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Commission Fees

The purpose of the Commission Fee scheme is to enable the commissions of new music to the Danish music scene. The scheme funds commissions within the genre of art music – which may include sound art, experimental electronic music, acoustic chamber music, orchestral music, electro-acoustic music, electronica, music drama, church music and vocal music.

Who can apply?

The Commission Fees welcomes applications from music organizers such ensembles, concert venues, municipalities, festivals etc.

What can I apply for?

The Commission Fees supports the commissioning of new Danish music within the genre of art music – which for the purposes of this grant includes sound art, experimental electronic music and related genres.

What must I include in my application?

  • An application (submit as a PDF file)
  • Budget (use the application system’s template)
  • The composer’s CV (submit as a PDF file)
  • The applicant’s CV (submit as a PDF file)
  • A audio file (MP3/MP4)
  • A signed contract between the commissioning party and the composer (submit as a PDF file)
  • A statement regarding data processing/GDPR (use this form)

When is the deadline?

Applications are accepted four times annually. The application deadlines are: 

March 2nd  

June 3rd  

September 1st  

December 1st 

Who will evaluate my application?

A committee will evaluate applications. In 2020, the committee comprises: 

Jexper Holmen (member of the Danish Composers´ Society) 

Anette Vandsø (external member) 

Lars Lundehave (member of the Danish Composers´ Society) 

Simon Løffler (member of the Danish Composers´ Society) 

Details about the funding

  • Funding for commission fees is granted only when a signed contract between the commissioning and the composer is presented.
  • It is possible to apply for the full composers fee in the commission fee scheme, but it is recommended that applicants have applied for co-financing from other sources since funds are limited, and DKF will rarely be able to cover the full fee.

  • Moreover, the applicant can apply to cover the composer’s fee regarding a collaboration in a broader sense. However, the collaboration must include the creation of a work and a commissioning fee for the piece itself.
  • It is possible for a composer to receive more than one Commission Fee in a given calendar year.

The Commission Fees will only be paid out when the applicant has submitted documentation in the form of the actual work produced, a request for payment and information on the date of the first performance of the work. This must be done via koda.onlinelegat.dk. All documentation is to be uploaded under the ‘attachment’ menu relevant to your specific application.

When can I expect a reply?

You will receive a reply to your application approximately two months after the application deadline.

Managed by Dansk Komponistforening

If you have any questions regarding the Commission Fee grant, you are welcome to contact Katrine Gregersen Dal, kd@komponistforeningen.dk

If you have any questions regarding the technicalities of your application, please contact Koda, kodakultur@koda.dk