Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Programme for Art in Public Space

Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Programme for Art in Public Space
1-year advanced degree / further education programme

This programme is intended for artists who are interested in sculpture, installation, architecturally integrated art, and art in public space, and who wish to learn to build knowledge and experience in the development and execution of artistic commissions in this field.

Course lecturers in 2022/23 and 2023/24: Francesca Astesani and Marie Lund.

Admission deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2024 (midnight, Danish time)
Interviews take place Tuesday 14 May 2024.

With support from the Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation, Funen Art Academy has established a new programme for Art in Public Space. The programme is a one-year programme for advanced-module students, exchange and guest students as well as professional artists who wish to focus on or pursue continuing education in the field.
The programme gives students the opportunity to work with the positioning of art in public spaces, to explore the potential that exists in allowing art to enter into close relationships with specific contexts, and to engage with the particular formal, practical, social and ethical conditions that apply.
The programme is both theoretical and practice-based, and is intended to build knowledge about and competences for developing and executing site-specific art projects and art in public space.
The theoretical part will, by means of readings, research, conversation, and in relation to relevant contemporary artistic, cultural and political discourse, examine and expand students’ understanding of the field of site-specific art and art in public space.

In the practice-based part, students will develop and realise their own artworks in public space, in a course of study that reviews and articulates the various stages of the artistic project, from idea, site-specific analyses and project proposal, to execution, installation and communication of the completed work.

The programme combines theoretical and practical teaching with individual advising, group critique, lectures, workshops, and excursions with the programme’s permanent teachers and other artists, architects, curators, producers and other professionals.

The programme is a one-year full-time programme amounting to 60 credits. Credits follow ECTS standards. Teaching takes places at Funen Art Academy in Odense.

To be admitted to the programme, applicants, students or guest students must have completed a three-year bachelor’s degree in the visual arts or equivalent from another visual arts institution comprising subjects, modules or courses of which at least 80 credits or ECTS relate and are relevant to the programme. Exemption from this requirement may be granted in special cases.

The programme is part of Funen Art Academy’s two-year advanced module, and the programme is SU-approved. Guest students or exchange students whose study programme is approved for SU may keep their SU during the programme. Applicants who wish to undertake the programme as continuing education do not qualify for SU and are responsible for securing grants or other funding themselves.

The programme is designed to accommodate students speaking Danish, Nordic languages and English. Tuition is free, but students are expected to cover some expenses for materials themselves as well as transport expenses.

Funen Art Academy will accept applications starting Monday 5 February 2024 for the Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Programme for Art in Public Space, which will begin on 1 September 2024.

Admission deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2024 (midnight, Danish time)

Applicants must have a three-year artistic education equivalent to a BA degree from an art academy or equivalent institution. Examples of works must also be submitted as part of the application.

Further guidelines for admissions and the link for the online application form can be found here

You are also welcome to contact our administration, which is open Monday – Thursday from 10:00 – 15:00. Email:
Also see: Study programme for Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Programme for Art in Public Space (only in Danish, English version will follow…)