Change together with children, young people, and adults from all parts of society.

CC Community

CC Communities is a series of art projects that create change alongside children, young people, and adults from all parts of society. We forge new connections across cultures, areas, and industries, resulting in concrete initiatives such as workshops, youth corps, and clubs.

Our approach is developmental and explorative, driven by curiosity and the desire to exchange experiences, knowledge, and cultivate relationships through art. We constantly strive to invite and engage new partners.

You can read about all our collaborations here on this page.

From Invisible Paths to the Area Development Skjolds Plads

In the years 2019-2022 CC was a partner in Invisible Paths, a project supported by the Danish Palaces and Culture Agency’s pool for art and culture in residential areas.

The project took place in the neighbourhood of Sigynsgade in Copenhagen, and the project participants were owner association, association of co-housing flats, the housing associations VIBO and Bo-Vita, artists, residents, and CC.

Since 2018, CC has collaborated with the Integration Plan of the area. In the project, art was the turning point for achieving the project objectives concerning more safety as well as new communities crossing age groups, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Residents and artists collaborated about alternative ways to create art together via artistic apprenticeship, co-creation, art trips, workshops, and participation in the Art Club. More than 10 professional visual artists participated. CC had a seat on the board, in the method group, and in the Art Club.

The members of the Art Club were all residents in the area around Krakas Plads. Everyone – children, youths, and adults – could be members. We met to experience, discuss, and create art together, and the club also had formal tasks deciding which artists were to develop art works and activities in the area.

Art Container and other art works

As part of the project, CC established, in collaboration with residents, artists, and the Integration Plan Our Neighbourhood, an Art Container on Krakas Plads, and a number of other temporary art works were created in the area – among others an art garden.

The Art Club continues their work driving art works and art spaces, and now the activities with art as a method for change continue via a collaboration between CC and the Area Development Skjolds Plads.

CC hopes to continue the close collaboration with the residential area in many different ways, among others with the free time jobbers from the residential area, bus trips with visits to CC, and family weeks in the summer.


Kunstdemokraterne (the Art Democrats) at Copenhagen Contemporary is a community of youngsters aged 15–25 working with art, politics, activism, and democracy via various activities, events, workshops, and collaborative projects.

Kunstdemokraterne have created a space where dialogue, reflection, and inspiration are converted into action and physical shapes and the group’s work often leads to concrete initiatives involving other young people. With art as a pivot, Kunstdemokraterne constitutes a voice in society.

The group created an artwork for the ‘Ungdommens Folkemøde’ (youth rally), visited the Sjælsmark departure centre for rejected asylum seekers, collaborated with Ungdomsøen (youth island), arranged a banner workshop as part of the concept ‘Statement Studio’, organised the poster campaign ‘Lyt Højere’ (listen up) in Copenhagen, and much more.

All youngsters can take part

Art provides the framework for the work of Kunstdemokraterne (the Art Democrats), but you don’t have to be an artist to take part. Participants’ ideas set the agenda.
Kunstdemokraterne meet every other Thursday in the group’s workshop at CC – they eat together, work in the workshop, and develop projects.

If you would like to know more, you can follow their Facebook group, turn up for the next Thursday meeting, or contact Emma Sofie Jensen at

Kunstdemokraterne receive financial support from the Roskilde Fonden.

Kunstdemokraterne x SUMH

In 2022, Kunstdemokraterne and the Association of Young People with Disabilities (SUMH) invited participants to engage in an interactive art experiment focusing on and exploring the concept of TOLERANCE. The project culminated in an exhibition at CC highlighting TOLERANCE, marking the culmination of a year-long collaboration between Kunstdemokraterne and SUMH.

Several artworks in the exhibition were created in collaboration with participants from the People’s Meeting (Folkemødet) on Bornholm and the Youth People’s Meeting (Ungdommens Folkemøde) in Valby. Participants contributed their thoughts on what tolerance means and its current significance.

The TOLERANCE project is part of a two-year collaboration between Kunstdemokraterne and SUMH. Each year, activities have included participation at the People’s Meeting on Bornholm, the Youth People’s Meeting, and an event at CC in connection with International Disability Day on December 3rd.

We extend our thanks to the Bevica Foundation for making this collaboration possible.

Thursday Club

Workshops, artworks, discussions, noise, and games. When the Thursday Club, an out-of-school club for the 10-15-year-olds living in Lundtoftegade, takes over the art centre, the house is a hive of activity. The club now has its own club room and, with art hosts, they engage in activities throughout the centre as well as outside. The idea is to invite their families, too.

CC has designed this out-of-school activity together with Nørrebrobyggerne, a social initiative in Lundtoftegade in the Nørrebro district, and the exhibition venue Til Vægs. The goal was to develop an initiative to offer artistic leisure activities on a group basis and surrounded by art to give the youngsters an opportunity to experience art as a path to bolster creativity, joy, and self-confidence. In the long term, the youngsters could perhaps work at CC in their spare time.

New Competences receives financial support from the Sportgoodsfonden.

Interview med Nadia Nadim

In connection with the exhibition Art of Sport, CC Studio has made a sports magazine. Here, members of the Thursday Club have contributed with drawings, competitions and much more. Huda and Yasmin from the club have even had the luck of interviewing their biggest idol, the football player Nadia Nadim!

Read along in their interview here.