The fifth Forum of the European Capital of Culture - Kauno Bienalė

The fifth Forum of the European Capital of Culture


The fifth Forum of the European Capital of Culture takes place in the midst of the long-awaited cultural programme, on the weekend of the second act of the great Contemporary Myth of Kaunas Trilogy. While we look forward to the most dynamic season of the programme, the year of the Capital of Culture in Kaunas is approaching the finish line. What should the Kaunas city and Kaunas region expect after 2022? Will the cultural life continue in the same rhythm? What can we do today to ensure the continuity of communities’ and artists’ initiatives? Answers and solutions will be sought in the usual way for the Kaunas 2022 programme – through collaboration and by involving in the discussion the participants, creators and partners of the Capital of Culture programme, and researchers.

Every city applying for the ECoC title is confronted with a dilemma: how to approach audience development? How to implement it into the ECoC programme? What is it all about? Is it about the organisation managing the ECoC programme? Is it mainly about “developing” the audiences for the ECoC year? Or maybe it should be about something else…?

Neringa Kulik, the managing director of Kaunas Biennial and projects coordinator of the EU Creative Europe platform MagiC Carpets, joined the presentation and discussion on the topic.

Photos by Martynas Plepys. Please see the video of the presentation in here.