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3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

The new Danish Agency for Culture combines responsibility for arts, heritage, literature and media.

3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

A new agency for Castles and Cultural properties was established in January 2012.

3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.3 European / international actors and programmes

The proposal for EU legislation on ‘orphan’ works will be finalized during the Danish presidency.

3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.3 European / international actors and programmes

Culture has a central role in the Danish EU presidency from Jan-June 2012, including CULTURE and MEDIA after 2013.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

New music plan for 2012-2015 includes initiatives totalling 135.5 million DKK.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

Debate arose in 2011 over governmental report on the Danish arts funding system.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

Concern over lack of funds for national organisations in the prestigious new Royal Theatre.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

A new action plan for the Danish Arts Council outlined for 2011-2015.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

Criticism has been expressed over Denmark’s approval of ACTA.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

New focus on quality and more classic public broadcasting for Danmarks Radio.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

The new government programme A Denmark That Stands Together introduces cultural policy as identity policy.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

A new report in 2011 recommends changes to future working of museums in Denmark.

4.2 Recent policy issues and debates

4.2.6 Media pluralism and content diversity

A report on future media support in Denmark focuses on technology, consumer markets and increased internationalization.

Denmark/ 4.2 Recent policy issues and debates

4.2.6 Media pluralism and content diversity

The new Media Agreement for 2011-2014 focuses on quality and diversity, with more focus on Danish art and culture.

Denmark/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

Local Government Reform in Denmark has caused a huge debate on theatre policy and the poor status of local theatres and small city theatres. Much needed funding has been reduced.

Denmark/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.4 Literature and libraries

The role of digital library services as opposed to books have caused debate in recent years.

6.2 Public cultural expenditure

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Cultural budget for 2012 not increased despite election promises.

6.2 Public cultural expenditure

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Debate has arisen over the running costs of the Royal Theatre at expense of productions.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.1 Institutional overview

Higher education in design, conservation, architecture and libraries has been moved from the Dept. of Culture.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.1 Institutional overview

A 2012 report on internationalisation of education indicates that this is a priority area.