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We are community builders

VOLCANO is an art & culture driven consultancy that specialises in community building and creative placemaking.

We are creative by nature and innovators at heart. We have a dynamic array of competencies that merge creativity with strategy, imagination with professionalism, specialisation with interdisciplinarity.

OUR STORY

VOLCANO has changed over the years, constantly adapting to solve societal challenges as they arise. From managing musicians, to supporting creatives in business endeavors, to creating entire festivals, we developed the knowhow and network that would enable us to expand into new contexts. We continue to see the value that cultural initiatives bring to their surroundings and the untapped potential in creative businesses as part of the community. And this puts us in the position to facilitate and activate communities, by merging our history of creativity with strategy.

Hover over the milestones in the timeline below to learn more about VOLCANO’s journey. 

Volcano’s journey
ESTABLISHMENT

Volcano was established as a music management firm, managing iconic artists and bands such as Nephew, Kashmir, VETO among others.

ROYALTIES

The first youth talent program, Music2Business, is launched. This is the beginning of many more of the sort: Royalties, Flags Esbjerg, and Odense Makers.

FROST FESTIVAL
We host the very first FROST Festival – a winter festival with 20+ events revolving around music and light, hosted in untraditional venues in Copenhagen.
TAK ROCK

We host Tak Rock – an initiative helping young rock musicians get closer to performing on established stages.

BREMEN THEATER

VOLCANO administers operations at a culture venue / nightclub. The old venue encapsulates traditional Copenhagen, but is used in a new context – creating a reminiscent setting for modern events.

LILJEPRISEN

VOLCANO wins Liljeprisen – known as the Danish “Oscar” for  experiences. Liljeprisen applauds our ability to create culture-business partnerships that disrupt traditional sponsorship agreements.

KULTURERHVERV

Alongside other organizations, VOLCANO establishes KulturERhverv. The idea for this network comes from the common opinion that we lack a mutual meeting point between culture and business.

NORDICLA

After years of doing business in Los Angeles, our founder noticed an increase in challenges faced by Nordic artists trying to make it big. Cue the creation of NordicLA – an entity creating opportunities in the US for artists and creatives, by activating and facilitating networks on both sides of the Atlantic.

BACKSCATTER

A natural next step for VOLCANO as we increase our involvement in community development – humanistic data analytics. Backscatter uses soft city sensing to gain an in-depth understanding of communities and how people interact within them.

THE MOVE

We move our office from Sydhavn to Tunnelfabrikken, the future epicentre of arts and culture in the Nordics. We share this space in Nordhavn with Home.Earth and Tunnelfabrikken.

DCI

VOLCANO’s largest project to date – Danish Creative Industries – is launched. We kick off a series of DCI events aiming to bridge the gap between creatives and investors.

Volcano’s journey
ESTABLISHMENT

Volcano was established as a music management firm, managing iconic artists and bands such as Nephew, Kashmir, VETO among others.

ROYALTIES

The first youth talent programme, Royalties, is launched. This is the beginning of many more of the sort: Flags, Odense Makers and Moment.

FROST FESTIVAL

We host the very first FROST Festival – a winter festival with 20+ events revolving around music and light, hosted in untraditional venues in Copenhagen.

TAK ROCK

We host Tak Rock – an initiative helping young rock musicians get closer to performing on established stages.

BREMEN THEATER

VOLCANO administers operations at a culture venue / nightclub. The old venue encapsulates traditional Copenhagen, but is used in a new context – creating a reminiscent setting for modern events.

LILJEPRISEN

VOLCANO wins Liljeprisen – known as the Danish “Oscar” for  experiences. Liljeprisen applauds our ability to create culture-business partnerships that disrupt traditional sponsorship agreements.

KULTURERHVERV

Alongside other organizations, VOLCANO establishes KulturERhverv. The idea for this network comes from the common opinion that we lack a mutual meeting point between culture and business.

NORDICLA

After years of doing business in Los Angeles, our founder noticed an increase in challenges faced by Nordic artists trying to make it big. Cue the creation of NordicLA – an entity creating opportunities in the US for artists and creatives, by activating and facilitating networks on both sides of the Atlantic.

BACKSCATTER

A natural next step for VOLCANO as we increase our involvement in community development – humanistic data analytics. Backscatter uses soft city sensing to gain an in-depth understanding of communities and how people interact within them.

THE MOVE

We move our office from Sydhavn to Tunnelfabrikken, the future epicentre of arts and culture in the Nordics. We share this space in Nordhavn with Home.Earth and Tunnelfabrikken.

DCI

VOLCANO’s largest project to date – Danish Creative Industries – is launched. We kick off a series of DCI events aiming to bridge the gap between creatives and investors.

THREE ENTITIES, ONE TEAM

Volcano

VOLCANO is the mothership of VOLCANO Group. The company started as a management agency within the music industry but over time the focus has transformed into a consultancy operating with the goal of integrating culture and creativity into communities and business. VOLCANO’s own projects, Royalties and Danish Creative Industries, are described in Our Work. 

Backscatter is VOLCANO Group’s tech company. More specifically, a human data science studio where anthology is combined with data science. Backscatter helps organisations gain insights and tackle problems using alternative methods, such as soft city sensing. Backscatter seeks to find human answers to complex questions that result in data-driven decision making for city planners and real estate developers.

Backscatter
NordicLA

With one foot in Los Angeles and the other in Copenhagen, NordicLA serves as a facilitator for bridge building between creatives in the Nordics and international stakeholders in the U.S. They connect creatives with an international network, match them with other creatives or businesses for collaborative co-creations and innovation that transcends borders.