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More Sound Residency

Inter Arts Center (IAC) and the Danish Composers’ Society offer a residency program at IAC for Danish composers and sound-based artists who work with experimental music and/or sound-based art. This Swedish-Danish collaboration is aimed at practitioners focused on artistic or scientific development through sonic and musical experimentation and exploration.

The residency allows an individual artist or a group of artists to create their own project with sound as the focal point in the interdisciplinary environment at IAC. In connection to the residency, the invited person or group can share their discoveries and results in a public session, taking the form of a seminar or presentation.

Composers and sound based artists residing in Denmark or with a significant connection to the Danish music scene can apply for the Make Sound Residency.

Applicants may apply for a residency from 2 to 4 weeks in a yearly application round. Artists in residency become an integrated part of an exceptional artistic environment, and can access the wide variety of technical facilities, studios, and project space at IAC, as well as technical assistance. The residency includes a fixed travel and accommodation stipend (or contribution) of 5.000 DKK and a weekly working stipend of 5.000 DKK, for other residency/productions costs or as an artist fee.

As an applicant you need to: 

  • describe the preliminary project title, the project idea, the motivation for doing the project, what investigative strategies might be used (how you plan to approach any specific questions, problems or ideas raised in the project), and what technological equipment and assistance might be needed in max 2 pages (A4). Please specify the planned length of the residency, from 2 to 4 weeks, and see available venues and equipment on the IAC website.
  • submit a CV/biography in max 2 pages (A4).
  • submit a presentation of the applicant’s practice in max 2 pages (A4).
  • submit links or files with 2–3 examples of existing works.

Application deadlines in 2024 

1st May

All applications will be read and assessed by the jury:

  • Line Tjørnhøj, vice chair, Danish Composers’ Society
  • Trine Sørensen, Aabne Scene Aarhus
  • Yann Coppier, Inter Arts Center or another expert from the faculty

The assessment will focus on the extent to which the project idea and the research design can help to develop new formats and approaches to experimental music as well as sound-based art or inform other fields of knowledge related to sonic production. We value all qualifying attempts to exceed and challenge the boundaries of what we normally associate with contemporary music and sound-based art, as well as other practice-oriented inquiries within the area of music and sound.

IAC works to support artists’ technical competencies and development of new knowledge and has as one of its missions to collaborate with partners who can benefit research and development within the artistic field. The Danish Composer Society (DSC) provides strategic activities to initiate more opportunities to conduct free artistic development and research and work for more funding for this area. DSC wants to position creative artistic work as an important field of knowledge in society.

The residency includes a fixed travel and accommodation stipend (or contribution) of 5.000 DKK and a weekly working stipend of 5.000 DKK, for other residency/productions costs or as an artist fee.

You can expect an answer within a month after the deadline

You cannot receive support for the same project from several pools under Koda Culture. This applies according to 6.D in our regulation. Find the regulation here.

This means that if you for example apply for publication, you can only receive support once for your publishing project. You cannot receive support for publication from both The Publishing pool, The Up-and-Coming Grant and The Recording/Release Grant at the same time. On the other hand, you will be able to receive support for other processes of the same project from other pools. For example, if you have received support for the recording/release part of your project, you can apply for support for the next phase of your project, e.g. for promoting your release or from the PR pools.  

We have pools that support the different processes that your project can go through. The processes can – from an overall point of view – be divided into:

  • Create (idea, clarification, writing)
  • Improve/develop (coaching, camps, education)
  • Release (record, mix, master)
  • 'Disseminate' (PR/marketing, concert production, fairs and exhibitions)

If you have questions regarding a More Sound Residency, you can contact Hedvig Jalhed, director at Inter Arts Center

or Sine Tofte Hannibal, general manager of the Danish Composers’ Society

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