The Danish Cultural Institute is a self-governing organisation, established in 1940 with the purpose of promoting cultural exchange between Denmark and other nations and regions. In this role, The Danish Cultural Institute initiates and supports international cultural projects such as:
The key words of all these arrangements are exchange, dialogue and mutual inspiration. We do our outmost to organize courses and events that will lead to long lasting connections and encourage networks.
The Institute also publishes a number of books about Denmark in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and other languages.
Since autumn 1997, The Danish Cultural Institute has been the main international operator of the Danish Ministry of Culture. In this role, the Institute has arranged the cultural exchange project Baltic Return in the Baltic Sea area and The Danish Wave in Australia. The Danish Cultural Institute works primarily through a network of local institutes situated throughout Europe. At present, we are represented by institutes in: