The Agency for Culture and Palaces of Denmark
The Agency for Culture and Palaces was formed on 1 January 2016 in a merger of the Danish Agency for Culture and the Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties.
The agency provides advice to the Danish Minister of Culture and is involved in setting and achieving the government’s cultural policy goals. Another task involves allocating funds for both individuals and organisations and institutions as well as collecting, processing and disseminating information and findings to promote cultural development.
The agency is responsible for managing and maintaining state-owned palaces and castles, gardens and cultural properties. We rely on professional and innovative approaches to optimise the use of resources in achieving the goals under the government’s cultural policy.
The Agency for Culture and Palaces works strategically to present and develop Danish arts and culture internationally, to further the cultural exchange between Denmark and other countries, and to strengthen Danish arts and culture through internationalisation.
Grants are provided for international cultural projects with specific guidelines for different arts disciplines. The Unit for Architecture, Design and Crafts and International Affairs coordinates the international activitites of the Agency for Culture and Palaces.