To strengthen the artistic growth and vitalise artistic innovation across generations, Hotel Pro Forma established in 2011 what turned into a very popular internship program.

Twice a year, we select 8-10 students from all over the world who move to Copenhagen, and for a three month period, they work with the Hotel Pro Forma team and the other interns.

Interns work on the development of Hotel Pro Forma’s productions, with artists-in-residence and at the Atelier’s monthly exhibitions, known as Lounges. Several former interns now work at Hotel Pro Forma’s national and international productions.



The students add brand new knowledge about technical possibilities in the art, and develop Hotel Pro Formas works and stage artistic productions.

Conversely, they get a unique insight into Hotel Pro Forma’s artistic method through hands-on work, exhibitions and teaching, supplemented by workshops with artists and experts from outside.

Through the international internship program, Hotel Pro Forma wishes to share and develop our knowledge with students who can be inspired by our working methods and are interested in participating in the development of new works at the conceptual and organizational level.

During the stay at Hotel Pro Forma, students get insight into Kirsten Dehlholm’s artistic processes through exhibitions, teaching and hands-on work with our current projects. At the same time, Hotel Pro Forma invites inspiring artists and experts in different fields of expertise to complement the program’s practical content.

The program is unique in its collaborative approach to artistic development.


The students typically have a background in visual art, sound and light design, video design, architecture, dramaturgy and performing arts or arts management.

Danish and international students can apply for one of the 8 to 10 internships in visual arts, audio and lighting design, video design, architecture, dramaturgy and arts management.


Six times a year, Hotel Pro Forma hosts a Lounge bar in our spacious studio at Strandlodsvej. The lounge is a showroom for the genre-breaking art our interns and artists in residence have created, on display in casual frames on the 3rd floor.

Bring a friend or colleague and experience:
Interactive art installations
Sound art
Art + Science projects
We also have a small bar!

Lounge is for you who are interested in experiences and artistic experiments.

Lounge is free and everyone is welcome.

Follow the calendar on this website or on facebook.


The internship is 30 hours per week and unpaid and takes place during the months February – May and September – December.

For further information about the internship program, please contact Lisbeth Jacobi at