Poland effort 2018-2020

The strong historical and cultural cooperation between Denmark and Poland will be strengthened in 2018-2020.

The aim of the Poland effort is to support the already significant cultural exchange between Denmark and Poland, which for many years has been substantial and culturally multifaceted.

Focus on Danish-Polish relations in 2019

The cultural cooperation between Denmark and Poland plays a significant role in the development of Danish-Polish relations. Poland’s internationally minded cultural sphere and engagement with Danish artists has been decisive for the dynamic development that has taken place in the last 20 years in both Denmark and Poland. With the Poland effort the Agency for Culture and Palaces wants to support the fruitful development, and draw attention to the historical cooperation which unites Denmark and Poland. The effort is associated with the celebration of the centenary of Danish-Polish diplomatic connections in 2019 and the marking of the 50 year anniversary of 3000 Jewish refugees coming to Denmark 1969-1970. The events unfold in cooperation with the Danish Cultural Institute in Warsaw, the Danish Embassy in Warsaw and local partners.

Interest in Danish solutions

In Poland there is a growing interest in Danish solutions, especially in sustainable architecture and design. Furthermore, Poland is a high conjecture market and at the moment Denmark’s ninth biggest export market. It is believed, that there is still a sizeable unused potential for export. The Agency for Culture and Palaces will use this momentum to promote and create platforms for Danish architects, designers and city planners; thereby supporting marketing of Denmark and Cultural export, besides Architecture and Design there will be focus on a variety of other artistic fields in 2018-2020.

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Events and Projects

The projects of the Poland effort has their outset in a wide variety of artistic fields, comprised of: performance art, music, visual art, architecture and design as well as literature and museology. Furthermore, there is a thematic focus on children and youth, Danish solutions in sustainable architecture, design and value narratives.

Two big events are connected to the Poland effort in 2019: The centenary of Danish-Polish diplomatic connections in 2019 and the marking of the 50 year anniversary of 3000 Jewish refugees coming to Denmark 1969-1970. This includes publishing of books in connection to Polish-Danish relations and history, poetry and stories of immigrants. Another project is a conference about Polish-Danish 100 year relations which adds to the list of projects in performing arts, literature and visual arts.

Branding Denmark as a country and Enhancing cultural export

In recent years there has been great interest in Danish solutions in sustainable architecture and design in Poland. There are multiple partnerships and projects surrounding architecture and design in the works, which can help to create platforms for Danish architects, designers and city planners. The projects in artecture and design are primarily planned in Warszawa, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw og Gdyina.

Danish music in Poland

In 2020, The Effort will focus on promoting the Danish musicians and ensembles through networking I Poland, especially in Jazz and Classical Music. Poland has developed into one of Eastern Europe’s most lucrative music markets. Together with Denmark’s logistical proximity to this market, this is something that Danish music can utilize. The aim is to create long term, self-sustaining and artistically enriching projects that can strengthen the Danish music scene and create strong partnerships between Denmark and Poland.

Opdateret 03. January 2020

Contact

The Unit for Architecture, Design and Crafts and International Affairs coordinates the international activitites of the Agency for Culture and Palaces. General enquiries and questions can be directed to int.samarbejde@remove-this.slks.dk