Share

Galway takes part in Tandem Cultural Capitals Programme

12.06.2019

As part of European Capital of Culture engagement, Galway 2020 is supporting representatives from three Galway arts organisations taking part in the Tandem Cultural Capitals programme.

Arts practitioners from Branar, Galway Film Centre and Theatre 57 are in Rijeka, Croatia this week to take part in the European partnership programme which supports and cultivates pan-European collaborations, shared-practices and skills development among past, present and future European Capitals of Culture.

The successful applicants were selected in response to an open call for experienced creative professionals based in Galway City or County. During this week-long meeting in Rijeka representatives from Galway will work alongside their European counterparts from other European Capitals of Culture to identify and experiment with inspiring collaboration ideas, facilitating, renewing and strengthening their work on a European level.

“For Galway 2020, building international networks and enabling local cultural organisations to work on a European level is so important.  Tandem Cultural Capitals brings together these cultural professionals to share learnings, build networks and have access to peers on a European level.  We are excited to see what collaborations emerge for our brilliant Galway representatives.”

Speaking about the programme, Matti Allam, Head of International Relations, Galway 2020 said; “For Galway 2020, building international networks and enabling local cultural organisations to work on a European level is so important.  Tandem Cultural Capitals brings together these cultural professionals to share learnings, build networks and have access to peers on a European level.  We are excited to see what collaborations emerge for our brilliant Galway representatives.”

Since its inception in 2011, Tandem has supported long-term collaborations, knowledge development and networking opportunities for more than 400 cultural managers from over 177 cities in 43 countries across Europe. The programme offers a unique platform for these Irish artists to match and work with new international partners.

This tandem programme is delivered in partnership with the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and different European Capitals of Cultures: Leeuwarden Fryslân 2018, Galway 2020, Rijeka 2020, Eleusis 2021, Novi Sad 2021, Esch 2022, Kaunas 2022 and Veszprém 2023.

Related News
Related Events