East Jutland covers a relatively small geographical area where culture is never far away.
On a single day, you have the opportunity to see bog bodies and Celtic silver treasures in Aarhus, modern art in Silkeborg and round off the day and night with a concert at one of the many venues in East Jutland.
East Jutland has a very rich cultural scene. With its many educational institutions and large proportion of young people, Aarhus is the cultural hub of the area, but cultural activities are found everywhere. Several municipalities have formulated their own independent cultural policies based on local attractions and resources, e.g. historical monuments, traditions for special crafts etc.
Despite the many cultural activities to choose from, it is not difficult to find the right ones. Almost all activities are advertised on the Internet, and there are also a number of cultural guides, both online and printed. Just go online and search for time and place and see what pops up.
Funding for cultural activities
In Denmark, practically all cultural activities are subsidised by public funds, whether it is an archaeological exhibition or a punk rock concert at a small venue or a prestigious art museum. A number of established institutions receive an annual grant towards meeting current expenses, and private organisers of cultural activities can apply for grants as required for various events, large and small. The underlying principle is that culture should be accessible, both financially and geographically.
The large towns and cities have the highest concentration of cultural activities, but local communities also offer a number, e.g. museums or annually recurring festivals.