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Open Call for projects – Žilina Beskydy 2026

 Žilina Beskydy 2026 team announces an open call for submission of projects. We are interested in project ideas which could become a part of our bid book and possibly part of the Zilina European Capital of Culture 2026 programme. It concerns especially projects which are planned within Beskydy region.   The open call deadline is […]



Applications for ACCELERATOR BESKIDS 20<26 are open

ACCELERATOR BESKIDS 20<26 is a monthly development program for building and improving cooperation between artists, creators, cultural managers and institutions of the cultural and creative sector in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland within the cross-border Beskids region.  During the Accelerator, you will have the opportunity to get to know more interesting cultural actors from […]



An unused city building will be transformed into a place for dialogue on public space

There is a longer-term and broader plan for the building at Horný val 67 street, where the chief architect’s offices opened last month. These unused spaces in the city center will be gradually filled with interesting educational and cultural initiatives and activities. One of them is the planned project PASÁ:Ž – Platform for architecture and […]



Details of the application that granted Žilina progression to the finals

At the beginning of February, in the competition of 8 candidate cities from Slovakia, Žilina successfully advanced to the 2nd round, together with the cities of Nitra and Trenčín. We bring you more details from the content of our bid book, the 60-page application that moved Žilina to the finals of the competition for the […]



We are expanding our team for the 2nd round of the competition. Join us !

As we advance to the finals of the European Capital of Culture 2026, new challenges and opportunities open up in front of us. We are therefore looking for passionate and creative people to become part of our small team and help with their expertise, ideas and energy to bring this comprehensive and unique project to […]



Žilina is advancing to the 2nd round of the competition

The city of Žilina is advancing to the 2nd round in the European Capital of Culture 2026 competition. Along with Žilina, the cities of Nitra and Trenčín were also shortlisted. The results were announced today at 3:00 pm by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. On Thursday, February 4, the project team completed […]