The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and its partners from the European Capitals of Culture Leeuwarden – Fryslân 2018 – Galway 2020 – Rijeka 2020 – Eleusis 2021 – Novi Sad 2021 – Kaunas 2022 and Veszprém 2023 are looking for creative professionals, cultural managers and their organisations, working in one of these cities and regions.

Tandem Cultural Capitals offers you a unique platform to match and work with a new international partner of your choice. Throughout 2019, you will identify and experiment with inspiring collaboration ideas and jointly put the European dimension of your Capital of Culture into concrete practice.

Are you:

  • an experienced creative professional and/or manager who works for an arts and culture organisation based and working in (the region of) Eleusis (GR), Galway (IE), Kaunas (LT), Leeuwarden-Fryslân (NL), Novi Sad (RS), Rijeka (HR) or Veszprém (HU)?
  • representing or managing: a non-profit organisation, public institution, creative social enterprise, an arts initiative, collective or association? (artists, freelancers, students or individual professionals without a link to an organisation however are not eligible!)
  • interested to leave the day-to-day working routines inside your local comfort zone, and ready to engage in an entirely new cross-border working partnership on European level?
  • interested in exploring the challenges and opportunities of your European Capital of Culture together with a European colleague and partner organisation who works in a similar context?
  • ready to fill the European dimension of your former or future European Capital of Culture programme with innovative cross-border collaboration ideas, jointly designed by you and your new Tandem partner?
  • looking for a chance to develop your professional profile and your organisation through building European collaborations, and connecting to creative networks in other European Capitals of Culture?
  • available to seriously commit 6 months of your time to a collaborative working process – including 2 longer group meetings (in English language) and working visits (placements) abroad?

More information here:

Call for Applications Tandem Cultural Capitals – PDF and here.


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