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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: elina@danishculture.com

RuralCulturalPlanning

As our EU Interreg BSR project UrbCulturalPlanning came to an end in 2021, a new project is being developed, namely RuralCulturalPlanning. As the name suggests, the knowledge and experiences we gained from UrbCulturalPlanning will be transferred into RuralCulturalPlanning – only now the focus is not on urban areas, but on rural.

 

As UrbCulturalPlanning went along, we observed strong interest in transferring the knowledge of the method ‘Cultural Planning’ to smaller communities and especially those in rural areas. For the new project, the method will be made suitable for rural areas and will concentrate on the areas’ locality, history, tradition, skills and strengths.

 

Read more about the project here.

CircularPlace

The Seed Money project  ‘CircularPlace: CCI, Circular Economy and Place’ ran from October 2020 to September 2021.

The aim of the project has been to look at how CCI (Culture and Creative Industries), Circular Economy and Place together can contribute to the transition to a circular model of production and consumption in the Baltic Sea Region. With the engagement from CCI and their economic and societal roles, the project proposes that in order to achieve a circular model, it is important to engage consumers/citizens as active participants.

 

The knowledge and experience we have gained from the Seed Money project will form the basis of the future Main Project. Therefore, the Main Project’s overarching goal is to strengthen the capacity of CCSI (Culture and Creative Sector and Industries) in this dual role as a facilitator and frontrunner of the circular transition, as well as the capacity of national, regional and municipal public authorities to work with CCSI in this process, providing the necessary support and fully utilizing the creative potential of CCSI and of communities.

 

DCI is lead partner on the CircularPlace project with Goethe-Institut (DE)Northern Dimension Partnership for Culture Secretariat (LV), Let’s Do It World NGO (EE) and Pomorskie Voivodeship (PL) as partners. They will help to apply for financial support.