29 November - 19 December 2021Charlottenborg Foundation for the 165th time invites you to apply for admission to the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2022.
This year's jury has been invited to create a versatile basis for the exhibition's censorship, ranging widely from members with a solid international experience, to artists with a close proximity to the artistic educations.


Guidance and conditions for applications

Open call takes place from 29November to 19 December 2021. Application takes place online via our application platform, which is available from 29. November 20201 Further information and guidance can be found on this page as well as on the application platform.


Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition incorporates works by artists regardless of background, education and nationality. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals as well as groups are welcome to apply.

Who can apply for admission to the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition?2020-12-17T14:52:06+00:00

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition incorporates works by artists regardless of background, education and nationality. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals as well as groups are welcome to apply.

How much does it cost?2020-11-05T12:03:08+00:00

The application fee is DKK 575 and is paid online as the first step in the application process. The application cannot be completed and approved unless the payment has been completed. The following cards can be paid for: Dankort, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron. You'll receive a receipt for your purchase by email. Once your payment is approved, you can upload your contributions and post-edit until the deadline of December 21, 2020 at 23:59.

How many works can I apply for?2020-11-05T12:03:38+00:00

You can search with up to 5 entries in the categories painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, graphics, mixed media, architecture, design, handicrafts, photo, video, film, performance, animation, sound art,, software art, visual poetry (mixforms of text and image), event and talks. For each contribution you can upload 4 photos. There is a time limit of 5 minutes on video, movies, animation and other time-based works. The time limit applies only to the application display and not to the final display of any accepted works. The Charlottenborg Foundation encourages applicants to add notes or additional descriptions of the uploaded works.
The works must not be more than 2 years old from the time of application and must not have been exhibited before at other censored exhibitions in Denmark. The Charlottenborg Foundation also has reservations about reducing the volume of large bulky performances and installations and can choose not to show the work in the extreme. However, this will always be done in close dialogue with the assumed artist/artist.

What should I submit when I apply?2020-11-05T12:04:21+00:00

The first two rounds of the censorship process take place digitally. This means that no physical works are received for the jury's verdict until the applicant receives a clear message via email that the work must be sent for physical censorship (3rd round).
For the first two rounds of censorship (1st round/2nd round), you must upload your contributions digitally. The images of your contributions must be of such good quality that the jury cannot be in any doubt about the appearance and nature of the work. We accept the following digital formats and data types: .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf, .swf, .mp4, .mp3, YouTube video or other online works (to be able to run on regular browser (e.g. Mozilla/Internet Explorer), URL inserted into the application. Please note: Do not leave your data sizes higher than necessary. We do not reprocess/compress your files so also think that it should be reasonable for the jury to download and experience data.

When should contributions selected for physical censorship be submitted?12/2021 03/29:57+00:00

Your contribution, if selected by the jury for the 3rd round of censorship, must be submitted physically to the Charlottenborg Foundation at Kunsthal Charlottenborg on 24 January at 10-15. On 7 January you will receive notification of whether you should submit for physical censorship.
Works that cannot be submitted in person can be sent to the art hall by agreement with the Charlottenborg Foundation. The Charlottenborg Foundation does not cover costs related to transport, transport insurance, etc.
For video and film works that are selected for physical censorship, they must be submitted/submitted in full and possibly in a higher resolution via transfer or on a USB connector to the Charlottenborg Foundation by appointment.

When and how will I be informed if I have been included or not? 12/2021 03/012:53:51+00:00

The jury's final decision will be sent out by email and all candidates will receive a response around January 26, 2021. Once a work has been accepted for the exhibition, the applicant cannot require that the work be exhibited. The applicant also cannot claim back a work until the exhibition is over.
Submitted works that are not accepted must be picked up on 31 January at 10-15. It is can be agreed to collect return transport with the Charlottenborg Foundation for those works that have not been submitted in person. The Charlottenborg Foundation does not cover costs related to transport, transport insurance, etc.

If I am admitted, do I have to be in charge of hanging, building and installing myself?2020-11-05T12:08:30+00:00

No, not in the case of smaller works that can be easily placed or hung up, but applicants who are admitted with larger installations are always responsible for their own structures. It is up to the Charlottenborg Foundation to assess whether the applicant will be in charge of the installation.

If I'm admitted, do I have to be in charge of technical equipment myself?2020-11-05T12:09:18+00:00

For assumed works requiring special equipment, e.g. film, video, sound, computer art, etc., it is the artist himself who is responsible for the necessary equipment (rent, covering costs, etc.) and setting it up. In some cases, the Charlottenborg Foundation can provide a limited number of screens and speakers. The artist (or a substitute) must also be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the work during the exhibition period. In cases where there is a simple operating manual, the Charlottenborg Foundation can take on the task. The Charlottenborg Foundation is subject to the right to take a work out of the exhibition that is not working properly.

If I am admitted, will I be responsible for insurance, packaging, transport of my works to and from Kunsthal Charlottenborg?2020-11-05T12:10:01+00:00

Yes, you will be responsible for packing and transporting your contribution to Kunsthal Charlottenborg as well as any transport insurance, as well as for packing and return transport after the exhibition is over. The Charlottenborg Foundation does not cover the costs involved. Your contributions will be insured (only in case of burglary and fire) during the period when they are located at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. In the application you must provide the insurance amount and the selling price of your work/works respectively. The amount of the insurance includes the costs associated with the production/re-creation of the works, while the selling price is the price for purchasing your work/works (including VAT, if any).

If someone buys the work/works I exhibit, how is the payment done?2020-11-05T12:10:29+00:00

For any sale of works at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, the Charlottenborg Foundation takes 30% commission and is responsible for the sale. The sales price that you give up in the application must therefore be inclusive of commission. You will only receive payment from the Charlottenborg Foundation after the buyer has paid the full amount. The sale price is requested to include everything the buyer sees (i.e. frames and the like), including information on whether the work is in more than one copy or not, which must also be disclosed in the application. The Charlottenborg Foundation is not responsible if a buyer opts out.

What happens to my application material after the jury verdict?2020-11-05T12:07:11+00:00

The uploaded files not accepted in the exhibition are deleted from the Charlottenborg Foundation's server after the jury's work is completed. The contributions assumed by the jury will remain on the Charlottenborg Foundation's server for use in the exhibition catalogue as well as for marketing and dissemination purposes in accordance with our privacy policy.

What permissions do I need to grant?2020-11-05T12:07:57+00:00

When you apply with pictures of your contribution(s), you give permission for the Charlottenborg Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg to publish your contribution in the exhibition catalogue, and that imagery of your contribution(s) may be used by the press for publishing in connection with the media coverage of the Spring Exhibition, as well as for dissemination and advertising at the Spring Exhibition/Charlottenborg Foundation/Kunsthal Charlottenborg website, social media (Facebook and Instagram) etc. The applicant cannot claim royalties or other remuneration from the various media, the Charlottenborg Foundation or Kunsthal Charlottenborg in this regard. At the end of the exhibition period, entified artists may revoke their permit for use of the material in accordance with our privacy policy.

If I want more information, who do I contact?12/2021 03/012:55:20+00:00

Isabella Hemmersbach
General manager
Charlottenborg Foundation
Tel. +45 4028 2941 (Monday-Friday 10am-2pm)

Spring Exhibition 2022
Deadline: 19 December