Welcome to The Nordic Cultural Institute website
The Nordic Cultural Institute is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to cultural
policy research. The Institute carries out research on a project-by-project basis with
support from cultural agencies, institutions and research committees in Denmark, the
Nordic countries and the rest of Europe.
The Institute specialises in the analysis and
evaluation of modern cultural policy in a comparative and international perspective.
- ICCPR Conference in Istanbul, August 19-24th 2008.
Since 1998 Peter Duelund has been a member of the scientific committee of the international cultural policy research network
International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR). Every second year the network organizes an international
scientific conference on cultural policy on a recognized university inside or outside Europe. The first conference was organized
at University of Copenhagen in 1997. The latest conference, ICCPR 2008, was organized in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2008 with
participation of researchers from all over the world. Peter Duelund was responsible for the preparation and holding of the
conference's summarizing debate on Identity and Nationalism in European Cultural Policy. Download the papers presented
at the conference and read more about ICCPR 2008 at the website
- Peter Duelund nominated by The Danish Ministry of Culture.
The Danish Ministry of Culture has in June 2006 nominated Head of Research, Peter Duelund from Nordic Cultural Institute
as the Danish research member to The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. The compendium is a unique,
up-to-date and comprehensive on-line information and monitoring system on cultural developments in Europe providing easy
access to data, facts, comparisons and trends as well as summaries of current debates on national cultural policy.
At present, the system includes some thirty country profiles. The Compendium is a transnational programme initiated by
the Council of Europe Culture Committee and Secretariat and has been running since 1998. The Compendium has become a
working tool consulted on a daily basis by authorities, institutions and individuals involved in cultural policy making
and research not only in Europe but world-wide. It is worked out by independent researchers in the field of Cultural
Policy studies. Data and further information for downloading is available on www.culturalpolicies.net.
Peter Duelund, head of the Nordic Cultural Institute has published a new article about the development in
Nordic Cultural Policy 1960-2003. Building on Jürgen Habermas' theories on rationality and communication the article suggests a model
for analyzing cultural policy in modern societies.
The Nordic Cultural Model - the concluding report from Nordic
Cultural Policy in Transition - has been reviewed and well received.
Read extracts from Kevin Mulcahys review i "The Journal of Art Management, Law and Society"
Subscribe to the Nordic Cultu-ral Institute electronic news-letter and recieve information about
our activities and publications.
The Nordic Cultural Model is the concluding report from the research project Nordic Cultural Policy in
Transition. The report is now available through the NCI website.