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Cultural projects to promote child and youth wellbeing in the Capital Region of Denmark

​The Regional Council in the Capital Region of Denmark has granted DKK 3.3 million to ten projects. The cultural projects will offer cultural experiences and fellowship for children and adolescents who are not doing well or who are outside the community.

​The Regional Council has allocated funds for a culture pool in the 2023 budget agreement. The Culture Pool for the Next Generation will encourage cultural organisations to offer innovative and creative projects that create space for learning, new experiences and communities for children and young people with low wellbeing. 

"That so many of children and adolescent are unhappy and not thriving is a major challenge for society. The solutions must be found at both national level and at local level in the environments where the young spend their lives every day. I'm delighted that the Capital Region of Denmark can help make a difference by supporting local activities for vulnerable children and young people in the entire Greater Copenhagen area," said Marianne Frederik (Red-Green Alliance), chairman of the Traffic and Regional Development Committee in the Capital Region of Denmark. ​

Many applications for culture funding 

The Capital Region of Denmark's culture pool has received a total of 16 of applications for total funding of DKK 5.6 mill. Projects that have received funding include a nature project in which 24 young people will be trained as nature guides to provide experiences in nature for 350 children in Halsnæs Municipality. There is also a project with guided tours of museums for young users of the mental health services in Frederiksberg Municipality, and a culture club for vulnerable minority youngsters in Vestegnen, west of Copenhagen. 

"The applicants have had strong focus on creating local communities of children and young people. And I’m pleased that the contributions from the Capital Region of Denmark have been so instrumental in ensuring that projects that would otherwise not have been realised can now get off the ground," said Sadek Al-Amood (Socialist People's Party), vice-chairman of the Traffic and Regional Development Committee in the Capital Region of Denmark. 

Many of the ten projects that have received funding are rooted in broad partnerships across cultural organisations, voluntary associations and organisations working with children and young people. 

Facts about the ten projects: 

1. Artsay with Copenhagen Habour Parade as the lead partner

The project brings socially vulnerable young people together with young art students to co-create cross-artistic physical works. The target group is young people aged 20 to 30 years. 
The project has received DKK 357,000.

2. Communities and space - guided reading for young people with Kulturmetropolen as the lead partner

The project is working on guided community reading for young people with poor wellbeing at schools and shelters. The target group is young people aged 14 to 22 years. 
The project has received DKK 300,000. 

3. See, Listen, Speak - museum collaboration with the mental health services with Frederiksberg Museums as the lead partner 

The project holds courses at museums in Frederiksberg for young users of the mental health services. The target group is users of the mental health services aged 18 to 30 years. 
The project has received DKK 206,600.

4. Healthy E-sport Ambassador with Esport Denmark as the lead partner 

The project trains people working with young people in E-sports associations to create educational and democratic communities as well as in diet and exercise. The target group is young people and employees in E-sports associations. 
The project has received DKK 500,000.

5. ActionHygge: New Kids On The Block with Nus Nus ApS as the lead partner 

The project will hold an event by young people for young people with different cultural activities that create space for communities and fellowship. The target group is children and young people between 13 and 17 years. 
The project has received DKK 360,000. 

6. Mino Kulturklub with Mino Denmark as the lead partner 

The project generates safe and inclusive communities for socially vulnerable minority youth by building bridges to established cultural institutions in Vestegnen near Copenhagen. The target group is young people between 15 and 30 years 
The project has received DKK 500,000. 

7. New in nature with the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations North Zealand as the lead partner

The project is training 24 young nature guides, and will hold nature events in two municipalities in which young people open the eyes of young people to the experience opportunities in the nature around them. 
The target group is 24 young people aged 13-18 years, who will be trained as nature guides, and 350 children aged between 6-12 years, who will take part in nature events. 
The project has received DKK 352,000.

8. DOX:CONNECT with CPH:DOX under the Copenhagen Film Festival as the lead partner. 

The project works with young people whose participation in the community requires dedicated recruitment and networking initiatives in marginalised residential areas for example. The target group is young people between 16 and 25 years 
The project has received DKK 350,000. 

9. Raw Festival with Kulturmetropolen as the lead partner

The project will develop and organise a two-day festival for the young, with focus on co-creation, youth-to-youth dissemination and an inclusive approach to the concept of culture. The target group is children and young people aged 13 to 24 years. 
The project has received DKK 100,000.

10. Young Copenhageners and Art Hall meet each other through contemporary art with GL Strand art association and the lead partner 

Project hosts visits to exhibitions and workshops at which young people make their own creative projects and present artistic experiences and projects. The target group is children aged 10 to 13 years. 
The project has received DKK 220,000.





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