LARS SEEBERG (DK)
STRATEGY FOR LOCAL CULTURE
Lars Seeberg has worked in the international arts and cultural scene for the last 30 years. As secretary general of the Aarhus Festival for 10 years he co-produced and presented a host of the most important Danish and international artists in the field of theatre, dance, performance, music, music theatre and visual arts.
During the first 5 years of this century he initiated and designed the bicentenary of fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen. The world wide celebration reached millions of people and succeeded in refreshing the established view of the renowned writer through new translations, new approaches for schools and reinterpretations by Danish and international artists in all artistic fields.
As director of see@rt he now shares his experience in the international arts field as an artistic advisor for theatres, multicultural venues, the Danish Cultural Ministery and funding initiatives of the European Commission, the Nordic Cultural Foundation and the European Council. He has been member of several boards, among them the Royal Theatre of Denmark. Besides he was the director of Theatron – an EU-project on audience development with partner theatres and festivals from all over Europe.
Lars Seeberg has just been appointed by the Danish Minister for Culture to the position of Chairman of the Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding and board member of The Danish Arts Foundation. During the next four years he will work as an expert of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.
Based in Denmark and Berlin and with working relations as far as China he offers his ideas and network for the creation of new works and the exchange of already existing productions around the world.