Culture Guides

for Active Ageing

Culture Guides for Active Ageing

is a Nordplus Adult development project from August 2013 to July 2015




See the Project Leaflet here


The partnership circle consists of

  • The National Association of Adult Education in Art and Culture from Denmark (MOF)
  • Rite Folk High School from Latvia
  • Tartu Folk High School from Estonia
  • Estate Academy of Museum Rumsiskes from Lithuania


The overall aim is to develop and promote new culture guide services in the voluntary arts and culture associations targeting current low- or non-users of art and culture among marginalised social groups, especially with focus on learning for senior citizens.


Planned results are

  1. To improve the organisational capacity of voluntary arts and culture associations to facilitate new culture guide services.
  2. To develop innovative curricula and training course modules for culture guide volunteers.
  3. To provide new knowledge, methods and practise from a series of local pilot works with culture guide offerings to marginalised senior citizens in different living areas.
  4. To publish a Nordic-Baltic Handbook presenting the know-how, methodologies, and Best Practise of culture guide services.
  5. To deliver a sustainable dissemination including four national conferences, a project web portal, and the initiating of a Nordic-Baltic network for facilitators and volunteers engaged in culture guide services.








This development project has been supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers' funding program for lifelong learning, Nordplus Adult, administered by the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation (UI).


This web site reflects the views only of the project consortium, and the Administrators of the Nordplus programme cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Info from the first partner meeting at Rite Folk High School, 11 - 13 Sept 2013 - see here


Info about the itiatial local pilot works, Oct 2013 – May 2014 - see here.

Info from the second partner meeting at Tartu Folk High School, 17 - 18 June 2014 - see here


Info about the completed culture guide pilot work, June – Nov 2014 - see here


Info from the third and final partner meeting at Vartov, Copenhagen, 8 - 9 Dec 2014 - see here


Info about the Handbook on culture guide work, Published 1 April 2015 - see here


Info about the national conferences, carried out in May 2015 - see here

The need


It is an important goal for modern welfare states that all citizens have the opportunity to participate in art and culture.


However, this is not the case. The social groups with a short education and low income, groups marginalised from the work life and some senior citizens are low-users or often non-users of the local art and culture offerings.


The reasons may - as it is seen in the report from the Danish Ministry of Culture, "The cultural habits of Danes, 2012" - be many, but it is important that we do something about it.