Relay handover

one for all, all for one

With the European Capitals of Culture, impulses are set, models of the future are worked on and cultural developments are conceived with art and sent out into the world: it is a matter of the unifying visionary power that Europe, just like the Salzkammergut region, has and needs through cultural diversity. We are living in times in which Europe has to find its position in the world anew and, in doing so, it is not only a matter of shared rules, guidelines and bureaucracy, but instead much more about the question of the role of culture as a source of power that provides identity.

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© Elfie Semotan

About the project

Every municipality Capital of Culture. All together Capital of Culture.

With its four program lines, the European Capital of Culture provides inspiration for the specific encounter between citizens in Europe, strengthens the creative exchange between artists and supports international academic dialogue through shared projects. The 2024 European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut deals with questions of the local and global present and future. What roles does the region play in Europe? How does rural Alpine space develop? Globalization has challenged Europe’s understanding of itself.

Inner upheavals and the geopolitical shifts are calling upon us to rethink Europe’s place in the world. The 2024 European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut would like to make a contribution to positively shaping and living European culture in the future.

23 communities within the Salzkammergut region will network with each other and thus prove that working with each other while maintaining one’s own singularity is both a strength and signal that a Europe with selfaware regions is space for the future, just like rural space. With countless partner cities through Europe and beyond, with more than 200 art and culture projects and an additional 100 associated projects, we are giving culture the importance that it deserves with which a future can be built and a civil society can be made possible. The baton will be passed, so-to-speak, every 14 days during the year 2024, placing the respective focus on a specific community. Each community is the European Capital of Culture, together we are all the European Capital of Culture.

20/01/24Bad Ischl Opening
25/01/24Bad MitterndorfOpening FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2024
22/02/24Bad GoisernThe Big World Theater
01/03/24GosauProtect our Winters –  Tavern Lab Salzkammergut 2024
16/03/24EbenseeOpening Solastalgia and Wet Sounds
27/03/24Bad AusseeOpening The Journey of the Pictures
06/04/24RoithamOpening Arena of human rights
18/04/24GmundenOpening Academy of Ceramics
27/04/24PettenbachOpening Bartlhaus Writing Museum
18/05/24TraunkirchenOpening Villa Karbach
01/06/24SteinbachEverything already composed away
08/06/24GrundlseeWirtshaus Show #1
22/06/24KirchhamOpening KOKO – Collaborative constructions
01/07/24ObertraunOpening A life for art
07/24Scharnstein (exact date tba) Salt Lake Cities
10/08/24Unterach50. Unterach Lake Festival
30/08/24AltmünsterOpening Green
19/09/24Hallstattinterventa Hallstatt 2024
27/09/24GrünauAcademy of Games
12/10/24AltausseeSalzkammer Hall/Sound
26/10/24VorchdorfThe Door to the Salzkammergut /
11/24St. Konrad(exact date tba) Tavern Lab Intervention
30/11/24LaakirchenCarte Blanche