European City of Culture 2023


European City of Culture 2023


Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are together bidding to become the UK’s designated host for the European Capital of Culture in 2023. They want to activate the civic energy of the region to create extraordinary ordinary cultural encounters.

We would like to collate ideas from our membership in order to maximise the impact that the independent exhibition sector can have on the process, therefore delivering a greater role for film and our membership in the bid document. This will therefore allow us to leverage more funding from various sources should the bid be successful.

Before submitting ideas to us, please see the full information and guidelines regarding the submission call.

The form to complete is here.

The deadline for Big Ideas submission is midnight on Wednesday 6 September 2017 so email your completed form to us by the 4th and we will collate them.

Please feel free to submit independently if you wish.