DJBFA / Composers and Songwriters offers a wide range of carefully organized courses, where the participating members work, in a goal-oriented manner, with specific compositions: in a form that reflects each genre’s special needs.
This might involve composers’ sojourns and writing camps (so-called "A-ophold") where each composer works with and develops his/her artistic horizons in connection with other participants and/or while co-writing with other composers and selected “hot-shots” in the setting of master classes. DJBFA covers most of the costs of these programs; the participants themselves are, however, asked to pay a modest participant’s fee.
Through DJBFA's composers' retreats situated in Denmark, USA, Germany, Norway etc., the association offers other opportunities to work on new music in an inspiring environment. The association’s retreat apartments and houses have been set up especially with the idea of the composer-in-residence being able to create new music and texts.