Fantazia Cultural Heritage Festival 2nd Edition

Fantazia Cultural Heritage Festival 2nd Edition


01-15 November 2019

The European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan is holding the 2nd edition of “Fantazia” Cultural Heritage Festival from 1-15 November 2019in BakuGanja, and Nij, Gabala.

The purpose of the “FANTAZIA” Festival, named after Baku's famous bathhouse protected building, is to raise awareness on the need to showcase and to preserve cultural heritage. This year's festival coincides with the Eastern Partnership's 10th anniversary.

The Festival will be organized in partnership with EU Member States and third countries, namely France, Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Moldova, Mexico, Argentina, Tajikistan, Venezuela as well as local partners, including the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, Baku city Main Department of Culture, the Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve “Icherisheher”.

The Festival will be launched on November 1st with an International conference on architectural heritage at the Azerbaijani-French University UFAZ and with the subsequent opening of a pop-up museum dedicated to Baku's history. The Festival will also include exhibitionstheatre performances, concerts, workshops, film screenings on heritage issues presented by film directors, guided tours. More than 10 foreign guests will arrive in Baku on this occasion.

Part of the Festival's activities will take place in Ganja, namely the organization of exhibitions, debates, a concert and film screenings. During the Festival, the guests will also participate in the Albanian – Udi culture day in the village of Nij of the Gabala region.

The Festival is supported by “The Landmark” Hotel and Business Centre. Official partners of the initiative are: “YARAT” Contemporary Art Space, Museum Centre, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Museum of Modert Arts, “Salaam” Cinema, Municipality of Ganja city, Albanian Udi community, AEDOS, Casa Battlo in Barcelona. Scientific partners are: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Azerbaijan National University of Culture and Arts, French-Azerbaijani University, Ganja State University. United Cultures MMC is providing organizational support under a contract financed by the European Union.