ART GALLERY GONE LOOKING FOR ACTIVISTS

PUBLISHED TUESDAY 19.5.2020

Every year, Roskilde Festival donates all profits to humanitarian, other charitable, non-profit and cultural work with a special focus on children and young people. Since 1972, the festival has generated more than DKK 420,000,000 (approx. EUR 56,400,000) for these purposes.

‘Young Voices’ is the most ambitious open call the festival has ever launched. 32 initiatives within arts, music, social change, environment and climate have received a total of DKK 15,000,000 (approx. EUR 2,000,000) of the festival’s profits from 2019.

Copenhagen Contemporary receives a donation for 800.000 DKK for a new project aimed at 15-25 year olds

How can art be a tool in raising political awareness?

This is the question to which international art center, Copenhagen Contemporary, tries to give the answer.

For 12 months a gathering of young volunteers assembled and supported by professionals from Copenhagen Contemporary will be arranging talks, events, workshops and exhibitions in the gallery but also in venues and schools in all of Denmark.

The project, Kunstdemokraterne (Art Democrats), will recruit young people between 15 and 25 year of age from among other places areas known as "ghetto-areas" in Copenhagen.

The purpose of Kunstdemokraterne is to give young people an opportunity to be involved in politics in a creative and playful way as opposed to being reduced to "just" a voter.