During the EU Council Presidency, Croatia will present itself with a cultural program compound in cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The aim of cultural program is to contextualise Croatian heritage and contemporary culture with the cultures of the countries in which we represent ourselves.
The programs of all artistic disciplines have been carefully selected in order to achieve the highest possible visibility of Croatian culture and art in European centres.
Of the hundreds of cultural events that will be organised across the EU, we can single out the following: a concert by the Croatian Glagolitic Requirement Igor Kuljerić in Munich, performed by the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of the Croatian conductor Ivan Radio, thus linking the Croatian and German Presidencies; Croatian cultural heritage and Glagolitic heritage as our specifics will be presented with the Glagolitic exhibition, as well as with the performance of Katarina Livljanić and the Dialogos ensemble all over Europe; the Croatian traditional culture will be presented in their performances by the LADO Folk Songs and Dances Ensemble on performances in Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Pécs, Malta and Cyprus; in correlation with Greek archaeological heritage, Croatian achievements in this area will be put on display at the Zagreb Archaeological Museum in Athens; the exhibition Zagreb - Budapest at the National Museum in Budapest will compare the artistic achievements of Croatian and Hungarian artists; Croatia will be a guest country at the Montpellier Book Fair. Contemporary artistic expression will show Croatian achievements in this area with performances of contemporary dance ensembles and movements BadCo and Defacto, and jazz musicians and their ensembles Elvis Stanić and Tamara Obrovac.
The best Croatian music ensembles The Zagreb Soloists and Zagreb Quartet will give an audience of EU member states an insight into the achievements of classical music in Croatia, and performances of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb across the EU (Brussels, Liege, Sofia, Modena, Budapest, Gdansk, Lisbon) will present the best Croatian achievements in theatre. A special program will be presented throughout the six months of the Bozar presidency in Brussels, which will begin with a gala concert featuring Max Emanuel Cenčić, Renata Pokupić, the Antiphonus Ensemble and the Croatian Baroque Ensemble conducted by Belgian conductor Peter Van Heyghen. With the exhibition of Wenceslas Richter, the performance of Tartuffe as well as the film cycle of the Retrospective of Croatian Film Classics, animated and documentary films of Croatian culture will be presented in their entirety.
Programme of Cultural events.