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Matera 2019 Cultural Strategy
Bid book Italy English
Matera has chosen to use its candidacy as a sandbox, as a way of opening up to new and unexpected forms of making culture. One example: today Matera is, by a long chalk, Southern Italy’s leader in open data available for use in an extraordinary variety of ways, from science to artistic creativity. This “open” candidacy has shown the city that anybody can reinvent themselves in new roles and perform a role in the great play of cultural production. This has come as a surprise even to us politicians and administrators. But unlike in the past, our concern is not that the situation might escape our control. On the contrary, we want Matera and Basilicata to invent and adopt new, risky and open ideas, just like the future we have decided to embrace.
Evaluation Italy English
The first edition of the Report was presented in Matera in July 2020.The purpose of this Monitoring Report is to present and systematise the most important data gathered during the year of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019. An Appendix has been added to this second edition of the Report that presents the data relating to the short-term economic impacts that have emerged from the evaluation studies that were concluded during 2020. This has offered a useful opportunity to expand the International Dimension and Cultural Vibrancy sections with new paragraphs, and to correct some typographical errors that appeared in the first edition.
Other Italy English
As has been repeatedly acknowledged by external observers, thanks to the work carried out both during the candidacy phase and during the year as capital, Matera 2019 has become a model for European capitals of culture because it is the city that has been able to get involved more than others through multidisciplinary activities, through solid citizen participation and through a cultural programme that was 85 percent theirownoriginalprojects.What'smore, Matera2019hasalsobeenrecognisedas exemplaryintermsofcommunication.We areleavingthelegacyofacitythatis certainly better known and appreciated in ItalyandEurope.Wehavesowntheseeds, we have watered the soil and the tree is starting to grow with strong roots that we wanted to call: Co-creation, Inclusion, Expansion of the City, Remoteness. This is our legacy that we must continue to water.