“Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” is inviting artists and community representatives to co-create the Courtyard festival.
The festival is a tradition to foster community building and friendship among people living in Kaunas city and district. On the festival day, various communities, organisations, and neighbours bring their chairs and tables to the city centre and decorate it with white tablecloths and flowers. Food culture plays a central role in the festival: every year communities bring their favourite dishes and share the meals and stories with each other.
Besides the city-wide dinner, the festival is also marked by music, creative installations and different kinds of performances in unexpected public places, often created by the participants themselves.
The Courtyard festival celebrates the friendship and unity of the city’s residents, guests and neighbours – there is no coincidence that the event is organized on the International Neighbours' Day. Other important topics in the festival this year will be the relationship between man and river, ecology and other green course ideas.
Sounds tempting? Be our guest!
We invite You to celebrate communities together on the 20th of May, 2022. If you have projects, performance, visual arts or other ideas related to the topics listed above – you are more than welcome to share them in Kaunas! Participating communities are also encouraged to bring their national dishes to the tables of the Courtyard Festival.
Bring up to 15 members of Your community together and join the feast by enriching it with Your food, talents, and stories.
We will be happy to offer you Kaunas as a stage, discuss how we can implement Your ideas and cover accommodation and catering during the day of the event.
Application form. Deadline for applying: 2022 April 1
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