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

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