Statement from the 5 cities bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023

November 30, 2017

On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. We met to discuss the letter sent last week to the UK Government by the European Commission stating that the participation of the UK in the … Continued

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Response to European Commission decision to discontinue ECoC 2023 selection process

November 23, 2017

“We are hugely disappointed at this decision that has come just days before the Dundee bid team was due to travel to London to make its pitch.

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Shaper/Caper Dancing for Dundee

November 9, 2017

Shaper/Caper is a charity all about dancing and creative learning projects and they have created an exceptional dance film inspired and performed by the amazing people of Dundee to show their support for the Dundee 2023 bid to become European Capital of Culture.

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Once in a lifetime bid is launched as Dundee sends off European Capital of Culture Bid Book

October 26, 2017

Dundee’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 was sent off with a celebration today. Young people from around the city joined the Council leader, John Alexander, in the City Square to wish the 80-page document success.

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Launch of Dundee’s Creative Industries Strategy 2017 – 2021

October 17, 2017

‘Dundee’s first Creative Industries Strategy will launch on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). The strategy includes a series of strategic actions to be undertaken to develop the city’s creative sector over the next 5 years, from 2017 – 2021.’ 

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Creative Dundee event: Where Should Dundee Be in 2053

September 28, 2017

Author Ursula K. Le Guin, once wrote: ‘The imagination is an essential tool of the mind, a fundamental way of thinking, an indispensable means of becoming and remaining human’. She saw the process of ‘imagining’ as something that couldn’t be done alone, later adding: ‘Listening is an act of community, which takes space, time, and … Continued

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Scottish Government Cross-Party Support for Paisley and Dundee Culture bids

September 27, 2017

‘Parties across the Scottish Parliament united today to give backing to Paisley’s 2021 UK City of Culture and Dundee’s 2023 European Capital of Culture bids.’

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Scottish City Councils back Dundee 2023

August 26, 2017

The leaders of all six city council authorities in Scotland have given their support for Dundee’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

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Hot Chocolate Youth Consultation event – Young [email protected] 2023

August 24, 2017

As Dundee gathers ideas and submissions for its bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023, the youth project Hot Chocolate Trust and Dundee City Council hosted an event to bring together youth workers and young people to discuss dreams and ideas for the bid.

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Symposium with UZ Arts

August 22, 2017

A special symposium, presenting talks and discussions with the European Capital of Culture 2023, Dundee team and a number of INSITU artists.

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‘Over Bridges’- An Anthem for Dundee 2023

August 18, 2017

  Acclaimed songwriter, composer and producer Gary Clark announces his new song ‘Over Bridges’ to accompany Dundee’s 2023 European Capital of Culture bid.

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Dundee Gymnastic Centre celebrating connections with Europe

August 16, 2017

This week, Dick McTaggart Regional Gymnastic Centre has been celebrating Dundee’s sporting connections with Europe ahead of the city’s bid to become European City of Culture in 2023. A group of 22 talented young gymnasts from Sweden have been making the most of the quality facilities on offer at the centre during a 5 day summer camp.

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Creative Renfrewshire come to Dundee

August 3, 2017

DUNDEE is being held up as an example to other Scottish cities due to its success in developing its arts and cultural scene. Eight representatives from Pais­ley, which is bidding for the UK City of Culture 2021, met the Dundee European Capital of Culture 2023 team as part of a learning exercise.

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Music to Our Ears: Dundee launches its first Music Strategy

July 27, 2017

‘Music To Our Ears is Dundee’s first Music Strategy and it looks to address many of the issues facing the music sector in the city.’

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Scottish Government Culture Strategy for Scotland event

July 25, 2017

The Scottish Government is developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland and holding events in different parts of the country to encourage anyone who might be interested to engage and contribute. Share your views and ideas about culture in Scotland, and the direction it should take, as well as the main challenges and issues you think … Continued

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100 Days till Submission!

July 20, 2017

The countdown to Dundee submitting its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 has begun in earnest — and hundreds of Dundonians have added their voices in support.

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Programming Call: Support Dundee’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023

June 23, 2017

Members of the public are being asked to “be brilliant” and contribute to Dundee’s European Capital of Culture 2023 Bid by submitting their ideas for the proposed programme.

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Design Week: How Dundee is driving social change through design

June 19, 2017

‘Wandering around Dundee on a sunny bank holiday in May during the second iteration of the annual Dundee Design Festival, you can’t help but think that culturally the city is on the cusp of something special.’

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UNESCO Dundee City of Design Annual Report 2015/2016

June 16, 2017

Dundee became a UNESCO City of Design just over two years ago. We bid for the designation with a strong history of design in our city, from comic characters that are known the world over, to computer games that are played in households everywhere, via Jute and Jam and even greetings cards.

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Engage Dundee Survey

June 7, 2017

Engage Dundee is the process which The Dundee Partnership has developed to consult with local communities in the city to inform Local Community Plans from 2017 onwards. The Engage Dundee consultation was undertaken between June 2016 and March 2017 and the results of the survey can be read here.

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Dundee’s Young People Contribute to the 2023 Bid

June 1, 2017

European Capital of Culture consultation and engagement events with young people (aged 12-19 years of age) took place between May and August 2017 and reached over 1,000 young people. The consultation included 35 school groups, City-wide Pupil Council, Youth Organisations, workshops, seminars, one-to-one interviews and cultural youth organisations. A short film was made capturing the … Continued

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Launch conference, European Capital of Culture 2023, Dundee Candidate city

March 30, 2017

About 150 delegates attended the conference aimed at supporting the bid, including Theresa Blegvad, culture convener of Aarhus in Denmark, the 2017 title holder.

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