Wednesday at 5:00 PM

20 years A4 – Presentation & discussion: Why do we need cultural centers?

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We celebrate our 20th birthday with a reflection and discussions with representatives of the cultural and creative industries on the importance of cultural centers in cities and regions.

20 years of A4
Presentation: the story of A4

The future of independent cultural centers in Slovakia
With Zuzana Psotková (Tabačka – Košice), Fero Maxin (Bašta – Bardejov), Ján Mikuš (Diera do sveta – Liptovský Mikuláš), Nina de Gelder (A4 – Bratislava), moderated by Barbora Andor Tóthová.

Barbora Andor Tóthová is a cultural manager, co-founder of the Úsmev Cinema and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Economics in Košice. Her research focuses mainly on the impact of independent culture with a focus on cultural centers and urban development through cultural projects. In a panel discussion with guests from Slovak cultural centers, she will discuss the themes that resonate in her research outputs and seek to answer what the future of cultural centres (also) might look like in the current political climate.

Playlist T3
T3 – kultúrny prostriedok is a tram in the cultural-community space at Tyršovo nábrežie in Bratislava. T3 has a multi-genre program and the most striking artists from its past concerts will be played in the T3 playlist.

Debata_A4: Independent cultural centers – roles, benefits, challenges
With Slávo Krekovič (A4 – space for contemporary culture), Verona Stepanovič (P*AKT), Boris Meluš (Nová Cvernovka) and Marko Popovič (Staré Mesto Municipality, Department of Culture). Dramaturgy and moderation Bohdan Smieška.

How do actors of cultural centers from the independent cultural scene reflect on their mission, dramaturgy and values? What type of intervention and impact does their activity bring? Can their activities be described as acting in the public interest?

Playlist FUGA
FUGA is a space for the missing culture and community, and a base for experiment and new ideas. It is located at námestie SNP in Bratislava and presents all forms of art. Above all fringe musical genres, which can also be found on the FUGA playlist.

Financially supported by the Slovak Art Council.

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