From applicant to designated: Developing visions and strategies for Aarhus as European Capital of Culture

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The paper focuses on the challenges concerning strategic leadership of European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) during the transition from candidate city to designated city. The paper presents an analysis of the current situation in the city of Aarhus, Denmark that was designated in 2012 for the ECoC-title in 2017. In the period after the designation the Foundation Aarhus 2017 was established with the appointment of the board in June 2013 and with the administrative and programme manager in place during the summer of 2013. Prior to this the development of the programme including strategic cultural policy objectives as well as development of concrete projects and the securing of political back up for the plan took place. Now a new management needs to balance between building on the project as it was developed in the application phase and of moving the project forward adding own visions to the project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year11 Sep 2014
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2014
EventInternational Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2014 - Hildesheim, Germany
Duration: 9 Sep 201412 Sep 2014


ConferenceInternational Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2014

    Research areas

  • Aarhus 2017, Ledelse

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