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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.

Note: We will open for the receipt of applications for the next round on 1 November 2021.

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

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.

  • 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)
  • An audio file (Mp3/Mp4/video) - Alternatively, you can provide a link to your music. Make sure no login is required.
  • A signed contract between the commissioning party and the composer (submit as a PDF file)
  • A statement regarding data processing/GDPR (use this form)

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

March 1st  

June 1st  

September 15th

December 1st 

Support for a commission fee must be applied for no later than 4 months before the first performance.

A committee will evaluate applications, in 2021, the committee comprises of:

Lars Lundehave (committe chair)

Jexper Holmen

Ly Tran (external member)

Thomas Sandberg (Board representative)


  • Funding for commission fees is granted only when a signed contract between the commissioning and the composer is presented.
  •     It is required that applicants have applied for co-financing from other sources since funds are limited.
  • 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 All documentation is to be uploaded under the ‘attachment’ menu relevant to your specific application.

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

If you have any questions regarding the Commission Fee grant, you are welcome to contact Tina Schelle,

If you have any questions regarding the technicalities of your application, please contact Koda,