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In 2024 the Salzkammergut with Bad Ischl will be the European Capital of Culture. Bad Ischl - Salzkammergut 2024 is looking for as soon as possible a project manager (focus on music) who will be part of the program team. It is a full-time job based in Bad Ischl.

The Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation commissioned some independent evaluation studies related to the actions to monitor and evaluate the programme and results of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019.

The municipality of Sanem presented the project ‘Loop – down the hills, across the land’, that will be carried out in the framework of Esch2022, European Capital of Culture.

About Ecoc

April 10, 2021

A European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union (EU) for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong pan-European dimension. Being a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for a city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale. Multiple cities can be a European Capital of Culture simultaneously.

In 1985, Melina Mercouri, Greece’s Minister of Culture, and her French counterpart Jack Lang came up with the idea of designating an annual City of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures and raising awareness of their common history and values. It is strongly believed that the ECoC significantly maximises social and economic benefits, especially when the events are embedded as a part of a long–term culture-based development strategy of the city and the surrounding region.

The Commission of the European Union manages the title and each year the Council of Ministers of the European Union formally designates European Capitals of Culture: more than 40 cities have been designated so far. The current European Capitals of Culture are Galway, Ireland and Rijeka, Croatia. Initially, Novi Sad, Serbia was selected to be the 2021 European Capital of Culture. However, on 23 December 2020, the European Parliament adopted a proposal by the European Commission to postpone its term until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Galway and Rijeka, the 2020 Capitals of Culture, were allowed to prolong their title until April 2021.
All information here.

There are so much national cities of the culture too, in the Europe and in the World. You can read here.

Walk the Plank and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 organize the European School of Participation, with workshops from Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th July and a public event on Saturday 24th July.

Landscape design festival Magenta and its’ partner “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” have announced an open call for participation in the 2022 edition of the festival and are inviting creators from various fields to propose their ideas for projects to be implemented in Kaunas City in 2022.

 

The Birmingham 2022 Festival is excited to receive proposals from artists and cultural organisations based in Birmingham and the West Midlands in response to one of three specific creative briefs: NATURE (Green spaces, urban nature and canals), TRAMS (Social transport heritage), BLACK ART (The Black Art Movement in the West Midlands).

To celebrate Kaunas and Esch, the second-largest cities in Lithuania and Luxembourg, and both European Capitals of Culture in 2022 (alongside Novi Sad), the Lithuanian community in Luxembourg presents three photographic events at Annexe22.

A new platform dedicated to updating the world on current affairs within the cultural and creative industries is going live as part of the EU Erasmus + "DeuS" project, based on the Open Design School method, the participatory and multidisciplinary open design laboratory of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019.

Macnas has an upcoming vacancy for the Executive Director role, and it is looking for an individual who will match the ambition, vision, energy and innovation of the team, and work to bring work of the highest quality to audiences in Ireland and around the world.

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