ABOUT UKH

A COMMUNITY // A CULTURAL PLATFORM

A safe and secure space for young people to unfold, find peace of mind and be creative. You decide whether to come by for a cup of coffee, to create, or to contribute to what the house should incorporate.
You understand UKH by experiencing it. We believe that the transition from ideas to action must be as short as possible. That is why all young people are encouraged to step inside and use the house.

DANCE ROOM // DARKROOM // SEWING AND GRAPHIC WORKSHOPS // REHEARSAL ROOM // MUSIC AND ART STUDIOS // THEATER // FOOD COMMUNITIES // CREATIVE WRITING // EVENTS // MEETING ROOMS

YOU CAN FIND THE WHOLE WORLD IN UKH

We include those who include others. With us you grow without noticing. Here you can get to know yourself, grow by practising your skills and be a part of a community that transcends culture/gender/art/experience.

UKH IS A DO-OCRACY

Those who engage in the house are the ones who influence it and have a say in the decisions. The established staff members work to support the young people and their projects. The staff and the young people collaborate to form the house.

UKH has (finally) got a permanent address in Aarhus’ former County Hospital. Now the house can absolutely grow bigger and stronger.

UKH Policy

§ UKH is those young people who make use of the Youth Culture House
§ No violence, racism, drunkness or drugs – It results in suspension!
§ Alcohol is not allowed from Monday – Thursday at 7 P.M.
§ ALWAYS leave the house as you found it
§ The COVID-19 recommendations must be respected

TALENT AARHUS

Picture from our first event collaborating with Talent Aarhus. Here the concept of talent was discussed by 35 creative young people from, among others, Dansk Talent Akademi, Aarhus Billede- og Medieskole, Teaterhuset Filuren and Skrivekunstskolen.

UKH is an informal talent environment, built on free will, networking and collaboration. The house facilitates both personal development and immersion. However, it also helps you develop tools by collaborating with others, serving as a useful experience for your career. As soon as you, the practising artist, are ready to go, UKH is ready for your exhibition, concert, or event.

With a three-year grant from Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen, the Cultural Governance has launched a local collaboration about artistic talent development in the municipality. UKH is a partner in the project and is planning a series of events and festivities within this area. If you would like further information about Talent Aarhus, contact Lone.

OUR HISTORY

2014-2015
A temporary youth culture house starts in pavilions on Godsbanen in March 2014. The involvement process starts with the aim of getting young people involved in the project and giving their input on what a youth culture house should contain and where it should be located. A one-month experiment takes place in Rå Hal in October/November 2014, where a one-moth youth culture laboratory is established in collaboration with Bureau Detours and Institut for (X).
2015
The house gets the name UKH and it is celebrated with festivities!
2015-2017
The Youth Culture House moves into the former Børnenes Hus in Hjortensgade 23. Staff are hired to oversee the daily operations. A music studio is built, a studio is established, and many house meetings are held. DFUNK moves in and becomes a permanent partner in UKH. In the large hall, several skaters and parkourists stay and train. UKH’s first Art and Culture Festival takes place in 2017 and bears the name IYAC – International Youth Arts and Culture. The festival is created in collaboration with Skrivekunstskolen, Gøglerskolen, Skolen for Kunst- og Design, Cirkus Tværs, BLOCK and Radar.
2017-2019
In July 2017, UKH moves into Knudrisgade 5, which previously housed the National Population Register and the Tax Administration. A new and larger building offers new opportunities, and UKH is expanding considerably in both activity level and number of users. Now rooms are connected, which are rented out to young artists and musicians. Communal dinners become important gathering points that draw new young people into the house. The SPACE festivals is born and run in May 2018 and December 2018, respectively.

EVALUATION

In 2017, an evaluation of UKH was conducted. Urban Goods prepared an evaluation that we are quite proud of. The evaluation was designed so that it partly tells the story of UKH, and partly so that you can dive into the report with your own perspective whether you are a young person, a professional or a politician. The evaluation is called UKH – The House of Opportunities, and that is exactly how we want young people to see and experience our house.

You can find the entire evaluation in the link below.

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