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 and Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding. 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, Roskilde Festival, Kvadrat, Fritz Hansen, Montana, Le Klint, Stouenborg, KulturERhverv, Kultur Østerbro, Visit Copenhagen, Kildevæld Skole, Nyboder Skole, Poesiens Hus, Skoletjenesten, Åben Skole, Smartbox, Stof & Stil, Tryg Forsikring, Vester Kopi, Vesterbros Ungdomsgaard, RD Data, MAC Cosmetics, Tapetforum, Circle Company, Else Schneider, Tinekhome, JM Rens, Tremolo, Fitzpatrick, Poppykalas and Red Cross.
Besides the annual operating grant from the Ministry of Culture and Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding, 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, Realdania, Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Spar Nord Fonden, Lemvigh-Müller Fonden and Villumfonden.
Inhouse Cooperation Partners
In connection with the opening of the lower floor in November 2014, we have also initiated brand new and exciting collaborations.
Having opened in January 2018, Café Polykrom serves food inspired by the simplicity of the Japanese and Italian kitchen and presents a good assortment of craft soft drinks. Café Polykrom is run the same team who is behind the popular ramen restaurant, Ferment. On Thurdays, Café Polykrom serves a nice and affordable three course menu. The café also hosts a variety of different art focused events.
The lower floor also houses The House of Poetry, home to the Danish poetry scene. Rikke Oberlin Flarup is the manager of The House of Poetry, and besides being a physical library of Danish poetry, The House of Poetry produce literary events and workshops.