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Time to tell stories of Europe. Photo: Bruce Guenter (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

What's your European story?

A new website allows users to discover stories of Europe as well as share their own experiences.

European Parliament | 16.08.2017
Aborigine performer from a past Darwin Festival. Photo: Stephen Michael Barnett (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Darwin Festival 2017

For the 18-day international celebration, Australian artists are joined by colleagues from as far away as the UK.

Darwin Festival | 10.08.2017
Among the target audience are game creators. Photo: Sole Treadmill (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Residency for media artists

A Japanese residency programme seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue.

Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs | 07.08.2017
Photo: clasesdeperiodismo (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

10th Mediterranean Journalist Awards

The Anna Lindh Foundation is calling journalists of the Euro-Mediterranean region to submit their works.

Anna Lindh Foundation | 04.08.2017
Microphone at the ready: Creative New Zealand will increase investments over the next two years. Photo: (CC0 1.0) via Flickr

More money for New Zealand’s arts organisations

Creative New Zealand will invest NZ$24 million in arts organisations over the next two years.

Creative New Zealand | 02.08.2017
Duke of Yorks Picturehouse. Photo: Jake Hills (CC BY 2.0) via Unsplash

LUX finalists announced

The three films competing for the 2017 LUX Film Prize are: "BMP" (Beats per minute), "Sámi blood" and "Western".

European Parliament | 25.07.2017
Aarhus 2017

More than a million visitors thus far

The European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 exceeds even the most optimistic forecasts.

Aarhus 2017 | 21.07.2017
MIAConnects supports musicians in African countries affected by conflict. Photo: limaoscarjuliet (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Making sure the music plays on

A new project from the Music In Africa Foundation supports music professionals in African countries affected by conflict.

Music In Africa Foundation | 18.07.2017
The MEPs recommend an EU programme on international mobility and exchange for young artists. Photo: kohlmann.sascha (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Culture to get a bigger role in EU diplomacy

The European Parliament has agreed on an EU strategy for international cultural relations.

European Parliament | 13.07.2017
The number of museums in a city was considered for the monitor. Here the Louvre in Paris. Photo: Gael Varoquaux (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Europe’s most cultural and creative cities

The European Commission has released the first ever edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor.

European Commission | 11.07.2017