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.
We support art and culture following five strategic priorities:
CKU works to strengthen cooperation within the field of art, culture and development between Denmark and countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
We believe that art, culture and creativity are central parameters for sustainable human and social development. And we believe that art, culture and creativity are determining factors for democratization, respect for human rights and enhancement of economic growth.
CKU works with development based on human rights that helps strengthening a vibrant, free and inclusive cultural life.
Globalizing the Danish arts scene
In Denmark, CKU promotes art from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East in three different ways: