Creative Denmark fosters relations between international stakeholders and Danish solutions, products and competencies across the creative industries.
Who we are
Creative Denmark is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that creates awareness about Danish creative strongholds internationally.
We support the unlocking of the creative industries’ enormous potential by creating an international branding platform that strengthens the visibility of Danish solutions and competencies internationally.
Creative Denmark is founded by a strong group of public and
private partners that count the Ministry of Industry, Business and
Financial Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of
Culture, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Chamber of Commerce and Realdania.
Creative Denmark aims to strengthen the international branding and visibility of Danish creative competencies and solutions.
What we do
We foster relations between international stakeholders and Danish products and skills, both within specific industry sectors and across the whole creative industries, to support global growth and exports of Danish solutions and competences.
We take our point of departure in the Danish creative industries at large, including architecture, interior design, communication design, fashion, industrial & strategic design, video games & XR, music, film, TV & animation and other industries that use creativity as an enabler in their solutions and work processes.
Working closely with key partners from across the Danish creative industries, Creative Denmark has both the ability and credibility to support and connect Denmark’s creative industries internationally.
The creative potential
Since 2008, the Danish creative industries have doubled their growth in exports as compared to the rest of the Danish business landscape. And the potential is still huge as global demand for creative and long-lasting solutions is greater than ever!
Denmark is home to numerous powerful strongholds within the creative
industries, tied together by a shared creative DNA. A unique creative
fingerprint, that has accumulated through an environment of trust,
equality in social structures, an incessant encouragement to question
established practices and an approach that perpetually revolves around
the human perspective.
Our strength lies in our ability to collaborate across different sectors and to form meaningful partnerships that create value across the value chain without losing sight of the ultimate objective – raising quality of life for society at large.
In Denmark, we have experienced great success in exporting everything from LEGO bricks to water pumps, revolutionary architecture, iconic furniture, and services that, with a creative approach at heart, create holistic solutions for citizens and society at large. With the Danish design brand, Creative Denmark can clear the way to the export markets for many more Danish companies that have international growth ambitions.
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Mette Kynne Frandsen
Chairwoman of the board, CEO, Henning Larsen Architects
Vice Chairwoman of the Board, Business Policy Director, Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Head of Department, Ministry of Culture
International Director and COO, Confederation of Danish Industry
Director of Markets, Danish Chamber of Commerce
Nina Kovsted Helk
Chief Philantrophy Officer, Realdania