CaP.CULT acts as a (missing) link between the official European Capital of Culture-organisation and visitors!
We see ourselves as a practical guide in the field of ECOC - for all those interested in culture and architecture, private persons and groups, students, (biding cities for) European Capital of Culture and delegations of economic, political and cultural sectors.
Everyone has already heard about "European Capital of Culture" in some context or another - but what exactly does it mean? How does a city or region become ECOC? What does it mean - on a regional, national or even international level - to the city, the region, the inhabitants? How is such a huge project financed? How does the programme come into being and who is involved? How is the programme developed? What is shown? How to participate? And what will happen once the year is over?
It is our aim to answer these questions comprehensively and quite clearly at the same time as well as to implement our consolidated knowledge, our experience and extensive background information about this project of the European Union.
Beside the social and organizational competence the basis of quality of our offer is to be up-to-date in the current programme of the ECOC as well as in current debates on politics, economy and culture. Along the way during the individual organized and personally accompanied walking tours or several day programmes, the visitors encounter artistic projects of the ECOC and get ideas of the history, the development of the city and the dynamic of the year of ECOC.
In addition CaP.CULT organises meetings with local architects, city planner and project manager who inform about their projects and experiences in respect to the year of ECOC.
For students CaP.CULT organises special excursions including cultural mediation programmes as well as creative workshops (e.g.: drawing classes, photography, literature, graffiti etc.) in cooperation with local cultural institutions and project managers as well as meetings with local artists.
With the objective of improving international networks and knowledge transfer CaP.CULT also organises meetings and round tables with cultural managers of the official ECOC-organisation, with project managers and local and regional politicians.
"It's never too late for European Capitals of Culture!"
Each year we incorporate two further cities into our repertoire. Anyhow we keep a selection of former ECOC in offer because of their development and potential. In case you did not make it to visit those cities during the year of ECOC we would be pleased to organise a current and individual programme and the schedule of your city trip still there!
A wooden sculpture of a man, surrounded by a group of people during an event of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
PAFOS 2017 An artwork on the seashore of Pafos, the european capital of culture 2017, showing rectangular steel shapes.
DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016 The Sao Telmo Museum is the perfect combination of ancient and new architecture in the centre of Donostia San Sebastian, the European Capital of Culture 2016.
The centennial hall in Wroclaw is a very impressive events centre and hosts regularly festivals, concerts or fairs.
PILSEN 2015 DEPO 2016 ia a co-working station, a fab lab and events centre in Pilsen, Czech republic, and was openened during the European capital of culture Plzen 2015.
MONS 2015 Arne Quinze is the artist that transformed the city centre of Mons, Belgium, into a forest of wooden sculptures during the european capital of culture 2015.
RIGA 2014 Kalnciema iela market is one of the vivid markets of Riga, the european capital of culture in 2014.
MARSEILLE-PROVENCE 2013 Marseille was the european capital of culture in 2013 where a bunch of new cultural centres and museum opened.
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