Live Art Denmark was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. We have organized 14 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and 50 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally. We receive core funding from the Danish Art Council.

Foto: Malle Madsen

Henrik Vestergaard and Ellen Friis – Photo: Malle Madsen

Our board:

Mette Garfield  (chairman), Matthias Borello, Kristoffer Bramsen, Camilla Sort and Elise Waagepetersen

What is live art?

Live Art is more a way of thinking and doing than a rigid artistic discipline. Much of its cultural value lies in its experiential and exploratory nature – in its approaches to, and negotiation of, ideas, experiences, and things. We create and curate concepts which include and invite an audience of all ages to be a part of a discussion of our society.