The Artistic Advisory Board assists the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation to select and put together the different events that will mark Hans Christian Andersen's 200th birthday throughout the world.
The members comprising the Board bring with them expertise in a number of artistic genres as well as the fields of education and tourism. Each category is composed of a local (Funen), a national and an international representative.
The members of the board are:
Associate Professor Dag Heede, Department of Literature, Culture and Media, University of Southern Denmark.
Professor Anne-Marie Mai, University of Southern Denmark, Chairman of the Danish Literature Council.
Professor Harold Bloom, Yale University.
Film and Television
Managing Director Eric Crone, FilmFyn
Bo Erhardt, Executive Producer, Nimbus Film
Director Bjørn Erichsen, European Broadcasting Union, Television Department
Principal Bertel Krarup, Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense
Artistic Director & General Manager Per Erik Veng, Danish National Symphony
Orchestra and Choirs
Composer Tan Dun
Director Karsten Ohrt, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik
Director Jens Erik Sørensen, The Aarhus Museum of Modern Art
Director Bera Nordal, Nordic Watercolour Museum
Theatre Manager Kasper Wilton, Odense Teater
General Manager Michael Christiansen, The Royal Theatre
Artistic Director Robyn Archer, Melbourne Festival
Chairman of the Board Claus Lynge, Teater Hedeland
School Leader Anna Grip, The Danish National School for Contemporary Dance
Programme Director Grace Lang, Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Ltd.
Manager Jan Aaskov, Rytmeposten and Jazzhouse Dexter
Songwriter and musician Steffen Brandt
Artist and Composer Jean Michel Jarre
Museums and Exhibitions
Executive Director Torben Grøngaard Jeppesen, Odense City Museums
Director General Erland Kolding Nielsen, The Royal Library
Assistant Director for Public Programs Robert D. Sullivan, The Smithsonian Institution of Washington D.C.
Managing Director Kim Foldmann Jørgensen, The Foundation FynTour
Lars Blicher-Hansen. Function Manager at the National Danish Tourist Board.
Consul General Michael Metz Mørch, Royal Danish Consulate General, New York
Artistic Director Lars Waage, Den Fynske Opera
Artistic Director Jacob F. Shokking, Holland House
Artistic Director Josphine Markovits, Festival d'Automne Paris
Managing Director Marius Byriel, Midtfyns Festival A/S
Managing and Artistic Director Allan Xenius Grige, Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre
General Coordinator Laurent Drano, Lille 2004
Professor of Multimedia Lars Qvortrup, University of Southern Denmark
Graphic Designer Morten Westermann, Oncotype Aps
Managing Director Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica Center
Professor Finn Hauberg Mortensen, Danish Institute for Upper Secondary Pedagogics, University of Southern Denmark
Rector Lars Henrik Schmidt, The Danish University of Education
Representative Morten Giersing, UNICEF, Bangladesh