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Work grants

The purpose of the Work Grants is to provide support for the creative phase of working with music: composition, songwriting and writing lyrics. The grants cover all genres of music.

All composers and songwriters who are members of Koda can apply for Work Grants. The grants are intended to support composers and songwriters who wish to immerse themselves in the creative, compositional aspects of their work. The applicant must be the project author. You cannot apply on behalf of others.

Work grants are granted for the creative phase, i.e. composition, songwriting and lyric work in all (broadly speaking) rhythmic genres.

If you are looking for support for classical score music or sound art, apply for the work grants awarded by the Danish Composers' Society for Koda Culture here

If you meet the requirements for applying for a work grant in the Up- and Coming grant in Koda Kultur, you are encouraged to apply here, especially if you are a student on a music education.

The three types of work grant cannot be applied for at the same time.

  • Text for application – max. 2,000 characters (including spaces) and 300-character intro. Copied into application field.

  • CV/mini biography (attach as a PDF file.)
  • Three music files, mp3 format and/or m4a-format. Including information on the composer, lyricist, title, year etc. 
  • A description of the music attached: Which pieces did you choose and why? 
  • Lyrics, if applicable to your work. Attach your lyrics as a PDF file. If you want to submit several lyrics, combine them all in a single file.
  • You may attach additional material if you wish. All files should be PDF files.

There are two annual application deadlines:

1 March 15 AM
1 October 15 AM


All applications are evaluated by the Autor grants committee. The committee is appointed by the board of Autor annually. In 2024, the Autor grants committee comprises of: 

Jesper Hansen
Rezwan Farmi
Mai Young Øvlisen

The amount area of the work grants: The awarded work grants are a minimum of DKK 12.500,00 per person. Down to 5.000,00 DKK, in cases where several band members are composers/songwriters and apply individually for the same project.

The maximum possible amount is DKK 40.000,00 (for projects of a comprehensive nature).

A maximum of one work grant can be awarded from Autor's Scholarship Pool per calendar year. If you have already received a grant from this pool in the current year, you cannot receive a scholarship again until next year.

Applicants will receive an answer approximately two months after the application deadline. If your application should be unsuccessful, please note that the committee does not provide individual reasons for their acceptance or rejection of applications.

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 any questions regarding the Work Grants, you are welcome to contact Camilla Grausen,

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