European Jazz Orchestra – Swinging Europe Copyright: Foreningen Kulturremisen, DK
Danish cultural operators submitted in 2009 12 out of a total of 749 applications for funding under the Culture Programme of which 3 were successful (of a total of 256). 13 organisations across the country were active partners in these and other European projects.
In 2008, 12 out of a total of 819 applications were submitted of which 5 were successful (of a total of 264). 36 organisations across the country were active partners in these and other European projects.
The following Danish-led projects were presented at the 2008 Culture in Motion conference:
European Jazz Orchestra, Swinging Europe
The European Jazz Orchestra is a big band of young musicians from across Europe, touring the continent for three weeks and presenting a series of concerts coordinated by the Danish based organisation ‘Swinging Europe’ in close cooperation with the European Broadcasting
Union (EBU). Each year the band has a completely new line-up, with new musicians, new composers and a new conductor.
Chain of Dance events: keðja — dance encounters 2008-2010
keðja is the Icelandic word for chain and is associated with the old Nordic chain dances that are still being danced today. The name keðja symbolises the aim of the project, which is to connect, attach, encircle and move outwards as well as to strengthen the already existing networks in the field of contemporary dance.
Dream Factories: A Travelling Exhibition on Industry and Modernism in the Baltic Sea
Industry and modernism in the Baltic Sea Region in the period 1945-1990 is the main theme of this travelling exhibition, which was launched at the Workers' Museum in Copenhagen in
October 2007 and will run until 31 August 2010. The exhibition is now travelling through the
countries involved in the project: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway.
Each participating museum will host the exhibition for three months.