Danish Cultural Policy

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for initiatives involving support to creative arts, cultural heritage, archives, libraries, museums and higher education in the areas of art, music, film, theatre and dancing. The ministry is also responsible for copyright, broadcasting, sport and international cultural cooperation.

The Ministry of Culture is comprised of a central division, the Agency for Culture and Palaces and a number of cultural institutions:

Agency for Culture and Palaces

Se list of national cultural institutions (in danish)


Cultural institutions enjoy considerable freedom and independence in relation to the ministry. This liberty is guaranteed by years of tradition, by law and by financial appropriations.

Read about independence and the arms-length principles

The Danish Cultural Policy System

Read more about the Danish Cultural Policy System at DanishArts.dk