05 · 07 · 2022

New publication: Cultural Rights Manual

In cooperation with the Danish Cultural Institute, we have recently published the Cultural Rights Manual to intensify the focus on what cultural rights are and how they can be used.


Many cultural professionals, decision-makers, authorities, activists, and citizens in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries, Denmark, and the wider world, lack basic knowledge of cultural rights.


Cultural rights are part of our universal human rights, and their definition is broad: they include the right to education, the right to participate in cultural life, the right to benefit from scientific progress and its applications, and the rights of authors.


The Cultural Rights Manual accentuates the importance of cultural rights and how and why these are useful today. Furthermore, the manual touches upon multiple aspects of culture and cultural rights in relation to both human rights, diversity, sustainability, freedom, gender, climate and more.


In this manual, you can learn more about the interrelation between cultural rights-holders and cultural rights duty-bearers. This manual is also a tool to support your rights as a person working within the cultural sphere.


Authors Helle Porsdam and Ole Reitov

Foreword Olaf Gerlach Hansen

Design Daria Sazanovich

Proofreading Daryl Mersom

Curators Yuliya Zakolyabina and Darya Goga


Read the Cultural Rights Manual here.

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