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About us

Who we are


Danish Cultural Institute is a self-governing institution. Since 1940 we have been engaged in fostering mutual understanding between people and cultures.


We believe that the arts and culture are among Denmark’s most important assets. We are committed to sharing knowledge on and sympathy for the values of the Danish society. In cooperation with partners, we develop  international culture and societal events, Projects and people to people contacts, that can provide mutual value and inspire.


It is our mission to contribute to strenghtening Denmark’s way of handling some of the challenges of globalization. This we do by focusing on arts, culture and society within a prioritized numbers of themes: children and youth, education, science, welfare and sustainability. We also focus on developing new ways of cooperation, which stimulate innovation and co-creation. In our activities we always try to create opportunities for intercultural relations, understanding, sustainable growth and development.


Our Institutes abroad are the focal points for the creation of long term cultural relations, that contribute to inspire Danish arts and culture, and strengthen the mutual learning process, that can challenge and inspire cultural life at home as well as abroad.


At the moment we have branches in Denmark, Belgium, Brazil, China, Latvia, Poland and Russia. In 2016 we had activities in 13 countries, including a pop up event in Belarus.


Under Themes and News you can read about the projects and events, we are involved in.





Top photo is from the Danish artist Jacob Remins performance lecture in Murmansk in April 2017 during Barents Bird Festival.