Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art is owned by artists and functions as a private art institution which receives an annual operating grant from the Ministry of Culture. Den Frie is very grateful to our sponsors, funds and partners, who all actively contribute and help to ensure that we can offer attractive deals to exhibiting artists in terms of equipment, printed materials, food, accommodation, etc.
Together with our sponsors, funds and partners, we continuously strive to keep exhibitions and events at the highest quality, making sure that Den Frie can offer a high level of communication and representation. We therefore thank our close partners, generous sponsors and funds for their support in our work with being Denmark’s leading contemporary art institution.
Den Frie has a range of sponsors, without whom it would not be possible to accomplish our goals and numerous exhibitions and projects. Our sponsors have all generously supported Den Frie with products and designs that complete and support the expressions of the exhibitions and Den Frie as a whole.
Den Frie’s sponsors to whom we would like to express our thanks:
[zetup] art service, Center for Kultur og Udvikling, CPH:DOX, CPH:PIX, Fritz Hansen, Kildevæld Skole, KulturERhverv, Kultur Østerbro, Le Klint, Montana, Kvadrat, Stouenborg, Nyboder Skole, Poesiens Hus, Roskilde Festival, Skoletjenesten, Smartbox, Stof & Stil, Tryg Forsikring, Vester Kopi, RD Data, Visit Copenhagen and Åben Skole.
Besides the annual operating grant from the Ministry of Culture, Den Frie is also supported by private funds. Without their interest and involvement, our comprehensive annual program could not be achieved, and we are very grateful for their major support.
These funds include:
15. Juni Fonden, A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Augustinus Fonden, Bikubenfonden, Dansk Tennis Fond, Ernst B. Sund Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg, Ny Carlsbergfondet – Post doc., Oticon Fonden, Statens Kunstfond and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.
Inhouse Cooperation Partners
In connection with the opening of the lower floor in November 2014, we have also initiated brand new and exciting collaborations.
Café Oslo Plads is run by Sandra Valente, who is a trained chef from the Hotel and Restaurant School and has worked in several highly regarded restaurants in Copenhagen. The café offers an original and varied menu with gourmet-inspired dishes. Additionally, Café Oslo Plads arranges several events, such as banquets, music nights and Dinner Thursdays, serving a three-coursed meal and wine.
The bookstore -1, run by Stine Friis Møller and Linus Carlsen, focuses on books about art and books as art and sells art books, art magazines, photography books, zines, selected literary works, etc. In -1 you can also find Den Frie’s own book archive along with an extensive selection of Danish and international artist publications. Moreover, the House of Poetry arranges monthly poetry events in -1.