You canít win if you donít try hard enough!In Culture Capital Year it was indispensable to keep on inventing new formats, new themes, new ways of staging things and to try them out. The result was a colourful, seductive programme that invited audiences to tread paths never trodden before in new efforts to understand the world and our time. This curiosity and the readiness for experiments must be kept alive, particularly in light of the fact that Linz audiences appreciate this approach. This was documented by the enthusiasm with which audiences flocked to theatrical performances not only staged under the open sky, in unusual lcoations but in summer of all the seasons in the year, in a season that was virtually kept free of culture in the past. The same audiences took literature readings that were served up with soup in their stride and the slightly weird exercises in self-awareness in the ACADEMY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE. All this augurs well for the future – so why not get set? And don’t forget that enabling new developments sometimes involves ditching cosy habits. Say Linz. Say change.