Novi Sad, as the European Capital of Culture, will present itself at the international festival KotorArt, one of the largest and most important art festivals in Montenegro and the region, through three segments. Representatives of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation will present the programme planned for the title year 2022, but also share their experiences and models founded by Novi Sad, which can now be applied in other cities in Serbia and the region.
Nemanja Milenković, CEO of the Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation, will participate in the ‘Novi Sad 2022’ conference, Tuesday, 20 July, at 8 p.m., where he will present the programme concept for 2022, based on the ‘4 New Bridges’ slogan, composed of eight programme arches. In addition to this, the processes and challenges faced by Novi Sad in the preparations for the European Capital of Culture will be discussed, all with the aim of sharing knowledge to colleagues from Montenegro, given that several Montenegrin cities – Budva, Tivat, Kotor and Herceg Novi together aspire to be the holders of the title of European Capital of Culture in 2028.
Violeta Đerković, the coordinator of the network of cultural stations of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ project, will be one of the speakers at the ‘Philosopher’s Square – The New Normal’ forum, 18 July at 8 p.m., which represents a significant part of the festival in the context of initiating important dialogues. Antonije Pušić, a graduate tourismologist and environmental lobbyist, better known as Rambo Amadeus, Dora Ruždjak Podolski, the theatre director and manager of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and Ivo Županović, university professor and tourism expert will also speak at the forum. Conferences within the ‘New Normal’ programme segment can also be followed live on the Facebook page and the official Youtube channel of the KotorArt festival.
You can see the entire programme of the KotorArt festival on their official website. The entrance is free of charge. Due to the limited number of people in the audience, registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone number 069 / 37-35-37 (from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m). Registration is possible no earlier than three days, and no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the programme.
Let us remind you that in April this year, Novi Sad provided support to Montenegrin candidates for the title of European Capital of Culture, announcing then that they would make their knowledge and experiences available to colleagues from the municipality of Boka.
Novi Sad is among the first cities outside the European Union to be declared the European Capital of Culture and thus becoming one of the 60 cities that took this title. The opening ceremony will be held on 13 January 2022, and Novi Sad will present more than 4,000 local and foreign artists at 1,500 planned events during the title year. You can read more about the programme concept of the ’Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ project on the official website of the project.