Illustration: Jakob Lunden Jakobsen

An engaing and inspiring podcast series that brings together creatives from Ireland and Denmark to explore ideas and experiences, and perhaps even sowing the seeds for new creative collaborations across borders.

Ireland and Denmark, though modest in size, boast extraordinary vibrant and creative scenes that, despite their size, have succeeded in gaining great international attention and recognition in a large number of areas within cultural life. But the formal and informal structures and traditions in the arts and culture are in many ways completely different. What can we learn from each other? How can we inspire each other and strengthen the arts and creative industries in the long term in both countries?


It has been a long-held dream of mine to realize this podcast series. Having worked regularly in Ireland for 30 years (for DR, Danish Broadcasting Corporation), I have had ample opportunity to reflect and have many interesting conversations with inspiring people about how to provide a platform for artists, architects, chefs,  designers, musicians, writers, filmmakers and other creatives to share their work and inspire and learn from each other, fostering a sense of community and encouraging support for the creative industries in the two countries. A podcast is a brilliant medium for that.


It is my hope that the podcast can serve as a source of inspiration, that it can provide insights into different creative processes, career paths, and challenges faced by professionals in these fields, offering valuable advice and lessons. Guests may discover synergies, share resources, or even initiate joint projects as a result of their interactions on the podcast. I would really love that!

And I would really love to hear from those of you who are listening, whether it's suggestions for creatives to connect and exchange experiences or ideas for topics.

The podcast series is sponsored by Embassy of Ireland, Denmark