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What We Do

The Danish Cultural Institute collaborates with partners in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in creating and producing cultural co-creative projects, organising events and promoting contributions to festivals and exhibitions in the field of music, film, theatre, art, design, architecture and literature.


We work with culture in the broadest sense of the word. This means that projects concerning both the so called high culture as well as projects regarding the popular culture are important to us. Culture is not only about encouraging up-coming artists, but also about creating projects that can bring people together and foster dialogue among people with different cultural backgrounds.


We often work in close collaboration with local partners in the countries concerned. This to ensure that a diverse and local knowledge is represented in the projects. Local organisations are more deeply rooted in the culture than we are and therefore we see this as a crucial foundation for creating projects which facilitate cultural exchange.


Some of the projects we are currently working on or continually have on our program are:


Study tours

Danish Cultural Institute organizes study tours and shorter programs for Danish municipalities and organisations, that wish to look towards other countries for new insights and inspiration. Through our strong global network we offer programs and exchanges of a high quality. The study trip can be combined with seminars, concerts and exhibitions. Some of the study trips we usually organise are concert tours for music schools, choirs and orchestras.


For more information please do not hesitate to contact DCI in Riga, e-mail:



UrbCultural Planning project is part-financed by the EU Interreg BSR programme. It runs from January 2019 to June 2021. Danish Cultural Institute in Lativa, Estonia and Lithuanina is the Lead Partner.


To advance the Baltic Sea Region performance in citizen-citizen and citizen-city authorities’ cooperation in order to increase urban social innovation, inclusion, and sustainable development of neighbourhoods in cities and towns in rural areas. Over the past two decades cultural planning has been developed as a proven method for citizen-driven urban social innovation.


The project is expected to increase the use of the methods to enable citizen driven transformations in the BSR. This will benefit challenged communities across the region, increase their quality of life, sense of identity, community and social inclusion, and the sustainable development of the communities.