Collaborations in Denmark
KUR – The Rectors’ Conference of
the Danish Ministry of Culture
The Rectors’ Conference of the Danish Ministry of Culture (in Danish KUR – De kunstneriske uddannelsers rektorer) is a collaborative body for the Danish state-operated institutes of education that fall under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture.
The Rectors’ Conference includes the rectors and other members of staff. The Danish Ministry of Culture acts as secretariat for KUR. In addition to this, the institutions of KUR engage in various bilateral collaborative schemes. KUR comprises the following institutions:
- The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts
- The Royal Danish Academy of Music
- Rhythmic Music Conservatory
- The National Film School of Denmark
- The Danish National School of Performing Arts
- Syddansk Musikkonservatorium – Danish National Academy of Music
- The Royal Academy of Music – Aarhus/Aalborg
Department of Arts and Cultural Studies,
University of Copenhagen
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts collaborate with the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, offering PhD fellowships on art-related subjects. All PhD fellows are enrolled at the University of Copenhagen, but will conduct their work at the Schools of Visual Arts. You can find a list of PhD fellowships here
The academy is member of CAKI – Center for Anvendt Kunstnerisk Innovation (Center for Applied Artistic Innovation) – which supports and promotes artistic and creative education in Copenhagen.
CAKI activities are available to students and professors alike. CAKI works with three main focus areas: Interdisciplinarity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Find more about CAKI here
KUNO is a Nordic and Baltic network for state-recognised institutions of higher fine art education. KUNO arranges annual conventions as well as various collaborative projects on a range of education activities.
You can find a list of KUNO members here
The Schools of Visual Arts enjoy extensive international collaboration with other institutes of education.
The Schools of Visual Arts are part of Erasmus – the European action scheme to promote student mobility and exchange programmes in Europe – and has also set up exchange schemes with a few select institutions outside of Europe.
The Schools of Visual Arts also carries out international projects with other collaborative partners.
Other collaborative schemes
Finally, The Schools of Visual Arts collaborate with numerous local authorities and museums in Denmark and abroad. Such collaborations usually give rise to specific projects and exhibitions; you can find examples here