Final of Budweis' candidacy for the European Capital of Culture
of Culture 2028
How to get to know Budweis? With all your senses!
A walk through the city, including a bike ride and a boat ride, 30 unexpected artistic experiences involving hundreds of local cultural actors, a student festival, an opera choir, an exhibition of unique Japanese works, the world premiere of a new composition and several flashmobs. A large part of the visit consisted of meetings with prominent personalities of the local cultural scene, local political representatives led by the mayor and the governor, and finally a big meeting with cultural actors in the region.
The basic concept of this eight-hour experience is to present our application in the lively space-time of the city, using a wide range of artistic interventions, but also immersing ourselves in the authentic reality of each neighbourhood.
The entire program works with the dramaturgical principle of variety and contrasts on the basic ground of the natural rhythm of the city. We began our journey with a meditative introduction at the Cathedral in Piarist Square, continued with a cool neighborhood community celebration where lunch was provided at the Little Weir, and experienced a burst of energy at the Budějovický Majáles on Sokol Island.
Photo Pavel Balek
Budějovice's greatest strength is its people!
The most interesting projects in Budweis have always come from below. In addition to the stable cultural institutions, dozens of cultural enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in many creative industries are involved in culture in the city. Budějovice has no shortage of inventive people. Their work and talent can be showcased by the European Capital of Culture project across the country and throughout Europe.
Hundreds of cultural organisations, associations and individuals have expressed their support for the candidacy. "Culture is also ..."