Västerbotten Investment Agency

Umeå European Capital of Culture 2014

Umeå is the European Capital of Culture 2014. Umeå2014 is a window to all of Europe. We will use it to show that we are one of the foremost culture-driven cities in Europe. Before, during and after 2014 cultural exchanges between Umeå and the rest of Europe will increase. This means that Europe has an opportunity to become acquainted with Umeå’s cultural scene. It is also an opportunity to establish bonds with new European friends for us.

A programme of co-creation

“Co-creation” is the key word in Umeå2014’s capital of culture initiative. Here, the concept means that everyone can participate and contribute to the programme. To promote a long-term perspective and encourage the continuance of capital of culture activities beyond 2014, it is intended that projects should be run by the “cultural operators” themselves.

We continue to create together after 2014

Umeå2014 is mostly about expanding upon the dynamic cultural scene that Umeå already has. And when 2014 ends, what we have created will continue to be put to use – for many years to come.

Umeå 2014