Narva has been shortlisted for the main competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2024 by the international expert panel after hearings in Tallinn, Estonia-preselection_en.pdf”>report with recommendations.
Here some excerpts of the comments:
“Narva presented their bid under the banner of “Narva is next…”. The city has partneredwith the entire region of Virumaa, signing cooperation agreements with 16 municipalities of two counties and a Memorandum of Understanding with Rakvere (ECOC 2011 candidate).”
“The programme is based on three thematic pillars: River – Border – Bridge. The overlapping and contradicting identities created by the city’s location at the border of the European Union offer a rich material for arts, in particular social and engaged arts.”
“The geopolitical position of the city is the biggest opportunity but also a delicate challenge that needs to be carefully and strategically approached in the future at the programme, outreach and communication levels.”
Narva 2024 team will continue working on a comprehensive programme proposal.
The deadline for submission of revised applications is 1 August 2019. The final selection meeting will be held in Tallinn during the last week of August 2019.