What is European Region of Culture?
Rubber boots in the sand by the great waves of the North Sea, idyllic canoeing along Gudenåen, potato harvest in Samsø, art in a rainbow above Aarhus, and fishing in Limfjorden. Central Denmark Region contains many differences. We are 19 municipalities. 19 voices. 19 stories. But we have one thing in common: We love culture. In culture, we break down borders and build bridges. And that is exactly what we want to do with European Region of Culture.
Our year as European Capital of Culture has changed us. We found out that collaboration makes us stronger. That we can achieve much more if we allow ourselves to inspire each other and work together. And we have learned that our differences are a great strength we need to explore further.
Collaboration without borders
European Region of Culture is both a name and an ambition. We want to harness all of our new experience and competencies from our year as European Capital of Culture in our quest to continue strengthening the cultural collaboration across the region. We have already come a long way, but we want to go even further.
The project is financed by Central Denmark Region and its 19 municipalities. It focuses on citizen-centered projects and events that celebrate cooperation, ensure geographical reach, and always possess an international scope.
Lots of cultural experiences
You have many cultural experiences across Central Denmark Region to look forward to in the coming years. Take a look at our programme and see lots of exciting events in 2018. We will also host an annual culture forum and an annual political summit, and in week 23 and 24 in June 2019, we will celebrate culture across the region with a big festival with the theme Re-discover.