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January 17, 2022

Bucharest City enters final stage of bid to become European Capital of Culture 2021

The Bucharest City Hall has submitted a second bid to become European Capital of Culture 2021, thus entering the final stage of the competition, ArCub reported in a press statement.

The file was submitted last Friday to the Culture Ministry with all the projects the city intends to carry out by 2021 if it wins the title.

“The concept supporting Bucharest’s bid is In-Visible City and it entails bringing to light all the forgotten, unimagined and unrealised aspects of the city that comprises the city’s potential that has not been capitalised on yet, meaning the invisible side of the city. More than 70 projects included in the file cover six years and are grouped around three themes that will attempt to resuscitate the lost memory of the city, to open the city to its denizens and by doing so to make it more accessible to them, to capitalise on and multiply artistic and cultural initiatives already in place,” reads the statement.

On September 14, Bucharest will welcome the European jury of the competition that will assess the final four contesting cities, while on September 15 the city will advocate the bid to the jury. The outcome of the competition will be made public on September 16.

Bucharest City’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2021 is supported by the recently elected Bucharest General Mayor Gabriela Firea.

The file of the first bid is available for the public on www.bucuresti2021.ro, while the second will be made public after its validation by the Culture Ministry.

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