What changes is culture undergoing in this ever-changing world?
What is the relationship between culture and the SDGs?
What is the role of culture in creating a more sustainable future?
The Cities Fund for Culture, of which Faro is a member, will select seven European artists (citizens or residents of any European country, inside and outside the European Union) to work individually or collectively and share their visions on the contribution of culture to a sustainable future.
Interested artists should submit their vision on these and other issues until February 25th of 2022, through the following link: https://culturenext.eu/cities-fund/. Each selected artist will receive the amount of €2,000 (gross) to create a work of art that mirrors the submitted vision. The 7 selected artists will be given the opportunity to share their ideas, perspectives as well as develop projects together. The main objective of this programme, launched by the Cities Fund for Culture, is to support the (co)creation of 1 to 7 seven artworks through a collaborative process involving the different selected artists. The resulting artworks will be promoted by the 10 cities that co-created the Fund, but also by the other cities that are members of the Culture Next network.
We recall that the Cities Fund for Culture was announced in Faro on November 25th in 2021. The Cities Fund for Culture was conceptualized by Culture Next as a pioneer financial mechanism, alternative to traditional financing mechanisms for culture. To make this fund a reality, 10 European cities, including Faro, will be involved. 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.