Call for applications
Funen Art Academy
Above: Image courtesy of Funen Art Academy.
Above: Image courtesy of Funen Art Academy.

Funen Art Academy is calling for applications to its five-year independent study programme in contemporary visual arts.

Funen Art Academy is an internationally oriented independent art academy, offering a five-year education in contemporary art practices. The school puts great emphasis on an experimental approach to teaching and maintaining a close-knit and non-hierarchical community of students and teachers. The school strives to provide students with the best foundation possible for the development of a critical art practice in a globalised world.

Tuition at Funen consists of a mixture of collective teaching and individual guidance. The school nurtures a culture of discussion and critique, aiming to support the development of the students’ work. A comprehensive programme of visiting artists and lecturers provides the basis for lively discussion and for a plurality of viewpoints.

Funen is outside of the Bologna Process and operates without specialised departments, nor does it teach traditional artistic techniques. Students are free to work within all types of media and have access to guidance and technical assistance in collaboration with different workshops and institutions in Odense.

Funen is intimate in size, with 60–70 students. It is located in the city of Odense, approximately one hour’s train journey from Copenhagen, and is situated in the same building complex as the Brandts Museum.

Funen admits students on two levels: Basic Module (first–third year) and Advanced Module (fourth–fifth year). For more information about the academy and how to apply, download the study plan and admission guidelines from Funen Art Academy’s website:

The school is open to international students and does not charge a tuition fee. Danish citizens are entitled to receive SU (a study grant from the Danish State Education Grant and Loan Scheme). There are no demands for previous education but English language skills are necessary as teaching is in English.

The online application form is accessible via Funen Art Academy’s website from 17 February to 1 April 2014, noon.
Funen Art Academy
Brandts Torv 1, 4th floor
5000 Odense C
T +45 66 11 12 88
[email protected]

Stine Hebert

Core teaching staff:
Mary Coble: visual artist, professor
Jeuno JE Kim: visual artist, professor
Kristoffer Ørum: visual artist, professor
Sidsel Meineche Hansen: visual artist, art theory

Application deadline:
1 April 2014, noon

FAA Study Plan 2014:

Admission Guidelines 2014:


February 10, 2014