• Can rivers make us more creative?
    Can we bring our creativity back to the rivers?
    We believe we can!

    Do you want your river to be an exciting, inspiring, and unique place? Well, that’s not necessarily easy, but possible. You can change your river and let it change you.
    Rivers are often regarded as means of transport, or – at best – a space for water sports. But they are also powerful and symbolic icons for connecting people and ideas across regions and national borders. They are the land’s blood system that can both join and sometimes divide people. They are THE PLACE that may connect many important fields in the city: environment, architecture, city planning, transport, but also arts, culture, cultural tourism, and education.
    The River//Cities Platform is a partnership between cultural, environmental and political initiatives which work in their cities to interact with and develop their rivers or waterfronts as cultural spaces.
    Take a look at River//Cities, join us and let your river and River//Cities inspire you.

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  • The aim of the River//Cities Platform Foundation is to increase the impact of culture on the sustainable development of urban waterfronts for the benefit of their citizens.

    The main objectives of the Foundation are: - to increase cultural activity in urban waterfront areas, - to encourage policy change and increase investment in cultural initiatives, - to generate cross-disciplinary collaborations - to create capacity-building opportunities.

  • Board

    The River//Cities Platform Foundation's  BOARD September 2018 till now:
    Iwona Preis – Intercult, Stockholm, Sweden (Chair of the Board)
    Marta Moretti – Venti di Cultura, Venice, Italy
    Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda - Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland
    Francesco Calzolaio – Venti di Cultura, Venice, Italy
    Wenancjusz Ochmann – Fundacja ARTeria, Zabrze, Poland
    Martine Meire - Cultural Department of the city of Ostend, Belgium
    Bernd Herger – Danube Island Festival, Vienna, Austria



Memory of Water EU 2nd Artistic Residency in Gdansk 14-19 Oct Press Release.
Memory of Water EU 2nd Artistic Residency in Gdansk 14-19 Oct Press Release.
"Gdansk: Conflicting Fortunes"


The Boats of the Vistula River, 05.07 -14.10.2018, Warsaw, Poland

“The Boats of the Vistula River” exhibition is dedicated to the vessels which sailed the Warsaw part of the Vistula river and their stories. It...
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Water Show Gdańsk 2018, 12 August, Poland
This Sunday, 12th August, the Water Show Gdańsk 2018 will take place.
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Economy of a Water City - Congress, 24-25 September 2018, Wrocław, Poland
The Congress "Economy of a Water City" focuses on the role of water in the...
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NordicBaltic Festival Platform Conference, 22-24 October 2018, Gdansk, Poland.
The Conference brings together managers and artistic directors of festivals from all fields of art...
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ARS BALTICA Creative Dialogue (ABCD) for Baltic Sea Region coun­tries.
With the beginning of 2018 Ars Baltica has established new dialogue platform Ars Baltica Creative Dialogue,...
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The Project - Illuminated River
The Illuminated River Project has started with The Illuminated River International Design Competition which was...
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Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States.
A series of an overseas exhibitions of the Art Museum of Estonia started in 2017, together...
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I_Improve Vienna TM3 visit
I_Improve Vienna TM3 visit
Memory of Water EU 2nd Artistic Residency in Gdansk, Poland 14-19 October.
Memory of Water EU 2nd Artistic Residency in Gdansk, Poland 14-19 October.
Gdansk 01-30 June 2019
Gdansk 01-30 June 2019
Lisbon 01-31 March 2019
Lisbon 01-31 March 2019