• Anne Dyhr
  • Ole Gjermandsen
  • Anders Gjerding Geertsen
  • Inge Trautner
  • Helle Skydt
  • Trine Bach
  • Inge-Lise Ravn
  • Søren Taaning
  • Frode Steinicke
  • Pia Græsbøll Ottesen
  • Iben West
  • Gudrun Steen-Andersen
  • Elin Josefina Smith
  • Ralf Mabillon
  • Hans Clausen
  • Jette Gejl
  • Inge-Lise Ravn
  • Johanne Petersen
  • Trine Bach
  • Kim T. Grønborg
  • Ola Juliussen
  • Steen Rasmussen
  • Marianne Thingholm
  • Lone-Lotte Janns
  • Lone-Lotte Janns
  • Finn Have
  • Mette Skriver
  • Herdis Jensen
  • Lene Abildgaard Knudsen
  • Inge Dahl
  • Inge Ørntoft
  • Jette Bækgaard
  • Maya Stefania
  • Helle Bang
  • Ole C. Hansen
  • Astrid Gjesing
  • Lone Penstoft
  • Anne Dyhr
  • Pia Pedersen
  • Marianne Tønnesen
  • Verner Brems
  • Niels Frank
  • Ole C. Hansen
  • Pia Möller-Light
  • Helle Skydt
  • Elin Josefina Smith
  • Kim T. Grønborg
  • Anne Brodersen
  • Mona Dam
  • Helle Bang
  • Jørgen Hansen
  • Pia Möller-Light
  • Lis Gram
  • Anja Christensen
  • Bjørn Kromann-Andersen
  • Liné Ringtved Thordarson
  • WINNIE MEISLER
  • Helga Thagaard
  • Marianne Tønnesen
  • Lene Abildgaard Knudsen
  • Birthe Reinau
  • Sanne Ransby
  • Pia Græsbøll Ottesen
  • Helle Nørby
  • Lis Gram
  • Lis Rejnert Jensen
  • Liné Ringtved Thordarson
  • Helga Kristmundsdóttir
  • Bjørn Kromann-Andersen
  • Karin Munk
  • Iben West
  • Helga Kristmundsdóttir
  • Annette Fausø
  • Erik Styrbjørn Pedersen
  • Anne-Marie Pedersen
  • Mette Skriver
  • Steen A. Hovmand
  • Inge Ørntoft
  • Gudrun Steen-Andersen
  • Jens Chr Jensen
  • Ole Gjermandsen
  • Sanne Ransby
  • Frode Steinicke
  • Steen Rasmussen
  • Karen Ozmec
  • Nurith Miryam Lumer-Klabbers
  • Erik Styrbjørn Pedersen
  • Johanne Petersen
  • Art Allison
  • Inge Trautner
  • Helga Thagaard
  • Hanne Matthiesen
  • Karin Munk
  • Jens Chr Jensen
  • Niels Frank
  • Jette Bækgaard
  • Søren Taaning
  • Art Allison
  • Jacob Juhl
  • Mette Mailund Strong
  • Hardy Brix
  • Lis Rejnert Jensen
  • Inge Dahl
  • Rigmor Bak Frederiksen
  • WINNIE MEISLER
  • Birthe Reinau
  • Karen Ozmec
  • Hardy Brix
  • Nurith Miryam Lumer-Klabbers
  • Lone Penstoft
  • Anne Brodersen
  • Hans Clausen
  • Astrid Gjesing
  • Mona Dam
  • Ann-Dorte Nielsen
  • Helle Nørby
  • Birgit Daa Birkkjær
  • Henning Christensen
  • Herdis Jensen
  • Jette Gejl
  • Anne-Marie Pedersen
  • Steen A. Hovmand
  • Ralf Mabillon

The Danish Association of Visual Artists

FAQ about Billedkunstnernes Forbund - 
The Danish Association of Visual Artists

Billedkunstnernes Forbund
Vingårdsstræde 21
1070 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: +45 33 12 81 70
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Year of etablishment:
 1969. 
Billedkunstnernes Forbund was established as a fusion between a number of different organisations for visual artists, i.e. sculptors, painters, graphic designers etc.

Aim:
 To influence current policies in a way that enhances economical and social security for visual artists. To enhance the use of - and respect for - visual art in as many ways as possible, and to protect artistic freedom in general.
Services - a few examples: 
Billedkunstnernes Forbund offers its members legal advise in economic and social matters, practical help in transporting artwork to exhibitions (members can borrow a minibus in connection with exhibitions), exposure of artworks and individual contact-info at Billedkunstnernes Forbund's website www.bkf.dk, use of a number of different artist-residencies inside and outside Denmark at very low costs, free access to many Danish museums and cultural institutions. 

Furthermore, Billedkunstnernes Forbund is continuously involved in political lobbying at both national and international levels and has on several occasions been succesful in influencing legal grounds of cultural policies.
Number of members:
Approximately 1200. 
Billedkunstnernes Forbund is the largest association for acknowledged visual artists in Denmark.

Organisational structure:
 Billedkunstnernes Forbund has a board of nine members, elected by all the members of the organization, who also elect the association's chairman (he or she is a member of the board). Furthermore, the association has eleven regional bodies throughout the country, that primarily work to influence local politicians and establish artists' workshops and co-operation with local museums and exhibition halls.

Cooperation:
 Billedkunstnernes Forbund cooperates with all relevant national cultural institutions and authorities. Internationally the organisation is represented in i.a. International Artists Association (IAA).

Entry qualifications:
 Billedkunstnernes Forbund has a detailed set of entry qualifications - to become a member you must be able to document a serious amount of acknowledged artistic activity, or you must have a graduate degree from an acknowledged art school/art academy.

Communication with members:
 Newsmails, news and debate on the website www.bkf.dk, and "Billedkunstneren", a critical, quarterly magazine on current artpolitics and artistic trends in and outside of Denmark.

Means of representation:
 Billedkunstnernes Forbund is represented in local and governmental funding committees and organizational structures, in several boards at museums and cultural institutions on a national level, and in the umbrella-organisation for all Danish artists' organisations, Dansk Kunstnerråd (Danish Artists Committee).
Bkf's Hovedkontor: Vingårdsstræde 21 - 1070 København K - bkf@bkf.dk - Tlf 33 12 91 70