AiR Programme

Artist in Residence Programme

Deadline for our 2019 Artist in Residence Programme has now passed.

The deadline for our 2020 AiR programme will be announced ultimo November here and on



51Cth is a newly formed artist run association dedicated to keeping the sculptural and contemporary art field thriving and evolving. 51Cth is located in an large old industrial complex with common workspaces, and 14 individual artists studios. 51Cth is established in collaboration with the profesional bronze caster foundry (Broncestøberiet v. Peter Jensen A/S) with the aim of becoming one of the leading powerhouses in Denmark for working in a sculptural setting, where one has access to the required facilities as well as the professional expertise needed for using them. This takes place in a forum that supports and encourages professional artists to exchange their experience and knowledge with each other in a focused working environment as well as through group critiques, artist talks and similar activities.


51Cth is supported by The Obel Family Foundation and The Islands of Denmarks’ Arts Foundation.


About 51Cth and its residency programme

It is 51Cth’s objective to strengthen and further artistic cooperation both within the local arena and internationally. The aim with this residency programme is to facilitate an exchange between 51Cth and the visiting artist to continue in developing a continuous critical, constructive and practice based dialogue within contemporary art.


The residency is first and foremost created to serve as an intensive periode for experimenting and realising work while in parallel with this carry on a critical reflection about this in an active studio community.


What to expect

While working on your project it is expected that you give a type of informal presentation of your project and/or praxis. Establishing a sense of art creation as something that takes place as an exchange between many different practices is a central part of 51Cth and its members will assist you with everything from getting settled as well as introduction to the workshops, arranging group critiques and other events.


The facilities of 51Cth is mainly situated in an open workshop environment. The personal studio is situated next to the workshops and is constructed with moveable partitions in order to accommodate different practices and spatial needs for each visitor


Duration of residency

Each period is 6 weeks.


Who can apply?

The residency is open to artists from any country. The selection process is based on the merits and quality of artistic practice. 


Who can’t apply?

People under the age of 25. People who are, or will be enrolled in an educational program during the residency period.



The area surrounding the residency consists of industrial complexes, and hardware stores, 5 minutes walk away is the train station, with regular trains to Copenhagen, (it is 25 minutes train ride from Copenhagen). Roskilde University is also located here, as well as supermarkets, cafes and dining places.



19 m2 individual studio space.


300 m2 common workspace area, (mainly for - but not restricted to sculptural works) with bronze casting, metal workshop, wood workshop, small ceramic oven and dust free area for delicate pictorial and sculptural works.


200 m2 outdoor common workspace area, as well as 20m2 tent for works with stone, toxic/dusty materials etc.



27 m2 bedroom situated above the studio spaces and workshops. The resident will have access to bath, a fully functioning kitchen as well as washing machine.


Please note that visitors are allowed for shorter periods of time, and that it is only the recipient of the residency who is allowed to stay the full period.



51Cth offers the residents a travel grant of 400 € and a production grant of 670 € covering materials and other expenses related to art production. The recipient will receive the grants after they have forwarded these expenses to 51Cth. It is the residents’ own responsibility to cover potential expenses for transportation of works.


51Cth also offers a fee of 480 € if the resident wishes to make a public event, such as an artist-talk or similar. This should be shortly described in the application.


Send us

Please send us a PDF with the following information:


- A written motivated application, (max. 4000 characters incl. spacing)

It can be a specific project - though its not necessarily required to be a specific project


- A description of your praxis, (max. 2000 characters incl. spacing).


- Max. 10 pages in a4 format, with images of works made within the last two years. The images must be accompanied with captions, describing the materials used, year of production, size and title of work.


- CV (1 page) with most important shows, projects, residencies, grants or awards.

If you have any questions about your application or the residency programme, please contact us at:



 The AiR Programme is kindly supported by:

Studio of 51Cth-artist, Marie

Photo by: Ida Retz Wessberg


Photo by: Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen

Going up: Peter helping out Silas with some vertical transportation. 

Photo by: Ida Retz Wessberg

Studio of 51Cth-artist, Christine

Photo by: Ida Retz Wessberg



Address: Industrivej 51c, th, 4000 Roskilde


Phone: +45 20 68 46 01

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