Nottingham’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023

You can support Nottingham’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2023!

Visit the Nottingham ECOC website to get involved and show your support for the bid:

Dance4’s Artistic Director, Paul Russ, is chairman of Nottingham’s Cultural Strategy Partnership and chair of the Nottingham 2023 board and commented:

“As part of the bid, we want to give everyone in Nottingham the opportunity to take part in a project, production or experience and nurture the next generation of creative producers and cultural leaders…. We are a proud and inclusive city and urge people of all backgrounds to ‘join our pride’ and help us get to the next stage of the bid by becoming ‘Cultural Lions’’.

The European Capital of Culture is a city — or cities — designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. During this year the European Capital of Culture will host a series of cultural events. In 2023 both the UK and Hungary will host a European Capital of Culture.

Nottingham will be competing against Belfast, Dundee, Leeds and Milton Keynes.

University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway added: “Creativity and cultural vibrancy is an engine for growth, business and graduate retention and poses huge opportunities for our city, students and public.”

Nottingham’s bid forms part of the Nottingham Cultural Strategic Partnership’s 10-year cultural framework plan and will be developed by Festival and Events International.


You can also show your support by following:

Instagram: @Nottingham2023
Twitter: @Nottingham2023