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Sounds of the Future Residency at Sound Art Lab

The residency programme is realized in collaboration with Sound Art Lab, Struer Tracks, SPOR Festival and the Danish Composers’ Society to support professional artists and projects focusing on development and exploration within sound art.

Artists strongly associated with the Danish sound art scene. Both individuals and groups can apply, however the grant amount remains the same per award. Applicants who are in education or undergoing training are not considered. The application should meet the Danish Composer Association's criteria for support, but you do not need to be a member of DKF. Read more

You can apply for support for a residency at Sound Art Lab, which offers the following: 


Residing artists will have their own atelier and access to professional sound studios for recording and editing stereo, surround and multi-channel works, electronic and wood workshops, as well as to our general depot of audio gear (microphones, recorders, speakers etc.). We also offer access to an old anechoic chamber here at SAL, as well as access to additional workshops and 3d printers through our partners at Sound Hub Denmark.

Artists in residency become an integrated part of the artistic environment and everyday life at Sound Art Lab. We offer sparring on your project with the SAL team and other relevant partners, technical assistance as well as communication of you and your project through SAL’s own channels. Depending on the nature of the project, SAL can also help set up a network for our guests locally amongst companies and sound experts.


We offer free accommodation at Sound Art Lab’s cozy 210 M2 flat in central Struer, at a walking distance from SAL. Here you will have your own room and share kitchen, living space and bathroom with other artists and guests (up to 5 simultaneous guests). There is a bicycle available.
At SAL we are flexible to support artists with kids, and we offer the possibility to bring family to the extent that there are rooms available.

Outreach activities

To support networking and knowledge sharing, residing artists are required to give presentations of their artistic practice and development in an artist talk at Sound Art Lab or subsequently in their own environment with help and assistance of the team at SAL.


The duration of the residency 3 consecutive weeks during the immediately following six months after the application deadline. That is, if an application is made in May, the stay is normally held in the period July-December; if applied for in November, the stay is normally held in the period January-June.

The precise dates for the residency will be agreed upon with the staff at Sound Art Lab. It is also possible to divide the residency into two shorter stays to be able to develop on the project in between the stays at SAL.
Please specify your preferred dates and duration in the application.

The application should include:

  • Short description of your project, motivation and how you work with development and exploration with your own practice. (max. 1 page)
  • CV (pdf of max. 2 pages)
  • Portfolio (pdf of max. 10 pages) incl. samples of sound work where applicable (as links)
  • Please specify preferred dates and duration for a residency.
  • Important: Specify preferred dates and duration for a residency in your motivation, you are welcome to suggest several different wishes. 

To apply, log on to Koda's onlinegrant system with your Nem ID. If you are from the Faroe Islands or have foreign citizenship, you must contact Koda Kultur at +4533306320 well in advance of the application deadline to get an alternative login

Maximum file size: 20 MB

Application deadline: May 1st and November 1st. Two residencies will be awarded at each deadline.

The residency provides an honorarium of 10.000 dkk per week of residency (up to 3 weeks) that can be used for travel and living expenses, purchase of special technical equipment, software, consultancy services etc. at the artist's disposal.

Emphasis is placed on the applicant's portfolio, motivation and project idea, and that the applicant will be able to benefit from a residency at Sound Art Lab with space and time for development and exploration within their own artistic practice.

You can expect a response within one month of the application deadline.

Applications will be reviewed by:
Jacob Eriksen, manager of Sound Art Lab, representing Sound Art Lab/Struer Tracks
Anne Marqvardsen and Anna Berit Asp Christensen, Director & Artistic Directors of SPOR festival

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 the residency, you can contact Sine Tofte Hannibal (DKF) at or Jacob Eriksen (SAL) at

If you have technical questions, you can contact Koda,

This residency programme is supported by Koda Kultur and is offered as part of the project ‘The future of sound art in the central region of Jutland, Denmark’ supported by Region Midtjyllands Kulturpulje.

About Sound Art Lab

Sound Art Lab (SAL) is Denmark's new center for artistic development in sound. We house artist residencies for national and international artists, workshops, theme days, listening evenings, teaching and more. SAL is located in Struer, Denmark, in Bang & Olufsen's former administration building -2 floors with 4 sound studios, 4 atelier spaces, seminar room, teaching room, electronics and wood workshop as well as an open kitchen that forms the social meeting point for the various people rummaging around the house.


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