Cultural connections


Creation is an excellent way to express the identity of a land and we are convinced of its contribution to diversity. We believe in the transformative power of culture to build bridges, promote dialogue between nations and people, and address today’s global challenges.

Cultural Connections promote dialogue between Basque culture and other cultures around the world. Its objective is to strengthen ties and build lasting relationships, to enhance cooperation between creators, cultural stakeholders and institutions, and to promote cultural and academic exchange.

Cultural Connections are decided at the highest level of the Basque Government and are a reflection of the Basque Country’s foreign affairs, its internationalisation policy and its foreign cultural policy. The Etxepare Basque Institute is the organisation that designs and develops these programmes.