On September 29, 2022, the Danish Ministry of Culture initiated the allocation of 7.6 million kroner of financial support over the course of a three-year period (2022-2025) towards the establishment of a Ukrainian cultural institution in Copenhagen. Now, the final decision on the allocation of funds must be approved by the Danish Parliament.
“This horrifying war in Ukraine has also had a considerable impact on the country’s culture. A large part of the population has been forced to flee and requires support in preserving and practising their culture. This holds true for Ukrainians in Denmark, who have expressed a great desire for the creation of a Culture House,” stated Minister of Culture Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen.
“The decision to establish a Ukrainian Culture House in Denmark is therefore important and necessary. I hope the Culture House will provide a gathering place where refugees from Ukraine and Ukrainian permanent residents in Denmark can come together. I also hope that, in time, the Culture House will be a gathering place for both Danes and Ukrainians and contribute to raising awareness about Ukraine’s meaningful cultural heritage and rich cultural life. I believe this will strengthen our countries’ cultural connections – also after the end of the war,” highlighted Danish Minister of Culture.
The establishment of the Ukrainian cultural institution in Copenhagen will serve the long-term need for and be a symbol of an unprecedented level of support from the Danish government and the Danish people for the people of Ukraine.