What you will gain?

BSR Cultural Pearls title recognizes outstanding culture-driven social resilience work of municipalities.

During the process of competing for the title – the development of your own Culture and Resilience action plan and the implementation phase in the title year, the ultimate gain for your town, city, municipality or region and the citizens will be better functioning, healthier neighbourhoods where co-creation, cooperation, involvement of different stakeholders will create mutual trust, civic engagement and better understanding between decision – makers and citizens.

Benefits of becoming a Cultural Pearl:

  • Engaging your citizens in creating and decision making will boost their sense of belonging to the place and pride. Usage of culture will make the participation comfortable, equal and uniting.
  • As a municipality you will build your capacity – knowledge, cross-sectoral understanding for culture, community and social resilience. 
  • During the development of the Culture and Resilience action plan (CuReAP) and the whole Title year you will have access to thorough and individualised mentorship. 
  • You will have access to seed money initiative up to 5000 EUR to pilot and test new activities of creative solutions involving local CCS practitioners. 
  • You will gain additional visibility: international marketing, local and international award ceremony – creating momentum in the community, region and  nationally;
  • You will be a more attractive and competitive place – for settlement, investment or tourism;
  • You will be better connected internationally by being a part of a professional network in the Baltic Sea Region.