Let’s make Tampere Region the European Capital of Culture 2026!

Tampere applying as the European Capital of Culture 2026

Tampere and the Tampere Region are together applying to become a European Capital of Culture and we want you to join us. We want to permanently increase the quality of life of our residents and strengthen the Tampere Region’s cultural expression without forgetting the international aspect.


Expert: This is the state of EU funding for culture right now. Something new also coming!

The success of Tampere in the Capital of Culture competition will be announced after Midsummer

Check this service: All Finnish grants in one web page

Report: Capital of Culture Year was a success for Plovdiv

Tampere liberates policy for restaurant terraces

Capital of Culture bid is looking for employees

The most important grant info of the year? Kone Foundation tells about next autumn

Capital of Culture is a major opportunity to raise international brand of Tampere

Coronavirus and the capitals of culture: This is how Galway and Rijeka will go through the crisis

Please tell, how you would use 450 000 EUR to make children and youngsters happy

The City board approved the Tampere European Capital of Culture application

The secret of success: Why Aarhus succeeded as the European Capital of Culture?

Canoeing at lake Näsijärvi / Photo by: Laura Vanzo

Exploring Tampere

Going the Distance for Cheap Alcohol

Victories in Ice Hockey and Zamboni Driving

Robots, and Bunnies, and Snow, Oh My!

Jumping Headfirst into Nearly Freezing Water

Hän – Equality, culture and women


Build the Capital of Equality with us!

Tammerfest / Photo by Laura Vanzo

Inform, discuss, comment — be part of our journey!


Our friends