Creative Industries

Creativity thrives in Aarhus. The Danish heritage of user-oriented design and the collaborative spirit of Aarhus creates an inspiring space for architects and designers to break traditional boundaries. Working across sectors and industries, our creative minds develop solutions that make a difference locally as well as internationally.

Partner up on creativity
Creative partnerships thrive in Aarhus too. Within the creative industries, collaboration between local educational institutions and businesses is generating exciting new developments in architecture, new technology and design. International architectural firms like Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architechts, C.F. Møller and Arkitema, design agencies and fashion companies provide a constant flow of innovation and creativity.

No passing trend
The fashion industry is also growing: Aarhus houses many leading companies, such as Bestseller, Hummel and Minimum. The design degree programmes at VIA University College offer creative minds the tools they need to make an impact in the fashion world. Fashion is and will continue to be a strategic focus area for our city. In Aarhus, creativity is both a way of life and way of making a living.

Educate to create
We believe in nurturing creative talent. The Aarhus School of Architecture offers our many design agencies and architectural offices a steady supply of quirky minds that dare to challenge conventions.

Aarhus is a fantastic area if you want to rethink your business. For many years we have been talking about thinking ‘out of the box’ in terms of innovation and creativity. I think this is wrong. You have to think ‘on the edge of the box’ and rethink what you are already doing.
Christian Stadil, Owner, Hummel