A national hub for animation, gaming and XR

Since 2000, a national hub of animation, gaming, XR and new media has evolved in the area of the Animation School. In 2019, this led to Viborg being designated as one of only 17 UNESCO Creative City – Media Arts globally.  

Among the 17 cities are Toronto, Austin, Tel Aviv, Sapporo, Gwangju, Dakar and not least European visual creative strongholds like Enghien les Bains (Paris), York, Linz, Braga  and Karlsruhe. Thus, connecting to Viborg, you will also connect to the leading media arts cities worldwide.

The visual Viborg is characterized by a constant flow of global knowledge, education, talent and productions. It makes Viborg a perfect place to establish a studio or a company that works within entertainment, digital marketing or functional animation, XR and gaming.

Arsenalet is Viborg’s creative cluster of businesses working within animation, games and new media. Arsenalet is situated in Viborg right next to The Animation Workshop. Arsenalet is home to more than 40 companies, start-ups and freelancers.

Viborg Animation Festival is Denmark’s largest animation festival. For a whole week in September, you can enjoy a carefully curated free film programme in the cinema, visit arts exhibitions incorporating animation in art works and installations, and attend conferences about learning, health and communication where animation, gaming and new technology play a key role.

Finally, in Viborg you will find a very strong relationship between the municipality, visual and creative educational institutions and the business community.

Viborg - UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.

As a UNESCO Creative city of Media arts, Viborg is known for its vibrant and creative environment evidenced by its multiple creative collaborations with both internal and external actors.
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For more information:

Henrik Holmskov

Senior Advisor and head of UNESCO Creative City

Tlf: +45 87 87 86 10

Henriette Svenstrup Jensen

Project Manager Animation

Tlf: +45 87 87 86 18

Viborg UNESCO Creative City - Media Arts

Take a visual journey into the fascinating world of Viborg UNESCO Creative City.