with curators on a professional level.