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Ponta Delgada is candidate for European Capital of Culture in 2027

The winner will be announced in 2023.

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The candidacy is led by the municipality of Ponta Delgada, in São Miguel, which has the partnership of the municipalities of Angra do Heroísmo, in Terceira, and Horta, in Faial, and with the support of the Government of the Azores.

The candidacy for European Capital of Culture in 2027 is, therefore, a project of the Azores, in which artists and cultural agents, social and civic organizations, companies, public authorities and the population will participate.

Portugal launched, at the end of November, the invitation for cities to apply for the European Capital of Culture in 2027, according to the publication of a notice in Diário da República that formalized the opening of the process.

Applications are open until 23 November 2021.

The amount available for the European Capital of Culture 2027, to which ten Portuguese cities have already expressed their intention to apply, is 25 million euros, announced in October the Ministry of Culture.

Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Leiria, Guarda, Oeiras and Viana do Castelo are the cities that have already expressed their intention to be European Capital of Culture 2027, which will take place simultaneously in Portugal and Latvia.

In the past, Portugal received the title of European Capital of Culture three times, for the city of Lisbon, in 1994, of Porto, in 2001, and of Guimarães, in 2012.

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