The Danish Art Workshops (SVFK) welcomed its first artists in 1986. Since then, the workshops have played an important role in the production of several thousand visual art, crafts, design and restoration projects. Today, some 170 projects a year pass through the workshops and studios on Christianshavn.
SVFK’s primary task is to contribute to the creation of very large scale and especially demanding art projects. On top of that, we arrange artist and design talks, participate in the yearly Culture Night, and host a number of meetings, workshops and events within the industries.
Will Gammel Dok Pakhus, literally Old Dock Warehouse and the main building of SVFK, become a gathering place for art and design when the Danish Architecture Center vacates the premises in 2017? A steering committee with representatives from the SVFK, the BKF, CAKI, the Danish Graphic Artists, SNYK and Danish Crafts is currently examining the possibilities of creating an international powerhouse.
The SVFK 25th anniversary
SVFK celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. Here you’ll find information about the activities that took place in connection with the anniversary.
An Art Nursery (SVFK 1986-2005)
Peter Michael Hornungs article ”Kunstens fødeklinik” about the SVFK’s early years and function from 1986 to 2005. Read more