An association for all regardless of faith, culture, language and disability


Næstved Cultural Association closely follows the recommendations from the authorities regarding corona restrictions.

This means that all our activities are planned so that we try our best to protect ourselves and others.

Næstved municipality is continuing to work on the plans to establish a community center in Boderne in Næstved.

Næstved Cultural Association participates in this project and works towards the possibility of having an art workshop as well as the possibility of using an exhibition space for part of the year.

At the Depot, the Hostel in Skelby, artists from VOSKD ALYTUS “Goboja” from Lithuania, which is a gallery in Alytus, are currently exhibiting.

The exhibition has been shown at this year’s edition of the art fair Handi-Art 2020 in Næstved, which Næstved Kulturforening is responsible for. We asked if they would exhibit a few places here in the area. They wanted to, even though the artists unfortunately did not have the opportunity to come to Denmark on this occasion.

At the exhibition can be seen different styles. Drawings, flowers, acrylic paint on paper and flowers painted on silk. By the artists Justas čepulus, Enkas Vaicickas and Lulas Senūta.

It is incredibly nice that we have been allowed to borrow the pictures here at the Depot, also because many nationalities live here.


Art from Sopot in Poland at Frivilligcenteret Næstved in Denmark

At the volunteer center in Næstved, 4 artists from Sopot in Poland, which is a town of friendship with Næstved, are currently exhibiting.

The artists exhibited this year at Handi Art, which Næstved Kulturforening is responsible for, and they have been so kind to let the culture association borrow their works of art, so now they can be seen for a good month more.

The photos are atmospheric images of nature and animals.

The wooden pictures are houses and Polish nature.

The exhibition will hang until early November and will then be on view at Depotet, the youth hostel in Skelby.


Regarding the cancellation of Art with Soul 2020

Næstved Kulturforening has decided to cancel the art fair Kunst med Sjæl on 26 and 27 September 2020.

It is with great regret and based on the framework we are subject to with COVID-19 restrictions. The recognition that it is not justifiable to offer artists and audiences a very degraded experience makes it necessary to cancel the fair.

Should any of this give rise to questions, please contact our Facebook / Instagram page, or our chairman Hernan Gonzalez

The general meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 October 2020, at 19. in Café Sydpolen on Parkvej 108, 4700 Næstved.

See the invitation here.

The doors open at 17.30. A light dish is offered at 18.00-18.45 before the general meeting.

Meet the smiling fiery soul behind Art with Soul, Hernan Gonzalez, who went out into the world and landed in Næstved.

Read the article here.

The art fair Handi-Art is held Wednesday 19th, Thursdag 20th and Friday 21st of August 2020.

As usual the art fair is held in ”Det Gamle Ridehus”,
Grønnegades Kaserne Kulturcenter, Grønnegade 10, 4700 Næstved

An array of Danish artists will exhibit their art together with artists from Lübeck in Germany, Sopot in Poland and Alytus in Lithuania.

Unfortunately, the group from Lithuania will not be attending due to Corona restrictions in their home country. But their art can be experienced at the fair in Næstved.

Poster and booklet are in the preparatory phase and will be produced soon.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to another exciting art fair.

Follow us on facebook and on our website: www.kultur4700.dk 

Here you can see the glassprizes for 2020

In the committee of Day of Associations (Foreningernes Dag) we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Day of Associations in 2020. The decision has been made in agreement with Næstved Municipality’s Center for Culture and Citizenship, which is the administration we work with.

Obviously, there is a great deal of uncertainty associated with planning events in the fall of 2020, as we do not know the set of rules that will apply in early September. Furthermore, many associations have expressed concerns about having to be part of an event that brings together many citizens in a relatively small space – a space that has also been reduced by the test center in Rådmandshaven.

Besides that, we see great challenges in gathering the audience that we are so dependent on to call Day of Associations a success. If larger gatherings will be allowed this fall, we as Day of Associations will experience a great deal of competition from all the other public and private events that have been postponed since Spring. It will simply be too difficult to get people to visit us that day.

From the Day of Associations committee and Næstved’s Center for Culture and Citizenship we thank you very much for the support and interest you have shown Day of Associations, and we promise to be back with a bang of a Day of Associations in 2021. See you there!

Calls for artists with mental vulnerability to participate in a European competition.

Read more here

Here is an article from kultKIT dealing Handi-Art 2019.

– I can’t stop painting. Painting is my thing, says the young artist, and he’s not alone in thinking that way.

Kunsten at finde vej i livet

Næstved Cultural Association is addressing you because we want to publish a book with exhibitors during the years at the art fairs Handi-Art and Kunst med Sjæl.

The letter about publishing the art book can be downloaded here

In Danish here

In German here

In Serbian here

In Spanish here


Holds art fairs twice a year for artists who are physically and mentally vulnerable and have a disability.

Næstved Kulturforening wants to spread the message of outsider art nationally and internationally.

We are a non-profit organization with many connections to talented and exciting artists both at home and abroad.

Næstved Cultural Association has a close cooperation with Næstved municipality, Mærk Næstved, Grønnegade Kaserne and kultKIT et al.

ART Fairs 2020


Group Photo Handi-Art 2020