On the 25th and 26th of November, the city of Faro hosted the 7th meeting of Culture Next, a network of European cities, current and former candidates to the title of European Capital of Culture.
One of the highlights of this meeting was the launch of the Cities Fund for Culture, created by these cities. The Cities Fund for Culture was conceived by Culture Next as a pioneer financial mechanism, alternative to traditional financing mechanisms for culture. For the concretization of this fund, 10 European cities, of which Faro is one, will contribute, in the first edition, with 2.000 euros each. Later, and through public competitions, European artists interested in working together may apply to this fund for the development of projects where culture is the engine for the development of a sustainable future.
The 10 co-founders of the Cities Fund for Culture are Aveiro (PT), Braga (PT), Belfast (IE), Cluj-Napoca (RO), Elefsina (GR), Faro (PT), Leeuwarden (NL), Leeds (UK), Leuven (BE) and Oulu (FI). Cities Fund for Culture is developed by Culture Next, a European network of 26 cities from 17 EU countries and the UK and of which Faro is part since 2018. Know more at: https://culturenext.eu/