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The official European Capital of Culture 2020

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Galway 2020 Bid Book

This 100-page Bid Book contains the visions, dreams and aspirations of the people of Galway.

Galway 2020 – Expect the Unexpected

Galway will be European Capital of Culture in 2020. One of the biggest cultural events in the world, winning the award presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Galway - for its people, its communities, its future. What is the European Capital of Culture? And what will it mean

The Process

The process is competitive and Galway had to compete with Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters (Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny) to win the European Capital of Culture 2020. Galway along with Rijecka in Croatia will each host the European Capital of Culture in the year 2020.

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