A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated at the international

Children need arts
- global summit


Global Summit

Target group

The Children Need Arts – Global Summit 2023 is directed towards actors, decision makers and other interests in the cultural, social and educational fields who devote themselves to and are interested in the development of children and young people through arts and culture.

Programme teaser

The Royal Playhouse

The Royal Playhouse is the setting for the summit’s first day of activities

Gert Biesta (NL)

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

Musical feature

Pamela Burnard (UK)

Professor of Arts, Creativities and Educations, Cambridge University


Adam Holm and Lotte Thor Høgsberg are the moderators for both days of the summit

Aleksi Valta (FI)

Executive Director Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers

Musical performance

Musical performance by young musicians from the Children’s Home, Uummannaq, Greenland

Holly Bass (USA)

National Director, Turnaround Arts, Washington DC

Ståle Stenslie (NO)

Department director at the Culture Tank – The Cultural School Bag


Networking reception at the H.C. Andersen Castle, Tivoli, followed by free admission to Tivoli

Ron Davis Alvarez (SE)

Founder, conductor – Dream Orchestra

Musical feature

Musical welcome by wind instrumentalists from The Band of the Royal Life Guards

Harpa Rut Hilmarsdóttir (IS)

Case presentation by
four power women from Iceland incl. Harpa Rut Hilmarsdóttir

Kjeld Fredens (DK)

MD, brain scientist and author

Call to action

The future’s opportunities – The future’s solutions. Formulation of joint strategy for further action

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