16 jan 2020

This is what we support

Danish Composers’ Society supports composers and projects within new art music and sound art, including acoustic chamber music, orchestral music, electro-acoustic music, electronic music, music drama, sound art, improvised music, experimental jazz, church music, vocal music and new experimental music for and with children and youth.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?

The money comes from Koda's Cultural Funds. It is money from the artists' own copyrights that fund Koda's Cultural Funds. Every time music users pay a Danish crown to Koda for the right to use music, approx. 10 øre go back to the Danish music scene, which in this way helps to secure future earnings and musical diversity. The Danish Composers’ Society allocates the Cultural Funds in the field of art music.

YOU CAN APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

 

Working grant

You can apply for a working grant for a compositional work process if you wish to immerse yourself in a specific project or complete a major work which is not a commission from another party. A working grant can be applied for by members of Koda who work within the genre of new art music and sound art.
Read more at the Koda Kultur application portal

Travel support

Travel grants can be applied for by composers who are members of Koda and who work in the field of new art music and sound art. Grants for own travel expenses can be applied for in connection with performances and workshops and studies and work stays in Denmark or abroad. Read more at the Koda Kultur application portal

Mentorship

Mentorship can be applied for by composers who are members of Koda and who want professional and artistic further development with other composers, artists or people with relevant high-level competencies (mentor). Read more at the Koda Kultur application portal

Commission fee

Concert organizers (ensembles, concert venues, etc.) can apply for support for a commission fee when commissioning new Danish music within the genre of new art music and sound art. Read Before you apply for a Commission or go directly to the Koda Kultur application portal and read the criterias

Concert production, promotion, and strategic audience development

Grants for concert production, promotion, and strategic audience  development can be applied for by actors in the music community who work within the genre of new art music and sound art.

Major and smaller projects that promote new art music and sound art in the Danish and international music environment and cultural life through outward initiatives such as concerts, festivals, book releases, dissemination projects, etc. can apply for a grant.

If you are applying as a festival or a concert association, it is mandatory that your application for production support contains a description of your strategic audience development and that the costs for this are clearly stated in the budget.

Additional grants for working with strategic audience development should be applied for as part of the overall production application. You can e.g. apply for an audience survey, audience consultant fees, public relations officer, for drawing up an audience strategy, SoMe or PR strategy as well as outreach to new audience groups. Read more at the Koda Kultur application portal