Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
The Aquitaine-Euskadi Eurorregion – initially comprised of the Basque Government and the Aquitaine region – Etxepare Basque Institute and Euskal Kultur Erakundea-Institut Culturel Basque signed a collaboration agreement in 2016.
Under this agreement the signatory institutions pledged to work together on two fronts: first, by including work by Basque artists from different disciplines on both sides of the border in festivals and events in Aquitaine, and second, by promoting relationships and cross-border cooperation between artists and agents in Aquitaine and Euskadi.
In addition, the geographic scope of the Euroregion has doubled since 2017. This is due to the new administrative regions that went into effect in France in 2016, creating Nouvelle-Aquitaine, which includes the regions of Charentes and Limousin. And Navarra has now been incorporated into the Euroregion. Thus, the Government of Navarre’s cultural institute, Príncipe de Viana, has now joined the Aquitaine.eus project.
Today, the Nouvelle Aquitaine-Euskadi- Navarre Eurorregion includes 8.7 million people and a geographic area of nearly 100,000 square kilometres.
Pamplona to host the third edition of 948 Merkatua
The third edition of 948 Merkatua, the Arts Market of Navarra, will take place in Pamplona from Wednesday to Friday. The event will gather together some 700 professionals of the arts and cultural industries and will feature more than 50 activities, including conferences, workshops and art exhibitions.
Basque Window at the Le Rocher de Palmer hall in Bordeaux
Every year in autumn the Le Rocher de Palmer cultural centre in Bordeaux opens its doors to Basque art and culture. This year an exhibition of the work of Navarrese photographers Juantxo Puerta and Ignacio Rubio was on show on November 5. And on the same day, there were two concerts by the Iñaki Salvador sextet and the folk group Mielotxin.
Ertza and Deabru Beltzak at Fest’Arts festival in Libourne
Once again, the street art festival Fest’Arts of Libourne will host two Basque shows. On August 8, 9 and 10, the streets of Libourne in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region will be filled with dance, theatre, music, circus acts and more at the festival’s 28th edition.