The art historical phenomenon of the European artists’ colonies covers some 175 years and about 130 artists’ colonies or villages in Europe. Despite the considerable geographical distance and diverse cultural traditions, there are many similarities of creative accomplishment throughout all the colonies. The artistic and intellectual influence of the contacts between them is enormous.
euroArt seeks to promote the consciousness of a common European cultural heritage as an essential contribution to the development of a European identity. In this, it also strives for extension to the historic artists’ colonies of eastern and southern Europe.
To this end, euroArt has six essential objectives:
1. to preserve the common European cultural heritage of artists’ colonies
2. to create a cultural consciousness among the European citizens and to preserve and promote the artistic tradition of artists’ colonies
3. to promote contemporary art and artists
4. to promote mutual cultural understanding and intensive cooperation among the members of euroArt, its artists and the regions of Europe
5. to develop and operate a network of artists’ colonies, villages and cities in Europe
6. to create a European road of artists’ colonies, villages and cities.