EU4Culture awards grants to three cities to promote cultural development in Georgia
On December 1 at 11:00 in Tbilisi, EU4Culture with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia will organize a press conference and an award ceremony to officially announce three selected cities that will receive EUR 30 000 grant to prepare the Cultural Development Strategies.
The call for grant applications was launched in May 2021. It aims to support non-capital cities and towns to develop and implement Cultural Development Strategies, following the approach of the European Capitals of Culture. Overall, 70 cities from 5 Eastern Partnership countries participated in the call. After evaluation of the submitted applications, the following 3 cities from Georgia were selected: Zugdidi, Kutaisi, Poti.
Selected cities will receive up to 30 000 EUR grants to develop the Cultural Development Strategies. The 6-month working period for preparing the document starts on December 1. At the final stage of the call, one town or city out of these 3 will be awarded a grant of up to €300,000 to implement its strategy.
Mr. Catalin Gherman, Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Georgia; mayors of the three cities, project partners, EU4Culture project representatives will attend the event. The event will open with welcoming speeches and an award ceremony, where the mayors of the selected cities will officially receive grant certificates, followed by the Q&A session for the media.
EU4Culture is a four-year project funded by the European Union to support culture and creative sector with a special focus on non-capital cities and towns in the Eastern Partnership Countries. The project is implemented by the Goethe Institut (lead), Institut Francais Georgie, Danish Cultural Institute, Czech Centers.
EU Delegation to Georgia