Apply until 31/10/20

Show your talent in one of the European Capitals of Culture // open call


Are you an artist, creative, or cultural operator? Did the lockdown give free rein to your creativity? Show us your talent and win a residency opportunity in Košice (ECoC 2013), Gelsenkirchen (ECoC 2010), or Matera (ECoC 2019) to develop your skills with local artists. Participants can apply and submit their works until midnight on 31st October 2020.

Cultour je Capital Fest

In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TraCEs partnership decided to launch the first edition of the Cultour is Capital Fest which is envisioned to become an annual event. The goal is to give the right visibility to the work of artists, creative and cultural operators from the European Capitals of Culture. The festival should serve as a platform for productions developed during the lockdown. Simply put, we created it to show the transformative power of arts and culture.

Eligibility criteria

In order, to participate there are only 3 requirements:

  • You are a resident of one of the current, former, or future European Capitals of Culture.
  • You need to send a maximum of 10 photographs and/or a video describing the artistic, creative product, and/or performance.
  • Add a description that effectively highlights the aspects of the work.

Prize = 3 winners, 3 days, 3 cities

The Cultour Is Capital Fest 2020 prize is a three-day residency opportunity for three winners, offered by three partners of the TraCEs project who will take care of travel and accommodation costs for the winners and a partner to visit Gelsenkirchen, Košice, Matera and develop their work in cooperation with local artists or cultural operators.

Apply by filling out this form until 31. 10. 2020. In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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