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About us

Culture on the Edge

We believe that the arts and culture are among Denmark’s most important assets.

Together with partners, we develop international activities that push boundaries and create opportunities, which provide mutual value and inspire.

Especially when it comes to equal rights, education, sustainable development, democracy and active citizenship. Important values in the world and in Denmark.

Our vision is to show that the exchange of arts, culture and knowledge can contribute to handling the challenges of globalisation and strengthen the Sustainable Development Goals.

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


Where we work

Our Institutes abroad are the focal points for the creation of long term cultural relations. With six institutes, two focus countries and activities in several countries, we strive to be close to the world developments, right, where art, culture and knowledge really do make a difference.


6 branches in: Beijing, São Paulo , New Delhi, Riga, St. Petersburg and Warsaw

2 focus countries: Turkey and Ukraine

Activities in: Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, South Korea.


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






Top photo: the Danish ensemble AquaSonic performed at Mannheimer Sommer in 2018. Producer Between Music.