The Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation is currently located at Det Adelige Jomfrukloster in Odense, Denmark. It plans, coordinates and acts as mediator for the entire celebration of Hans Christian Andersen's bicentenary nationally as well as internationally.
Supporting the fund are the Danish State via the Ministries of Culture and Economic and Business Affairs, the Municipality of Odense, the County of Funen and the Bikuben Foundation.
The Board of the Foundation consists of eight members, chaired by Director Poul Bache, The Danish Agency for the Arts. In total, the Board has two representatives from the Municipality of Odense/County of Funen, three representatives from the Danish State, and three representatives from the Bikuben Foundation.
The Board is made up of the following members:
Director Poul Bache, The Danish Agency for the Arts (chairperson).
Councilperson Jørgen Lund, Municipality of Odense.
County Council Chairperson Jan Boye, County of Funen.
Information Officer Niels Jørgen Langkilde, MTG.
Chairperson Peter Højland, Bikuben Foundation.
Director Kay Dam Steffensen, Bikuben Foundation.
Film- and Theater-Director Kaspar Rostrup.
Manager, Event Denmark, Danish Tourist Board, Lars Blicher-Hansen.
The Secretariat of the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation consists of the following persons:
Acting Head of Secretariat Mette Sigaard.
Artistic adviser Lars Seeberg.
Program manager Jakob Steen Olsen.
Program Coordinator Helena N. Jørgensen.
Project coordinator Louise Just.
Business lawyer Thomas Abildtrup.
Secretary Helle Vandet Nielsen.
Secretary Karin Krohn Sarris.
Assistant Lone Kjær.
Also affiliated is Have PR & Communication who is responsible for public affairs.