A PLATFORM FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC, A FESTIVAL FOR HIP HOP AND ACTIVISM, AND CLIMATE FRIENDLY STUDENT TOURS: THESE ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF LAST YEAR’S FESTIVAL EARNINGS

PUBLISHED THURSDAY 16.4.2020

32 applicants will each receive between 10.000 DKK and 1.4 million DKK from the money earned on Roskilde Festival 2019.

In a time in need of new approaches to strengthening social cohesion and sense of community we can take comfort in the younger generation’s commitment and ability to act. It is with great joy and pride that we now announce the donation recipients of our most ambitious open call to date, Open Call: Young Voices.

15 million DKK, almost our profits in full, from Roskilde Festival 2019, will be given to projects giving young people a voice.

Read more about our open call here

From a total of 296 applications 32 projects have been selected to each receive between 10.000 DKK and 1,4 million DKK.

We originally called for project proposals in four main themes: music, art, social change, and environment & climate. Based on the received applications - i.e. the voices of young people themselves – we ended up with six main themes:

We ended up with six main themes: Young people’s influence and ability to act, Diverse communities, Life challenges: Youth supporting youth, Music, Environment and climate and finally Art.

The approved projects, now on the verge to becoming reality, are chosen not only because they are good ideas but also because they are realistic. The applicants have not been afraid of thinking big. Among them are:

  • Kedelcentralen. A house for electronic music which is to be a physical manifestation of an already established community for electronic music known as INSP Sound in Roskilde. They will receive 1.000.000 DKK. Full article
  • Re-ACT! A 24-hour festival for activism and hip hop culture. It is to be organized by NGO RAPOLITICS and is to take place at Ungdomsøen (Youth Island). Re-ACT receives 500.000 DKK. Full article
  • Green study trips. Denmark’s green think tank CONCITO and specifically it’s initiatives; The Climate Embassy and GRO SELV will be helping students at especially second level education and folk high schools to arrange climate friendly study trips. Green Study trips receives 1.355.000 DKK. Full article

 

Every year Roskilde Festival donate all earnings to humanitarian, cultural charity work with emphasis on children and young people. Since 1972 the festival has donated more than 420 million DKK for those purposes.

The idea to earmark a for Roskilde Festival unusually large amount for an open call has been fruitful, says spokesperson Christina Bilde.

“Open Call: Young Voices was really an inquiry about what is important for young people and how they connect to the world. We have asked and have been answered. We see young people who want to be a part of the society and are willing to take on great responsibilities and we see young people helping each other as well as wanting to move art in new directions. We do however also get a clear picture of the pressure young people of today are facing from a sense of responsibly and expectations to themselves and the world. These are thoughts and feelings we will try to address in the future," she says and continues:

"Unfortunately, there will be no Roskilde Festival in 2020, and thus we are unable to generate earnings to donate benefitting children and young people. We are however working on finding other solutions for us to support children and young people’s opportunities. This has always been and will continue to be the purpose of Roskilde Festival.”

FULL LIST OF RECIPIENTS:

Young people’s influence and ability to act

  • Rampen 50.000 DKK
  • Foreningen Respect 100.000 DKK
  • Dreamtown and House of Arts Association 1.000.000 DKK
  • Frontløberne 870.000 DKK
  • SLIP Festival 500.000 DKK
  • Turning Tables Sweden 500.000 DKK
  • Fonden de Københavnske Filmfestivaler 500.000 DKK
  • Arbejdermuseet 1.400.000 DKK
  • Ungdomsbureauet 180.000 DKK

Total: 5.100.000 DKK

Diverse communities

  • DareGender 550.000 DKK
  • Talk Town 200.000 DKK
  • MINO Danmark 600.000 DKK
  • LGBT+ Ungdom 600.000 DKK
  • Københavns Unge Feminister 10.000 DKK

Total: 1.960.000 DKK

Life challenges: youth supporting youth

  • Ungdommens Røde Kors 800.000 DKK
  • SEIN 750.000 DKK
  • Det Rullende Panel 160.000 DKK
  • SIND Ungdom 250.000 DKK
  • Ungdomsringen 260.000 DKK

Total: 2.220.000 DKK

Music

  • Bellahøj Musiklandsby 250.000 DKK
  • Den Gyldne Banan 100.000 DKK
  • INSP 1.000.000 DKK
  • The Association for Youth and Culture in Greenland 350.000 DKK
  • Total: 1.700.000 DKK

Environment and climate

  • Klimakunstfestivalen 50.000 DKK
  • Ungdom NOAH 65.000 DKK
  • Klimakampens Støtteforening 100.000 DKK
  • Danmarks Grønne Tænketank CONCITO( Klimaambassaden og GRO SELV) 1.355.000 DKK

Total: 1.570.000 DKK

Art

  • NO FILTER, AURAKIA, PAPILLON 500.000 DKK
  • Ensamkommandes Förbund Malmö 500.000 DKK
  • RAPOLITICS 500.000 DKK
  • Renegade Runners 150.000 DKK
  • Copenhagen Contemporary 800.000 DKK
  • Total: 2.450.000 DKK

TOTAL AMOUNT 15.000.000 DKK