VFX Residency

The exclusive VFX Residency programme is kindly supported by Nordisk Film Fonden, and is run at The Animation Workshop / VIA University College under the umbrella of professional residencies.

The VFX Residency is a programme designed for Danish/Nordic artists, technical directors, and film technicians. It provides an opportunity to develop ideas, projects, and VFX-related tools as resident artists.

Are you an aspiring CG/VFX artist looking to complete a personal VFX-related project or a VFX shot? Or perhaps you're interested in testing out tools, software, or anything VFX-related outside of production? If so, this residency is for you.

It's also an excellent fit for employees at a VFX studio who are not currently assigned to production, or for those experimenting with VFX on their own and seeking inspiration from a creative environment.

Please note that the residency is not a course, so there is no formal training provided by an instructor. However, there is the opportunity to meet with an experienced mentor throughout the residency.


The Animation Workshop offers 3-month residency periods, typically accommodating one artist at a time.


The VFX residency offers you:

- A powerful workstation
- Relevant software
- Access to facilities depending on the project
- Accommodation
- Transportation
- Coaching
- A creative, stimulating environment


Application deadline: Open and Ongoing 
Residency period: 3 months, in the fall 2024

Supported by:

The VFX Residency is supported by Nordisk Film Fonden

Nordisk Film Fonden Egmont

Ready to apply?

Application is open

Make sure to include links to your previous work and to attach:
- Your CV
- A project description detailing the work you intend to do in the VFX Residency
- A list of expected results, i.e. what you hope to accomplish/learn

When and where to apply?

Please fill out and submit the application form below. Your application will be evaluated by an internal selection committee at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College. Every applicant will be notified by email end of June 2024. 


  • Per Kristensen

  • Project Manager, Talent & Skills Development
  • T: +45 87 55 49 55