Hotel Pro Forma houses international artists

For a number of years, Hotel Pro Forma has been offering international artists a unique opportunity to live and work in our studio in Copenhagen in periods of 6-8 weeks.

Artists work with Hotel Pro Forma’s team
In earlier years, the artists most often were handpicked to develop, create and display their own interdisciplinary works with us. Today, Hotel Pro Forma’s Artists in Residence Programme provides a common ground for resident artists and Hotel Pro Forma’s team to work together on various projects.

Together we create artistic innovation
By mutually inspiring and challenging each other, important knowledge about artistic tools and approaches is being shared. We believe, that this is an important means to continuously opening up new opportunities and creating artistic innovation for both parties – and for putting it on to the entire artistic field as well.

Focus on exploring new technologies
Hotel Pro Forma’s Residency Programme focuses on technology, sound and performing arts. In fact, it is a requirement that during each residency new works are always created under inspiration from the latest technological developments.

Works are always put on display

The ambition is to create innovative, genre-breaking works of art that are exceptionally challenging and touching, both for the artists ourselves and for our audiences. Depending on their characteristics, they usually are displayed either at a specific event at Hotel Pro Forma’s location or elsewhere in Copenhagen.

The programme aims at professional artists who works interdisciplinarily

Artists wishing to join Hotel Pro Forma’s residency program must be professional and have proven experience in the development of interdisciplinary projects. We give priority to applicants who work in the Science + Art (SCI + ART) field, since it is the basis of a lot of Hotel Pro Forma’s own activities.

Hotel Pro Forma also expects the resident artists to be open to cooperating and sharing knowledge with Hotel Pro Forma’s artistic team, including the team of creative interns that work with us every spring and fall.

The artist-in-residence program is primarily aimed at artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Danish artists can only apply if they live in another Nordic or Baltic country.

We provide financial support

Hotel Pro Forma applies for financial support on behalf of resident artists to cover expenses associated with their stay, including rent, travel expenses, production costs and a small artist’s fee.

We also offer:
– access to Hotel Pro Forma’s organization and network of artists and producers
– Help finding a place to live in Copenhagen and finding possible funding options
– evaluate the project at a conceptual, artistic and organizational level
– an interesting, inspiring and open environment to develop artistic projects in

The programme is broadly acknowledged
The programme is broadly acknowledged and supported by the Nordic Culture Point, which is an active cultural organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers.


OPEN CALL, Spring 2018 – deadline March 5

The stays have a duration of 6-8 weeks and are in the months of March-June and September-December.

Applicants must submit a description of the project they wish to develop during their stay. Based on their project, the selected artists are expected to produce one or more works for the Atelier’s monthly event, the Hotel Pro Forma Lounge. The works can be both finished works and works-in-progress.

All artists are selected by artistic director Kirsten Dehlholm.

For more information, please contact Hotel Pro Forma at

Former residencies