A very special thanks to Jared Chambers for providing the beautiful photography featured.

 

DACE is a non-profit organization committed to fostering artistic and cultural understanding between the people of Denmark and the United States by offering scholarships and financial assistance to cultural exchange projects between the two countries


 DACE funds scholarships to young individual Danish and American artists as well as innovative Danish cultural and artistic programs in the United States within the fields of music, dance, theater, literature, visual arts, architecture, design, fashion and culinary arts.

Scholarships and grants are awarded once a year at an event in New York City. In certain cases, when grant recipients are dependent on earlier disbursements to realize their project, the distribution can happen independent of the annual award event and then be formally announced at the event.

 

Individual scholarships:

Scholarships are given to young emerging artists in order to further their careers and the understanding of Danish and American cultures.

Recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Denmark and be in legal visa or work permit status for the grant period.

 

Danish recipients must be studying in the United States or be engaged in a cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark that enhances their artistic development, future career potential, and knowledge of the United States’ artistic community.

US recipients must be studying in Denmark or engaged in a cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark that enhances their artistic development, future career potential, and knowledge of the Danish artistic community.

DACE will prioritize candidates engaged in relationships with other artists, producers

and presenters from the country visited that have the potential for long-term growth.

 

Projects:

Should take the form of performances, exhibitions, lectures, or research projects.

Must be the work of a citizen or permanent resident of Denmark, and take place in the United States.

Must show artistic or cultural excellence and be relevant to the understanding of contemporary Danish arts and culture in the United States.

Must be before or in the formative stages of the project and must not be completed at the time of DACE funding.

 

Must be open to the public and aimed at reaching a wide public audience.

 

Danish-American collaborative projects will always be prioritized.


Potential to significantly benefit the nominee’s artistic or cultural practice.

Potential contribution to, and impact on, arts and cultural exchange between Denmark and the United States.