Galway City and County have the honour of hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2020 on behalf of the Irish nation.
A European Capital of Culture is not a festival, it is much more than that. The year will see an extraordinary showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Galway’s culture and its people. Our ambitious programme, most of which will be free, will be unleashed throughout villages and towns, the city and the islands, and in some of the most surprising and unexpected spaces and places.
Galway 2020 represents the legacy of decades of artistic endeavour and investment in the culture of this place. It is a climax of everything that has gone before and a stepping-stone to a future that will leave an improved cultural infrastructure and heightened awareness of the role of culture in society; a society that appreciates the role of its artists and the possibilities that they bring. This exciting year provides extraordinary opportunities for local people to create and participate in something beyond their wildest expectations.
Read more: https://galway2020.ie/en/