Kirsten Kjaers Museum

General information

Brief description of organisation

We are a non-profit association located in Denmark aiming to generate artistic projects in relation to the nature surrounding us.
We carry out residencies, workshops, art classes, 2 annual music festivals and music master classes.
Our property is spacious and surrounded by rustic parkland. In a domain of 40 hectares with forests, meadows and heather KKM is hidden away in the countryside for optimal inspiration.
We have created different residency frameworks for you to choose from – depending on what you wish to achieve while spending time in this strong natural surrounding.

Organisation founded in

1981

Brief description of residency program

The residency program is located in a private art museum, with a large collection of drawings and paintings by Kirsten Kjær (1893-1985).
Side galleries host changing exhibitions of contemporary, national and international artists, also for those using the museum´s workshops. The museum also arranges about 30 classical concerts per year, together with other musical events.
KKM offers flexible studio facilities, creative dialogue, a refreshing amount of open space for artists to work together or individually in a supportive atmosphere.
KKM wants to emphasize discovery and process, as opposed to rules and regulations. We stay as flexible as possible in order to allow enough freedom for expansion. There is a seasonal flow of activity, with the winter being very quiet and the summer vibrant with activity, but you can always expect the unexpected.
Facilities include a graphic print workshop, a bronze foundry, ceramic kilns, welding equipment, open studios, exhibition rooms. Our concert hall is suitable both for concerts (can host 160 persons) and recordings. We have 4 grand pianos spread over the facilities.

Duration of residencies max 3 months. Number of artists resident is up to 10 at a time or we are able to host groups of larger numbers.

Residency program since

1981

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other

Assistants, friends visit

Grants available

Unfortunately not, but we encourage artist to apply for grants. http://on-the- move.org/files/November%202014%20Funding%20Guides%20Europe/Denmark_MFG_Nov2014.pdf http://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/ http://www.kkmuseum.dk/application-as-resident-artist/ In some cases helping practically at the place can replace all or part of the resident’s expenses.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

Cleaning deposit

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

RuralNot Luxurious

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Plaster Room
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

5

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Concert Hall

How to reach

By train

Closest train station Thisted 25 km, and then there are regular bus services to Frøstrup.

By plane

Aalborg airport 70km, and then there are regular bus services to Frøstrup, bus nr. 70.

Billund airport two hours drive.

By car

About 450km from Copenhagen

Nearest airport

Aalborg

Contact information

Kirsten Kjaers Museum
Langvadvej 64
7741 Frøstrup
Denmark

info@kkmuseum.dk
www.kkmuseum.dk

Phone: +45 31654557

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