Creative Denmark is your gateway to excellent creative innovation, design, products, and processes.

Who we are

Creative Denmark is a not-for-profit, public-private initiative to create awareness about the potential of Danish creativity in solving global challenges via partnerships, innovation, and digitalisation.

We work to match the enormous potential of the ambitious creative industries with international demand for value-driven design and creative innovation.

Creative Denmark is funded by a strong group of public and private partners that count the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Ministry of Culture, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, and Realdania.

We engage with and welcome international stakeholders and decision-makers to Denmark to share inspiration and best practices that drive sustainability and quality of life around the world.

Our vision

We envision a world where the people and the planet thrive – and where creative thinking and solutions support ways of life that are both sustainable and enjoyable. That entails a conscious and empathic approach to how we live, produce, and consume. Danish creativity plays a crucial role in shaping a better tomorrow without compromising on the quality of life.

What we do

We assist and support international stakeholders and decision-makers in fact-finding and collecting inspiration from the best cases within and across the largest creative industries. Through Creative Denmark, Danish innovators, designers, developers, pioneers, artisans, producers, creators, and disrupters are right at your fingertips.

Creativity can be a lot of things, but even across such diverse industries as architecture; fashioninterior designcommunication designindustrial & strategic designvideo games & XRfilm, TV & animation; and music & sound, shared values defined by durable functionality, accessible quality, social aesthetics, and sensemaking pragmatism characterise a certain human-centred approach to solving real challenges for individuals, civilisations, and generations. You will see great examples of this when browsing the best creative cases or the House of Creative Denmark visitor centre.  

The creative potential

Due to increasing international demand for innovative and responsive problem-solving across sectors, professions, and cultures Danish creatives have doubled their export since 2008 compared to the increase in other industries.

Denmark is a credible, responsible, and playful testbed for ambitious technologies and innovative processes – and is home to a plethora of powerful strongholds, all tied together by a distinctive human approach accumulated through societal trust, equality in social structures, an incessant encouragement to improve established practices, and a methodology that insists on respecting the human perspective and experience.

Danish creatives, as a rule, collaborate across sectors to contribute to meaningful partnerships that create value for people, businesses, and the planet.

Board of directors
Mette Kynne Frandsen
Chairwoman of the board, CEO, Henning Larsen Architects
Anders Thursgaard
Director of Business Policy, Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
Sigrid Dahlerup
Head of Department, Ministry of Culture
Nina Kovsted Helk
Chief Philantrophy Officer, Realdania
Casper Klynge
Vice President, The Danish Chamber of Commerce
David Schjerlund
Global Director - Export, Innovation & Global Public Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Henriette Søltoft
Senior director, Confederation of Danish Industry