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The European Capital of Culture 2017

Aarhus has been appointed European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2017. Each year, two countries are appointed by the EU. Pafos in Cyprus is the other ECoC in 2017.

...It is not a short term project, but a project that has a far-reaching vision and mission for Aarhus as a city involving the entire region as well. The year 2017 will serve as a beacon regarding the development of Aarhus as a city and not only on the cultural areas - because Aarhus 2017 encompasses culture not just in terms of music, performances and museums. The concept of culture also embrace the notions of where we live, which education we choose, how we travel in the city and how we use the nature around us - just to name a few.
In this thread, everyone are invited to share updated news, photos and general info concerning The European Capital of Culture 2017 :)

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http://www.aarhus2017.dk/

http://www.aarhus.dk/sitecore/conte...t-projects/European-City-of-Culture-2017.aspx

http://projects.au.dk/2017/
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I imagine that this thread will be a good place to follow-up on the endless numbers of initiatives in connection with European Cultural Capital 2017, as the initiatives becomes more concrete.

http://www.regionmidtjylland.dk/pol...Aaben_dagsorden/Bilag/Punkt_8_Bilag_1____.pdf

To achieve the status of European Cultural Capital citizens must
experience arts and culture as integral to strengthening of identity –
as a way of ensuring a greater insight and understanding of
contemporary society.

But the vision of Capital of Culture 2017 is not only a cultural project.
We must focus on city regeneration and the aesthetics of the urban
realm/space in the city, on integration and on business development,
on turism and infrastructure and on the development of international
contacts and collaboration.
http://www.jutlandstation.dk/capita...t-passion-devotion-and-creating-new-projects/

Two words described the whole atmosphere of European Capital of Culture project meeting in Aarhus – ‘passion’ and ‘devotion’. Gitte Just almost lost her voice after her presentation, but kept talking about it with the same devotion over and over again. That means even if the road to 2017 is hard, as long as people are engaged, the future cultural capital will flourish.
http://godsbanen.dk/aktoerer/aarhus-2017/

The year 2017 will serve as a beacon regarding the development of Aarhus as a city and not only on the cultural areas – because Aarhus 2017 encompasses culture not just in terms of music, performances and museums. The concept of culture also embrace the notions of where we live, which education we choose, how we travel in the city and how we use the nature around us – just to name a few.
 

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Copied Simons post to this thread :)

Shouldn't there be a thread especially for European Capital of Culture 2017 to keep track of all these wonderful and sometimes utterly weird things that we are going to experience in 2017 :)

Todays example: Competition for the sound of Aarhus ... but wait a minute ... look at the prize money :lol:
http://www.aarhus2017.dk/sites/default/files/u7/ideindkaldelse_kulturby_2017-5_1.pdf
It reminds me of former minister for culture, Jytte Hilden. She might have dreamt up this competition? But now we know what musical delights we will treated to in 2017 ! :nuts:

:weird: :)

Det står komponisten frit for at komme med sin helt egen fortolkning af ’lyden af Aarhus’.

Værket skal inddrage et kor, som vil blive sammensat til lejl
igheden af regionens udvalgte kor.

Værket skal inddrage regionens kirkeklokker, tågehorn fra skibe og fyrtårne i regionen

Uropførelsen af værket ved Kulturhovedstadens åbning skal involvere borgere fra regionen

Værket skal kunne eksistere både live til åbningen og i en version, der kan afspilles i løbet af 20 17
. Det behøver ikke
at være en afsluttet version, men kan være i form af et værk, der udvikles i løbet af året sammen med regionens
borgere.

Det vil være muligt at inddrage en visuel side i værket i form af eksempelvis digitale billeder, film eller lys
:banana:

I especially enjoy this part:
Værket
skal inddrage
regionens kirkeklokker, tågehorn fra skibe og fyrtårne i regionen
There must be a great youtube video hidden in this somewhere ...

I am actually getting ideas here :) Maybe I should send in a contribution
:lol:
 

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2017-chef: Færre penge, færre projekter:

http://jyllands-posten.dk/aarhus/kultur/ECE7077531/2017-chef-Færre-penge-færre-projekter/

Rebecca Matthews har ikke opgivet håbet. Den adm. direktør i Fonden Aarhus 2017, der skal give Aarhus succes med kulturhovedstadsåret, kæmper fortsat for at få regeringen til at bevilge mere end de 145 mio. kr., som er blevet indstillet til finansloven for 2015. Hvis det ikke lykkes, må hun skrue ned på ambitionerne til programmet. »Færre penge, færre projekter,« siger Rebecca Matthews, som endnu ikke kan sige, hvor hun vil skære.
 

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Aarhus 2017 får to kommunikations-chefer:

http://jyllands-posten.dk/aarhus/ECE7157567/Aarhus-2017-får-to-kommunikations-chefer/

Arrangørerne af den aarhusianske kulturhovedstad har valgt at opruste på kommunikationssiden og har ansat Bent Sørensen som ny kommunikationschef. Han er i dag kommunikationschef og medlem af direktionen ved EU's Institut for Erhvervsuddannelser i Torino, Italien.

Siden 1. marts har tidligere chefredaktør for Århus Stiftidende Peter Vestergaard været konstitueret pressechef i Aarhus 2017, efter Benedicte Strøm forlod posten i utide. Han fortsætter fra 1. november på posten som presse- og eventschef.

Med de to nye mænd i spidsen, håber administrerende direktør for Aarhus 2017, Rebecca Matthews, at projektet kan drage nytte af både lokale og internationale erfaringer
 

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Lavt billetsalg har fået arrangørerne af Aarhus Alternatives Festival til at droppe store dele af sit program:

http://jyllands-posten.dk/aarhus/kultur/ECE7174716/2017-festival-må-skrotte-program/

Festivallen er en del af initiativet Rethink Human Being, som er blevet til i forbindelse med, at Aarhus skal være europæisk kulturhovedstad i 2017. Idéen med festivalen er at forene ånd, videnskab og kunst, og programmet byder bl.a. på koncerter, foredrag og workshops i meditation.
Aarhus Alternatives Festival skal være en årlig tilbagevendende begivenhed til og med år 2017, og projektlederen ser lyst på fremtiden, men vil overveje om noget skal ændres.
 

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http://stiften.dk/leder/brug-pengene-paa-hjerteblodet

Lige nu er Aarhus desværre på vej ind i den kendte blindgyde. Administrationsomkostningerne er efter nedbarberingen af budgettet fra 500 til 420 millioner kroner vokset forholdsvist mere end programdelen. Der er kort og godt blevet færre kroner til den kunst og kultur, som det hele handler om. At fordelingsnøglen har ændret sig, bør imidlertid ikke komme bag på politikerne. Det fremgik nemlig af den rapport fra 2011, som lå til grund for den århusianske ansøgning til EU. I rapporten opererer man med tre økonomiske scenarier, og heraf fremgik det tydeligt, at administrationsdelen ville vokse i tilfælde af et budget på kun 400 millioner kroner.
 

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Do not understand why everything in "European Capitol of Culture 2017" has to be so expensive, and about money all the time. In London there is a movietheater where they play the movie "Sound of Music" - and everyone sings along, karaoke. It is really funny, and can't cost a fortune to make. Why can't they make something like that.
 

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Speaking of absurd ideas ... Here in Aalborg, a park where you can press a button and hear all of the melodies of Eurovision over the past 50 or so years ... Often, cultural initiatives ends with stuff like this .. as the highpoint of human creativity ... :lol: Hope "Capital of Culture of 2017" will bring about ideas (even) more exciting than that :lol:


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Speaking of absurd ideas ... Here in Aalborg, a park where you can press a button and hear all of the melodies of Eurovision over the past 50 or so years ... Often, cultural initiatives ends with stuff like this .. as the highpoint of human creativity ... :lol: Hope "Capital of Culture of 2017" will bring about ideas (even) more exciting than that :lol:


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Looks funny ! :lol::nuts::lol:
 
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