Background

Background

Background

In 2007 a Cultural Agreement between the Ministry of Culture and the Culture Region Wadden Sea was signed. The Culture Region consists of the four Wadden Sea municipalities Esbjerg, Fanø, Tønder and Varde. Inspired of a cultural project “Springflod” from 2006 and as a result of the Cultural Agreement in 2007 it was decided to let art express and interpret the culture and nature of the Wadden Sea areas. This was the beginning of the Vadehavsfestival.

Vadehavsfestival 2008 was the start of a rewarding collaboration across the four municipalities. The festival is a cultural event of high priority as the festival focuses on the unique values of the area and generally helps to strengthen, enhance and develop the Wadden Sea area. The festival is the only major cultural event in Denmark that unites the unique Danish Wadden Sea nature with culture.

The festival is held in the Wadden Sea area - from Varde in the north to Tønder in the south and funded by the Culture Region Wadden Sea, Ministry of Culture, foundations and sponsors. The festival takes place every second year.