Official abbreviation: M.i.&a.
Instituted August 31st 1841 by King Christian 8th.
Awarded by the monarch to artists, musicians and painters, for long term and very exceptional contributions to Danish culture.
Other information: Ingenio Et Arti is latin and means For Spirit and Art.
As of 2011 there are 7 living recipients of the medal. An example of recipients are actress Ghita Nørby.