Programme Ideas

Be Brilliant. Be Involved.

We want programming ideas that will reflect the ambition and creativity of the city, and excite locals and visitors through their quality and invention. We want your imagination to run free.

Proposal Submission Form

A huge thanks for all the brilliant proposals submitted so far. While the formal first round date has passed we still want to hear your ideas for projects and events for Dundee 2023.

Programme guidelines

We want to create Dundee 2023 – a European Capital of Culture year like no other, packed with cultural celebrations that will ignite the heart of our city and show the richness of the region to the rest of Europe.

Download the programme guidelines

Submission Form

If you are committed to holding an event within Dundee 2023, download the full submission form. Our successful Bid will be directly as a result of the quality of the ideas we receive, so yours is very much appreciated!

Download the full submission form

Your idea should consider how Dundee moves from being a city in Europe to a European City, and fit with the bid’s objectives and values, summarised in the Programme Guidelines (downloadable below):


If you're happy to donate this idea then we'll do our best to see how we might use it as part of the Bid - thank you! If you'd like to be kept in touch with progress then please let us have your contact details here:



If you or your organisation would like to help deliver the project then please download and complete the full submission form, below.