Panel of Expert Judges nominates 22 Applicants for the European Cultural Brand Award 2017

From: Causales
Published: Wed Oct 11 2017

The judges nominated the following candidates:
For the prize European Cultural Brand of the Year 2017 the panel nominated the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, ORF Radio Österreich 1 (Austrian radio station) and Kampnagel – Internationale Kulturfabrik GmbH.

The following have a chance to be recognized as the European Trend Brand of the Year 2017: The Silk Road Symphony Orchestra (CALLIAS FOUNDATION), Ulm Stories – Geschichten einer Stadt (A Town’s Stories; Interactive Media Foundation) and the Kulturzug (Culture Train) Berlin – Wroclaw// Breslau (Deutsch-Polnische Gesellschaft Berlin e.V.).

The potential winners of the award European Cultural Manager of the Year 2017 award are Frances Morris (Director of the Tate Modern, London), Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg Curator and Director of the Art Department at the Museums Division of Yad Vashem), Christoph Lieben-Seutter (General Director of the Laeiszhalle and of the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg) as well as Prof. Gereon Sievernich (Director of the Martin Gropius Bau).

The judges’ nominations for the category European Cultural Investor of the Year 2017 went to the Würth Group, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG and the Wilo Foundation.

Leeuwarden Friesland (European Capital of Culture 2018), Van Gogh Europe and #urbanana (Tourismus NRW e.V.) received nominations for the European Cultural Tourism Region of the Year 2017.

Their nominations in the category European Education Program of the Year 2017 will give these organizations a reason to celebrate: The Flying Steps Academy, the Daetz Foundation – Institute for Intercultural Knowledge and Communication as well as the Paläon – Research and Adventure Center.

The following are in the finals for the award offered for the German speaking parts of Europe – the Prize for Urban Culture: Zukunftslabor Kultur (Future Laboratory Culture; Culture Department of the State Capital of Stuttgart), 250 Jahre Goldstadt Pforzheim (The Gold City of Pforzheim Celebrates 250 Years; City of Pforzheim) as well as the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS LEIPZIG (Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

During the "Night of Cultural Brands," the award winners in the respective categories will receive the AURICA, a 23 centimeter tall waxed bronze statute. AURICA is a Romanian girl’s name, which stands for "The Golden One". The name is a combination of everything humankind covets so much: Aura, aurum and eureka. Moreover, the sculpture is a symbol for the excellence, attractiveness and diversity of the European culture market and a synonym for the valuable communications work of European cultural providers as well as the outstanding commitment of the sponsors in European Culture. The European Cultural Brand Award receives funding from 43 business partners, including premium partners Sparkassen Group, Der Tagesspiegel, ARTE Magazin, BayerKultur, Deutsche Welle, Kulturplakatierung, HORIZONT and Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie. Funding for the AURICAs is provided by Securitas AB.
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