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Galway 2020

What is a European Capital of Culture?

As one of the most recognised EU projects, the idea of European Capital of Culture is to put specific regions at the heart of cultural life across Europe. Through Culture and Art, European Capitals of Culture improve the quality of life in these regions and strengthen their sense of community.

Vision for Galway.

The artistic vision for our cultural programme is that it will be authentically of Galway, while being presented through a European lens and supported by partners and collaborators in Europe and beyond.
The concept for Galway 2020 is Making Waves. It is about creating new ways of thinking, new ways of working, new conversations and new partnerships aimed at ensuring a more creative Galway.

Citizens can take part in the year-long activities and play a larger role in their region's development and cultural expression. Being a European Capital of Culture brings fresh life to these regions, boosting their cultural, social and economic development.

Activities to be announced...

What to expect.

A year-long Celebrations of Rain, Street Spectacle, Exhibitions, Artists Broadcasts, Readings, Classical Concerts, Dance, Schools Projects, Children's Events, Musical Performances, Digital Encounters, Live Art, Theatre, Dance, Circus, Funambulism, Public Art, Heritage Projects, Food Projects, Sports Events and Sports Projects, Projects through Irish and Projects that Celebrate the Irish Language, Artist Residencies, Local Library Events, Events in Unexpected Places, Conferences, Music by Young People and Folklore.

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