European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 supports Kulturprinsen in the development of the international dimension of Snapsting for Children - European Playground with 150.000 DKK.
"Saints and Towngates"
The Kulturprinsens project is based on city gates and saints, which are common cultural heritage throughout Europe, and this is a characteristic of Viborg, where Snapsting for Children - European Playground is taking place.
In 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Europe is celebrated. To mark the occasion, the project explores history and recreates Viborg's five medieval city gates. European schools and kindergartens from nine countries have 'European cultural children' created friendship classes/groups (4-12 years) in Region Midtjylland.
In collaboration with a professional sculptor, the friendship classes build an interpretation of Viborg's five city gates.
The productions are exhibited at the original location of the city gates. With close European collaborations and encounters between children and professional artists, the project helps bring history to life at a children's level - but also for a wider audience.