We are a people driven, cross-media cultural publication and platform, giving a voice to all cultural and social heritage in Aarhus. We publish in both Danish and English. AarhusCulture was founded on 6 August 2012 by exiled writer and activist, Tendai, and is now run by Aarhus Blog Cultural Association- Cvr Number; 700017-5875.
Our motto is Experience Aarhus and we practice “people to people journalism” in such a way that technology and reality are constantly intertwined and when one voice is tired, others are speaking out, constantly generating content, for many decades to come, by the very nature of our adaptability to change and constant innovation.
The Mayor of Aarhus offered us his moral support and the following are his words, concerning AarhusCulture;
”Aarhus er en by, der hylder tolerancen og respekten mellem mennesker. Den frodige mangfoldighed af kulturer fra hele verden er en af byens store kvaliteter, som vi skal værne om og understøtte.
For vi ved, at det ofte er i mødet og dialogen mellem forskelligheder, at nye idéer opstår og verden udvikler sig. Jeg ser aarhusblog.com som et spændende mødested mellem mennesker – og som en gevinst for byen. ”
“Aarhus is a city that celebrates tolerance and respect between people. The rich diversity of cultures from around the world is one of the city’s great qualities that we must cherish and support.
For we know that it is often in the encounter and dialogue between differences that new ideas arise and the world evolves. I see aarhusblog.com as an exciting meeting place between people – and a win for the city. “ -JACOB BUNDSGAARD-
Ten Reasons Why we are good for the city of Aarhus:
1. Aarhus Culture has been viewed by over 70000 Aarhus and Danish residents, providing useful cultural and social information. We bring people from all cultural backgrounds together.
a.) We have one of the most culturaly diverse team of writers in Aarhus.
b.) Our readership is made up of a diverse audience, about 70% readers from Denmark (mostly Aarhus) and the rest of the world.
c.) Many people from across the world visit our site to get information about Aarhus and some often write to us to enquire on activities to do, where to stay etc.
2. We have a vast archive of information on Aarhus. Some have even considered us a mini encyclopedia of Aarhus culture and one can test this notion by searching for any aarhus culture related terms on our site and see how much content we have on any given subject. We predict that in a year, we will be appearing on the top of every google page, when someone googles “Aarhus” and our growing visibility is a sign of a growing and loyal readership as a big chunk of our readers come from search engines.
3. Considering the Aarhus population, we reach over 15% of Aarhus and provide useful information to this growing demographic.
4. We have promoted the work of so many diverse artists and cultural institutions since we started and one only need to look at out content to see this. We have profiled and interviewed many local artists and covered many local festivals and many cultural events. This is because our diverse team of bloggers brings different content to the publication.
5. This is one of the biggest local writing teams ever assembled, in which all cultures have freedom of speech to express themselves.
6. We have many good working relations with many of the city’s cultural institutions and we support them directly and indirectly in several ways, thus contributing to the cultural infrastructure of the city of Aarhus. See our affiliated institutions page to see more of this growing phenomenon.
7. We promote networks amongst the unlikeliest of people. By bringing these different cultural people together in an atmosphere of tolerance, we encourage many creative collaborations and partnerships which give this city diverse innovation. This will give rise to many interesting creative expressions from our City.
8. We are also very active off line. We have events once a month and we promote local poets, writers, painters, sculptures, magicians, brake dancers,graphic artists etc from Aarhus through these events. One of the poets we promote is signing a book publishing deal with the leading publisher in Denmark.
9. We have published over 400 articles on different Aarhus culture subjects since we started. This means we have a large library of opinions about this city’s expressions. In two years, we will have the most diverse voices of Aarhus on one publication.
10. We are working with writers from EU 2014 Culture City of Umea in Sweden. The cultural exchange writing program encourages the two future culture cities to learn from one another and promote ties.