The composer Carl Nielsen and the sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s two daughters, Irmelin Egger Møller and Anne Marie Telmanyi, did in 1957 establish Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Foundation in memory of their parents.
The foundation owns 2/3 of the artist rights after Carl Nielsen and all rights after Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen. The capital of the foundation is primarily established on basis of the income from the artist rights.
Today, the foundation grants the largest honorary awards to Danish artists. In addition to this, the foundation supports projects, the purpose of which is not only to make people aware of Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl Nielsen’s artistic work but also to make their work visible.