Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, is a meeting point for culture, politics and the economy. Many regional stakeholders have been mobilized around a cultural project that unfolds all year long, transforming the Marseille mosaic into a coherent picture. Uniting the Roman ruins of Arles, the medieval buildings of Salon-de-Provence, the industrial zones of Istres and Martigues, the cultural centre of Aix-en-Provence, the clay sector of Aubagne and the Greek heritage of Marseille is a real challenge. However, this is the miracle that is Marseille-Provence 2013 – a unique journey through the region’s history, reality, desires and projects.
Ulrich Fuchs / European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence 2013 – Deputy Managing Director
Ulrich Fuchs has been deputy managing director of the European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence 2013 since 2010. After studies in literature, history, sociology and theatre, he was awarded a PhD by the Free University of Berlin. Between 1984 and 2005, he taught at Bremen and Mainz Universities. Between 1984 and 2003, he was also artistic advisor to the Bremen Municipal Theatre, then director of theatre for young audiences. In addition, Fuchs developed training programmes on managing cultural enterprises in Germany. He took part in international programmes, in particular at the University of Avignon.
He was in charge of Bremen’s application to become European Capital of Culture in 2003. In 2005, he became the deputy director and programme director for Linz, the European Capital of Culture in 2009.