European White Nights
The White Nights were started in Paris in 2002 as a project to bring the city and contemporary creation closer to its inhabitants. In view of its popularity and success with the public, several other European cities joined the initiative, and thus the European White Nights project was born. The network currently includes the following cities: Paris, Brussels, Riga, Bucharest, La Valetta (Malta) and Madrid, which have now been joined by Amsterdam in this year’s edition.
The shared goals of all the cities organizing White Nights are: gratitude, avant-garde, citizenship and sustainability. Plus, the exchange of experiences is fostered with the development of joint projects and the internationalization of local artists through the exchange of propositions. Madrid began to celebrate its version of the White Nights, La noche en blanco, in 2006, and by now it is a beacon of success within the network because of its ability to get the public onboard from the first edition and its consolidation and growth in the ensuing years.