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What We Do

Since its opening in 2003 the Danish Cultural Institute (DKI in Danish abbreviation) has worked with cultural exchange between Denmark and Russia. We organize and support music, theatre, and dance performances and workshops, lectures, tours, festivals, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, film screenings, readings, translations, and promotion of Danish literature, and we facilitate promotion and interaction of architecture, social sciences, economy, visual arts (e.g. photography), city planning, ecology etc.


Danish Cultural Institute in Saint Petersburg cooperates each year with dozens of Russian cultural institutions, organizations, libraries, museums, cinemas, schools, and universities, as well as cultural institutes from other countries located in Russia. Among them are partners such as

  • Anichkov Palace
  • Delegation of the European Union to Russia
  • Erarta Museum and Galleries of Modern Art
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Glinka Boy Choir School
  • Herzen Pedagogical University
  • Higher School of Economics
  • Mayakovsky Central City Public Library
  • Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory
  • The Russian Museum
  • Shostakovich Philharmonia
  • Sound Ways Festival
  • St. Petersburg Arts Academy
  • St. Petersburg International Book Salon
  • St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
  • St. Petersburg State University

Our most important projects carried out in recent years include: A series of concerts celebrating the 150th anniversary of Carl Nielsen, including performances by The St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra Classica of all six symphonies in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the opening of the exhibition “Classical Myth in the Art of Bertel Thorvaldsen. Drawings and Sculptures from the Collections of the Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, and the Hermitage” at the State Hermitage Museum in 2021, the chamber trio Trio Vitruvi playing concerts in the city two years in a row as well as at the Sollertinsky International Music Festival in Vitebsk, Belarus, the release of the Danish-Russian anthology Freedom and Fate, containing short stories by ten Danish and ten Russian writers, dramatic readings of Danish plays at the Alexandrinsky New Stage, theatre performances at Raduga Festival and Skorohod, a Danish Day at the Imperial Gardens Festival 2016 and an exhibition of tapestries made by 23 Danish weavers at the State Hermitage Museum.