Become part of an international work environment that stimulates innovation and the desire to experiment.

your time to explore and experiment

Guldagergaard offers visiting artists an international environment, state-of-the-art facilities and access to the largest collection of modern ceramic facilities in Northern Europe. We provide professional support within a concentrated work period and encourage dialogue and the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and research about materials and techniques within the ceramic field.

At Guldagergaard the Artist-in-Residence program is the most important aspect of the center. To be an Artist-in-Resident at Guldagergaard means to become part of a wonderful international work environment that stimulates innovation, originality, and the desire to experiment. We focus on creating an educational environment that promotes development and collaboration, and resident artists always have the assistance and support of our skilled staff.

We believe that creating a network and a dialogue within the ceramic community is important to both personal development, and to the advancement and future elaboration of the ceramic arts. We hope to encourage the exchange of knowledge and research into materials, techniques, ideas, and unity in the period you, as an artist, stay at Guldagergaard.

At Guldagergaard, we unite three fields of knowledge: academic research, artistic research and professional practice. We believe that all three are necessary perspectives that will lead to new ways of discovering, inventing and creating. Whether you would like to find ways to match the demand of the commercial market, do high-level research or create a groundbreaking new design, we will provide you with the best possible frames for your exploration and experimentation.


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Artists will have their own area in the studio building and have access to all kilns as well as our other facilities. All artists have full access to our archives and the largest studio collection in Northern Europe. Artists can use the collection for research and inspiration.

All artists will be accommodated in the beautiful manor house from 1910, which has been the beating heart of the center for a century. It houses up to 12 artists at a time and this is an intense experience that all our resident artists say they wouldn’t live without. There is an on-going ceramic dialogue and networking among artists.



Around the center, there are lots of supermarkets to shop in, and you will be provided with a shelf in the fridge as well as in the cupboards, where you can store your food. There is a special, communal spirit in the house, where artists take turns cooking the evening meal, which is an event where you eat lovely food made by your studio colleagues – this also provides you with more time in the studio all other evenings.

All of the bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. Artists can either stay in double or single rooms. The rooms have both pillows and duvets, and we can provide you with linen and towels as well. All rooms have recently been redecorated, and are different from one another. There is access to bathrooms, kitchen, garden, living room and library.

If you want to stay outside of Guldagergaard we will gladly help you to arrange accommodation near the center.


Residents will have their own work space in the studio building with full access to all our facilities and equipment; gas kilns, electric kilns, and wood-fired kilns as well as glaze, plaster, and mould making workshop, slip casting room, auditorium, library for research, photo equipment, 3D print workshop, silkscreen print workshop, wood workshop as well as the gallery. As an Artist-in-Resident, you get the opportunity to apply to exhibit in our Gallery.


Prices for Artist-in-Residence in 2018:
6.200 DKK pr. month for a double bedroom w. shared bathroom
7.200 DKK pr. month for a single bedroom w. shared bathroom
8.200 DKK pr. month for single room w. private bathroom

Food, firings, and materials are not included in the AIR-price. As an Artist-in-Resident, you get a 75% discount on workshops.

Artists must bring their own tools for working in the studio

As an Artist-in-Residence, you are expected to work independently in the studios and follow the Studio Rules and House Rules. All materials and firing expenses will be accounted for according to the current rates and the Danish suppliers’ prices. All technical assistance for specific projects must be scheduled ahead of time og paid for according to the use.

Safety and insurance

As an Artist-in-Resident, you are responsible for your own personal safety, and will be charged for any damage you may cause to other persons, facilities, equipment etc.
Please make sure that you have valid international work, health and accident insurance during your stay.


Documentation and donations

You are expected to leave 10 slides/images and write a brief report of your project for our archive. A short description is also required for artworks donated to the shop or the Guldagergaard Collection. All donations for the collection will be evaluated by the Advisory Board.

Computer and WIFI

Guldagergaard offers wireless Internet access for resident artists in the studios and manor house. Please bring your own computer and adaptor for projectors, printer, scanner etc. The public library in Skælskør has access to computers if you cannot bring your own.



We have bikes for rent.


Packages/luggage can be sent through the postal office or a local transport company. Shipping requires a proforma invoice. Ask the staff at Guldagergaard for further information. You pay for technical hours. Shipping is your own responsibility.