WHAT – WHY

We’re a Creative production and promotion company based in denmark – WITH international FOCUS.

WILDTOPIA is about seizing and creating opportunities for audiences, artists and presenters.


WILDTOPIA
  • …helps ambitious companies, venues and institutions to create international strategies.
  • …finds and promote shows we believe in – often fierce or humorous and always genuine.
  • …presents international shows in Denmark.
  • …promotes international shows in the Nordic countries.
  • …gives workshops in creative producing and how to create ambitious and realistic international strategies.

The WILDTOPIA attitude

Passion for the arts, creativity and clever production! And we like to laugh – because “laughter is the closest distance between two people”, like a wise Danish comedian once said.

“We will either find a way – or make one.”

WILDTOPIA is a creative production and promotion company based in Copenhagen, Denmark – acting internationally as consultant, mentor, agent, producer and promoter of performing arts.

A Nordic focus has been on our agenda since 2018, where WILDTOPIA initiated the first Nordic collaboration at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (in shape of Nordic receptions and behind-the-scenes-industry-developing events for Nordic producers/artists).

In January 2021 WILDTOPIA will have it’s first touring of international companies in Denmark – ONLY BONES 1.0 with Thom Monckton by Kallo Collective [FI] and . Presenting international work in Denmark and in the Nordic countries is one of our core goals.


LEADERSHIP

Since September 2020 Karen Toftegaard leads the company with the help of projectbased partnerships – both nationally and internationally.

PROJECTBASED PARTNERS

National Touring Consultant (Denmark): Janne Storm

Associated Graphics Partner: Jakob Rønlov

Associated UK PR-Partner: Madelaine Bennett // Gingerbread Agency


Karen Toftegaard is a cultural serial-entrepreneur who has developed/co-founded festivals and an award-winning outdoor gallery. She is the managing director at the PR company Karen Toftegaard ApS and works as International Producer at the performing arts festival CPH STAGE. For 7 years Karen was part of the start up-teams at the subsidized Danish theatres Camp X and Republique – promoting international and Danish theatre.

Besides her commitment to the performing arts she is a published author of the book “Use Your Creativity” (2014) and a certified Shadow Facilitator. With a knowledge of how creatives sometimes struggle to get their messages across, Karen also works as a process facilitator and teacher – privately and in art schools. Currently she is working on the book “The Psychology of Visibility”.

Member of International Society of Performing Arts

2021 – 2023 Karen is selected to be one of the two Danish fellows in ISPA (International Society of Performing Arts) – supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.


The two founders of WILDTOPIA – Producer Gitte Nielsen (left) and Producer Karen Toftegaard (right). Since 2020 Karen is leading the company with the help of projectbased partnerships. Photo: Andrew Perry

                                                                                                                                                                        WILDTOPIA was founded in 2018 by producer Gitte Nielsen and Karen Toftegaard. Together – in short time – they created a company with a strategic and practical international focus.


THANK YOU: WILDTOPIA’s travels to Performing Arts Festivals and Fairs in 2018 – 2019 have been partly supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and The Development Platform for Performing Arts.