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Culture Company 2013

Culture Company 2013

Culture Company Profile

Derry~Londonderry has been designated as the inaugural UK City of Culture for 2013 which will see a celebration of its culture to local and international audiences through the delivery of a high profile cultural programme.

Culture Company 2013 Ltd is an independent company (limited by guarantee) formed to manage and deliver the UK City of Culture 2013 programme in partnership with Derry City Council, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company and the Strategic Investment Board. With a team of 18 full time staff and led by Chief Executive Shona McCarthy, Culture Company 2013 Ltd is headquartered at Ebrington in Derry~Londonderry.

The Company’s mission is to provide cultural access for all within the City and its Hinterland and confidently and creatively connect with the wider world. The lifespan of the Company is from 2011-2014 and the establishment of a sustainable legacy is central to its work. City of Culture 2013 is one of the 11 core steps within the City Regeneration Plan, the One Plan.