In addition to VILLUM FONDEN's defined programmes, grants are occasionally given for projects that will benefit and delight the general population - including projects that bring daylight and fresh air into people's everyday lives and contribute to a better environment.
The foundation may choose to support particular innovative and/or highly topical cultural and community-developing projects with grants for motivating or experimental projects of a limited duration.
Palm house restoration
Ordrupgaard was granted DKK 3.2 million by VILLUM FONDEN for the restoration of the palm house, ‘Palmehuset’, scheduled for completion in 2020 when the museum reopens.
Unique metro art
On the future Metro line expansion to Copenhagen's former docklands district, Sydhavnen, the station interiors will be adorned with art as an integral element of the architecture.
Natural History Museum of Denmark
VILLUM FONDEN has made a DKK 250 million grant to the University of Copenhagen in connection with efforts to establish the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
A new lease of life for the playhouse muses
Article about refurbishment at the Royal Danish Theatre