Most of the cultural institutions have undergone major changes in the legal and financial status according to the Local Government Reform that came into force on 1 January 2007. The reform implies a new responsibility between the state and local level in the Danish cultural model (see chapter 1.2.2 and chapter 4.2). No institutions have been transformed to e.g. private companies.
In recent years, the government has be active in stimulating a new partnership between public cultural institutions and private sponsors and foundations through the contract management system (see chapter 2.1), experimental projects for artists and the cultural industries (see chapter 3.5.1) and tax exemptions for private companies, foundations and sponsors (see chapter 4.1.2).