Glasgow’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games received a boost as the city won the right to host the world renowned Turner Prize in 2015, in recognition of its global cultural status.
The event will be held at the Tramway arts venue. It’s the first time the Turner Prize will be held in Scotland after organizers recently decided to hold the event outside London every second year.
Tramway was chosen by Glasgow 2018 as a venue for the 2018 Culture and Education Programme (CEP) which runs alongside the sporting events at the Youth Games.
Should Glasgow host the Youth Games, the venue would host artistic workshops for both the young athletes and local youths as part of Glasgow’s plans to use its international cultural status to promote the Olympic Values through a CEP with global reach.
Glasgow 2018 bid director Paul Bush said, “Glasgow now enjoys an international cultural reputation and we are delighted that the hard work of the city and all its partners to achieve this status has been rewarded with the announcement it is to host this prestigious arts prize in 2015.
“This is a boost to our bid to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. We believe we can use the power of Glasgow’s cultural status and the city’s proven commitment to inspiring and mobilizing communities, especially young people, through the arts to partner with the Olympic Movement to promote its values across the globe.”