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

Tampere and Tampere Region 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.

Hän – Equality, culture and women

News

Tampere is in the 2nd round: All three applicants chosen to continue in the race

Tampere bid for the European Capital of Culture is now published: Includes over 90 program titles

European Capital of Culture: International panel will decide the fate of Tampere

A lake view, Virrat/ Photo by Laura vanzo

Mänttä-Vilppula is a wonderful art city in the middle of forests

Build the Capital of Equality with us!

Tammerfest / Photo by Laura Vanzo

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

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