The Beginning of New. Now!

4 APRIL – 15 MAY 2022


Encouraging and involving children in creating better future of Europe through culture and art are the main goals of the programme arch.

Some of the biggest programmes will deal with alternative models of education (The School of Future), encouragement to critical thinking about social topics (The Flags of Future), modern reading of traditional narratives (The Fairy Tales of Future) and other topics.

Children and young people, as a basis for a better future of Europe, are encouraged to think critically, as well as to take an active part in social issues. This programme arch will bring many artists from 30 countries to the European Capital of Culture, and will prepare more than 270 interesting events for you.

Just some of the performers and the programmes you will have the opportunity to see as part the Future of Europe programme arch: Dublin Theatre Festival, the oldest European theatre festival in Ireland; Alfa Theatre from the Czech Republic with the play ‘Three Musketeers’, which is the most internationally successful Czech theater play year after year, as evidenced by the many awards it received, as well as invitations to play in more than 35 countries on three continents; Kokan Mladenović; Yasserstein; Karmina Šilec, conductor and director-author, who developed the unique artistic concept of ‘Choregie’ and brought originality and a breath of fresh air to the world of music and theatre; Panda van Proosdij, who in 2014 created the choreography of the award-winning programme ‘Aarhus Pigekor’ during the World Choir Games in Riga, while in 2015 this choir won the Silver Rose in Munich with its latest programme ‘Let the People Sing’; Stephan Luttermann, artistic director, who launched the first European choir festival, Sing We And Chant It, in 2010, bringing together children’s and youth choirs from Sweden, Hungary and Germany.

You can view the programme book of the Future of Europe here, and the calendar of all events here.



Questioning the system of formal education and promoting the alternative models of education through art, play and creation.


Encouraging critical communication and artistic thinking in children and youth regarding current social issues.


New readings of traditional fairy tales and creating new stories, as an expression of contemporary generations and their needs.

18 MAY – 12 JUN


By presenting women’s culture, art and creativity and reassessing women’s historical heritage, we are striving to create a gender-equal society.

Heroines are dedicated to our most distinguished scientists, artists, patronesses, activists, and other women who changed the world. Mileva Marić Einstein, Marija Trandafil, Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja, and Milica Tomić are some of the important figures of national history and culture who inspired exhibitions, plays, concerts, and other events we can expect within this programme arch.

Women have played key roles in the history of Novi Sad and what this city is today. That is why the Heroines programme arch deals with women’s creativity, encouraging and promoting women’s culture, art, and inventiveness. This arch promotes women’s historical heritage for the sake of a more equal society.

Within Heroines, 250 artists from 20 countries, who are preparing 170 diverse programmes, are awaiting you.

Some of the heroines who will make Novi Sad the capital of women through various programmes are accordion heroine Neža Torkar, legendary heroine of performance Katalin Ladik, heroine-director Anica Tomić, gothic heroine Tarja Turunen, classical music heroines – violinist Simone Lamsma and violist Tabea Zimmermann, four heroines making up the band Warpaint, regional heroines Natali Dizdar and Kaliopi, the heroine of the Yugoslav theatre Anica Dobra, and many others.

You can view the programme book of the heroine arch here, and the calendar of all events here.



Woman as an inspiration and initiator in traditional art. Innovative presentation of cultural heritage, inspired by benefactress Marija Trandafil and other patrons.


A fairy-tale-like family gathering in nature dedicated to our Fruška Gora fairy, poet Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja.


The premiere of the play ‘Mileva’, whose author is one of the most influential regional directors, Anica Tomić, and in which as many as six local and regional playwrights joined their creative forces, reveals the character and work of scientist Mileva Marić Einstein.


A multidisciplinary approach to women’s activism, inspired by the work of one of the first women to bring a spark of feminism to this area – Milica Tomić.

Vreme i vaseljena – izložba o vremenu

Time and Universe – Exhibition About Time

Izložba „Vreme i vaseljena – izložba o vremenu” povešće nas na putovanje od tame do svetlosti, od haosa do kosmosa, okvirena pričom o srpskom naučniku Milutinu Milankoviću kroz prizmu umetnosti.
Autor vizuelno-umetničkog dela postavke je Dušan Jovović, koji je ujedno i autor prestižnih multimedijalnih i interaktivnih izložbi koje su imale međunarodni odjek. Autor narativa je prof. dr Aleksandar Petrović, izuzetan poznavalac života i dela Milutina Milankovića, kojim se bavi preko 50 godina.

Džimi Tenor

Jimi Tenor

Finski muzičar i kompozitor Džimi Tenor prisutan je dugi niz godina na muzičkoj sceni. Prvi album objavio je 1988. godine sa bendom Jimi Tenor & His Shamans, da bi solo karijeru otpočeo 1994. albumom Sähkömies. Nastup ovog muzičkog vizionara, koji na autentičan način spaja džez sa drugim umetničkim žanrovima, gledaćemo u okviru Dočeka 2022. godine.



Jedna od najboljih portugalskih pevačica dolazi u Evropsku prestonicu kulture početkom 2022. godine! Nova kraljica fado muzike Karminjo potiče iz muzičke porodice i svojim radom spaja tradicionalni i savremeni fado, ali se bavi i drugim žanrovima, kao što je brazilska muzika.



Једна од најбољих португалских певачица долази у Европску престоницу културе почетком 2022. године! Нова краљица фадо музике Кармињо потиче из музичке породице и својим радом спаја традиционални и савремени фадо, али се бави и другим жанровима, као што је бразилска музика.

Џими Тенор

Jimi Tenor

Фински музичар и композитор Џими Тенор присутан је дуги низ година на музичкој сцени. Први албум објавио је 1988. године са бендом Jimi Tenor & His Shamans, да би соло каријеру отпочео 1994. албумом Sähkömies. Наступ овог музичког визионара, који на аутентичан начин спаја џез са другим уметничким жанровима, гледаћемо у оквиру Дочека 2022. године.

Време и васељена – изложба о времену

Time and Universe – Exhibition About Time

Изложба „Време и васељена – изложба о времену” повешће нас на путовање од таме до светлости, од хаоса до космоса, оквирена причом о српском научнику Милутину Миланковићу кроз призму уметности.
Аутор визуелно-уметничког дела поставке је Душан Јововић, који је уједно и аутор престижних мултимедијалних и интерактивних изложби које су имале међународни одјек. Аутор наратива је проф. др Александар Петровић, изузетан познавалац живота и дела Милутина Миланковића, којим се бави преко 50 година.