About the program

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Concordia International are pleased to offer an intensive summer program in Denmark at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center for summer 2022. This dynamic program provides students with the opportunity to earn 3 Concordia credits over three weeks while working in residence at Guldagergaard in Denmark.

At the Center, students will work alongside international artists and attend technical workshops to further their abilities in clay forming, mould making, surface finishing and wood firing. Visits with Danish ceramic artists and outings to museums will provide exposure to Danish art and design concluding with a public reception and exhibition of student projects.

This program is not open to students from other institutions.

Dates & course

Dates: May 10, 2022 - May 31, 2022 

Undergraduate course: CERA 398

Graduate course: ASEM 620

The group will be accompanied by Linda Swanson, Associate Professor, Department of Studio Arts - Ceramics and Ceramics Technician, Marie-Pier Laverdière.

Estimated cost & bursary

Program fee: Concordia will charge program participants 3 credits of Concordia tuition and a program fee of $2250. This fee includes housing at the Guldagergaard International Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark, materials and firings one night stay in Copenhagen on May 10, day trip to Aarhus and entry to several Danish museums.

Students are responsible for selecting and paying their transportation to/from Skaelskor, Denmark and around the city of Copenhagen (approximate cost of local transportation in Denmark is C$250); mandatory health and travel insurance; meals; spending money; any required travel documents and other miscellaneous expenses associated with travel.

Peter N. Thomson Family Field School Award: The Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for the Peter N. Thomson Family Field School Awards. The Award offers an amount of $1,300 for thirty (30) eligible Fine Arts undergraduate or graduate students accepted to a Field School hosted by the Faculty of Fine Arts. Please consult the Peter N. Thomson Field School Award webpage for application instructions.

Quebec Mobility Bursary: To offset costs, Concordia International is offering a bursary of $1000 to Concordia students admitted to the program and who meet the eligibility requirements. 

  • Concordia student enrolled in a Concordia Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree program while participating in the program.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits toward their degree. Graduate students must have completed at least 9 credits towards their degree; these must be credits earned from the current program. Transfer credits, whether internal or external, do not count.

Please note that this bursary cannot be combined with any other in-house mobility scholarship, mobility bursary or mobility award.

Host institution

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center attracts artists from around the world to work with ceramic materials and processes and to exchange with other artists in the field. Guldagergaard is located Skaelskor, a beautiful large park at the edge of a picturesque Danish town on the coast of the North Sea. The Center houses an extensive ceramics collection produced by well-known artists during their residencies and a library with resources on contemporary and historical ceramics. The facilities feature electric, gas, wood and soda kilns, plaster lab, 3-D clay printer, slab roller, hotbox, pottery wheels and extruder. There is a gallery on site offering ceramic exhibitions


Studios and housing are adjacent in renovated farm buildings with a large outdoor lawn area, wood kiln yard and gallery. Accommodations are in shared rooms (2-4 person) with shared kitchen, dining, bathroom and lounge areas. Studio spaces are accessible 24/7 with a dedicated tablespace and shared access to equipment. Founded as a site of artistic exchange and dialogue, Guldagergaard tradition requires everyone to participate in taking turns preparing the communal evening meals.

Application process

All information on this website is subject to change without notice; the program is subject to a minimum enrollment of 12 students to take place; and it may be cancelled at any time and for any reason.

Have a question?

Application Inquiries

Maral Abajian

Academic Inquiries

Linda Swanson
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