The national society of Danish cultural centres Kulturhusene i Danmark is an NGO with 90 cultural centres as members.
The society was established in 1987 with all activities funded by the members and since 1999 partly funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The general aim of the society is to strengthen and develop local artistic and cultural activity based on democratic and participatory qualities.
Kulturhusene i Danmark distributes relevant information to and between the members, politicians, civil servants, experts and others with an interest in the area. This is mainly done by organizing public meetings and conferences of current interest. Kulturhusene i Danmark furthermore provides consultancy to members of the society as well as to local authorities regarding all sorts of problems in connection with management or establishing of cultural centres.
The cultural centres are seen as the necessary physical frame around cultural processes primarily based on local initiative. Although the centres differ a lot when it comes to size and facilities, they all share the fundamental purpose of arranging and presenting cultural events on a professional level, as well as facilitating local cultural initiatives with both know-how, rooms and workshops.