International exchange and cooperation

Denmark's international cultural exchange and cooperation are handled by The Agency for Culture and Palaces (formerly The Danish Arts Agency).

Denmark’s international cultural exchange activities cover all of the arts and the cultural heritage sector. Artistic quality, originality and relevance are the main criteria for all projects and applications for funding which Denmark chooses to support, whether nationally or internationally.

See list and details of the work within the different branches of the arts on

Organisation of the international work

Denmark’s international exchange and cooperation activities are conducted on two separate fronts:

  1. Councils, Expert Committees & Art Professional Centres
  2. Administrative and political bodies and agencies

The work of the various bodies on these two fronts is coordinated by an International Cultural Panel presided by the Ministry of Culture

Read more about the organisation of the international