Danish Centre for Culture and Development (DCCD)


The Danish Centre for Culture and Development (known as CKU, or DCCD in English) manages culture and development programmes in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and supports a culturally diverse Danish arts scene. CKU is a self-governing institution under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In close cooperation with Danish embassies and representations, CKU manages culture and development programmes in The Middle East, Asia, West Africa, and East Africa. CKU implements the Danish strategy for culture and development, ‘The Right to Art and Culture’, approved by the Danish Parliament in May 2013.

CKU acts according to five strategic priorities: empowering people through active participation in art and cultural activities; ensuring freedom of expression for artists and cultural actors; enhancing economic growth through creative industries; strengthening peace and reconciliation in post-conflict areas through art and cultural activities; and promoting intercultural dialogue and intercultural collaboration. In Denmark, CKU promotes art from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East in three different ways: by promoting art in education by bringing artists from all over the world to facilitate workshops about art, culture and creativity for Danish students; by facilitating the Images Festival – the largest event in Denmark promoting contemporary art from developing countries; and by supporting artists from low-income countries who wish to perform or show their art to a Danish public in cooperation with Danish artists or cultural institutions.

DKCopenhagen, Denmark


DCCD/CKU Head Office
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