Velkommen til det internationale børnekulturtopmøde

Children need arts
- global summit

Kunsten og kulturens værdiskabelse
for børn og samfund

8. – 9. maj 2023 i København


Day 1
8 May 2023

The Royal Playhouse – The Royal Danish Theatre

08:15 – 09:15

Arrival & registration
Coffee/tea and morning bun

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome, agenda and introduction by moderators Adam Holm, Lotte Thor and Anna Porse Nielsen

09:40 – 09:55

Opening speech by Jakob Engel-Schmidt, Minister for Culture, DK

09:55 – 10:00

A young person’s story – video presentation

10:00 – 10:15

Facts about lack of well-being and loneliness among society’s children and young people by international keynote speaker (TBA)

10:15 – 10:45

Learning, Arts, Belonging (LAB): A laboratory approach to arts education in schools incl. Q&A (5 min incl.)
Holly Bass, USA, National Director, Turnaround Arts, Washington

10:45 – 10:55

Musical feature by children and young people from The Children’s Home in Uummannaq, Greenland, students from The Music School in Thorshavn, The Faroe Islands, and music students from Denmark under the direction of Ron Davis Alvarez, Sweden

10:55 – 11:15

Break – coffee/tea & fruit

11:15 – 11:55

The right to arts education – incl. Q&A
Gert Biesta, NL, Professor of Public Education at the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy, Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professor of Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

11:55 – 12:25

Arts for Young Audiences
Ståle Stenslie, NO, Department director at the Norwegian National Agency for arts and culture for all children, Norway

12:25 – 13:25

Standing lunch with a selection of Aamann’s organic specialties incl. 1 water or beer

13:25 – 13:55

Everyone can sing
Children’s choir on the stage led by Signe Sørensen, DK, and presentation by Lars Ole Bonde, DK, Emeritus Professor, Center for Research in Music and Health, the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

13:55 – 14:35

Future-making with Children: Why Arts matter – incl. Q&A 
Pamela Burnard, UK, PhD, Professor of Arts, Creativities and Educations, University of Cambridge, England

14:35 – 14:55

Break – coffee/tea & cake

14:55 – 15:25

School – Finland’s largest Cultural Centre
Aleksi Valta, FI, Executive Director, Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers, Finland

15:25 – 15:30

Summary by moderators

From 15:30

Transportation to the H.C. Andersen Castle, Tivoli

H.C. Andersen Castle, Tivoli

16:30 – 17:30

International networking event facilitated by Anna Porse Nielsen (don’t worry – it will be fun and there will be a glass of sparkling wine, beer/water and snacks)

The Tivoli Youth Guard stops by

Thanks for today and see you tomorrow for Day 2

Free admission ticket to Tivoli afterwards

Day 2
9 May 2023


08:00 – 08:50

Arrival & registration

Brass instrumentalists play from Axelborg’s tower

Morning coffee/tea, croissant & fruit

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome, agenda and introduction by moderators Adam Holm and Anna Porse Nielsen

09:05 – 09:30

An enactive approach to habits
Kjeld Fredens, DK, brain researcher, physician and author

09:30 – 10:10

“It takes a village to raise a child”
The value of collaboration when working with children and the arts – incl. Q&A
Elfa Lilja Gísladóttir, IS, head of Arts for all, Ministry of Culture and Business
Harpa Rut Hilmarsdóttir, IS, project manager of children’s culture in Reykjavik
Kristin Valsdóttir, IS, head of Department of Arts Education at the Iceland University of the Arts 

10:15 – 10:35

The Faroese music school model
Ólavur Olsen, FO, Vice Principal, The Faroe Music School, Tórshavn

10:35 – 10:55

Break – coffee/tea & fruit

10:55 – 11:25

Musical practice as part of the development for children and adolescents
Ron Davis Alvarez, VEN, founder & conductor, Dream Orchestra, Sweden

11:25 – 11:55

Creative processes through meetings with art and culture – for all children
Thure Dan Petersen, DK, Head of culture, leisure and tourism in Lejre municipality
Sonja Eliassen, DK, Project manager for Kumult

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch – restaurant Nimb incl. 1 water or beer

13:00 – 13:50

Designing the future together: Mini workshop facilitated by Anna Porse Nielsen

13:50 – 14:05

Coffee/tea, cake and fruit

14:05 – 14:50

Debate forum moderated by Adam Holm with relevant businesspeople, politicians, cultural players, et al.

14:50 – 15:00

Conclusion and thanks for this time

Tilmeld dig nyhedsbrevet

Mød blandt andet

Biesta (NL)

Professor at Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK

Pamela Burnard (UK)

Professor of Arts, Creativities and Educations, Cambridge University

Holly Bass (USA)

National Director, Turnaround Arts, Washington DC

Ståle Stenslie (NO)

Department director at the Culture Tank – The Cultural School Bag

Aleksi Valta

Executive Director Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers

Kjeld Fredens (DK)

MD, brain scientist and author

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