Each year for over 30 years, the European Union designates one or more cities as a European Capital of Culture. These cities are expected to produce an innovative year-long cultural programme that highlights the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe.
Galway European Capital of Culture 2020: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the best cultural programme that Galway has to offer, not just in Ireland, but throughout Europe and across the world.
Galway has long been seen as a cultural hub, a place where people come for a week and stay for good, a place where artists are inspired and people find their place. Galway is extraordinary. This designation gives the city and county an opportunity to thrive to their full potential, to create a sustainable environment for artists to thrive, to create a wonderfully inclusive and creative environment for our children and our children’s children to grow up.
Galway 2020: Creating a Rich Cultural Legacy
This is a chance for the whole of Galway from all walks of life, from all areas of industry and culture, to come together to create a wonderful cultural legacy. Galway International Arts Festival is working closely with Galway 2020 on world-class artistic projects. Find out more about Galway 2020's calendar of events on the Galway 2020 website here.
Galway 2020: The GIAF Contribution
From May until October 2020, GIAF will present its biggest project to date: John Gerrard's Mirror Pavilion. More information is available here. To keep up with developments for this and other GIAF projects and activities, sign up to our newsletter.