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A4 – nultý priestor je multifunkčné nekomerčné centrum súčasnej kultúry v centre Bratislavy (Karpatská 2) orientované na tvorbu, prezentáciu a vzdelávanie v aktuálnych prejavoch súčasného divadla, tanca, hudby, filmu, súčasnej vizuálnej kultúry a umenia nových médií. Projekt A4 – nultý priestor je vyústením niekoľkoročného úsilia viacerých občianskych kultúrnych organizácií o vytvorenie centra na podporu a prezentáciu aktuálnych umeleckých prejavov v oblasti javiskového umenia (“performing arts”) a nových médií, podporujúcich živú a inovatívnu umeleckú tvorbu.

A4 is a multifunctional NGO centre for contemporary culture in Bratislava, which focuses on the creation, presentation and education of innovative forms of theater, dance, music, film, contemporary visual culture and new media art. A4 was born through the emergence of various cultural organizations, who all had a wish to create a center that could promote and present contemproary experimental arts practices and innovative creations.

For more information visit A4’s website here

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Susedenie na Šanci

Skúmame štvrť okolo križovatky ulíc Šancová, Žilinská a Karpatská. Chceme podporiť sociálne väzby v tejto zaujímavej časti Bratislavy. Spájame sa s miestnymi obyvateľmi, živou umeleckou scénou, neziskovými organizáciami a iniciatívami, prostredníctvom spoločných aktivít vo verejných aj súkromných priestoroch štvrte. Dúfame, že poskytneme ľuďom príležitosť na stretnutie a výmenu informácií a skúseností, a zdieľanie nápadov a emócií, a spoločne hľadať odpoveď na to, čo je ich “susedstvo” a kde je jeho “teritórium”.

Out of the curiosity to explore and a wish to understand, we seek for the qualities of neighbourhood relationships in the diverse area around the busy crossroads of streets Šancová, Karpatská and Žilinská. We aim to nourish the necessary social ties to strengthen the discreet networks in this interesting neighbourhood. To engage with the local residents, vivid artistic scene and NGOs in the area, we weave a rope of subsequent actions in both public and private spaces in the area. We hope to provide the members of the diverse communities with opportunities to meet and exchange information and skills, share ideas and emotions. We wish to encourage a variety of participants to join and co-define the common “territory” of the “neighbourhood”.

More information about Susedenie na Šanci here

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PAS | Performance Art Studies

“There is not one way of doing performance art, but many.”

PAS │ Performance Art Studies is an independent educational program that is offering intensive studies to young artists, art students and other interested people in Performance Art since 2008. The aim of these studies is to provide the participants a comprehensive form of teaching on Performance Art, everywhere in the world and always in cooperation with Performance Art festivals, art academies, museums and galleries.

PAS │ Performance Art Studies offers three main sections in education for Performance Art: The PAStudies, the PASproject and the PASyouth program. All these sections are divided into specific sections, for example: PAStudies (compact) or PASproject (advanced), to be able to adjust a certain program to the different working fields where PAS is involved. This flexibility allows to research in areas where performative strategies can support other fields of art and art education and influence other areas of life. This enables us to find the best method for different occasions.

– BBB Johannes Deimling, artistic director of PAS | Performance Art Studies

 For more information visit PAS here

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 tranzit logo bwtranzit is a network working independently in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia since 2002.

The network has a polycentric structure as a collective of autonomous local units cooperating across various borderlines – between nations, languages, media, mentalities and histories.

Each tranzit works under its own conditions in a variety of local contexts, using different formats and methods such as critical platforms, exhibitions and other artistic settings (musical, poetical, literary, performative …), lectures, discussions, publications, research, mediation and non-conformist education.

tranzit generates deep experience in the local artistic and intellectual biotopes in relation with continuity, a re-assessment of contemporary history (arising chiefly from the artistic catharsis of the 1960s and ’70s) and in challenging the canons, geographies and master narratives of postwar European (art) histories. The aim of tranzit is to act translocally, i.e. in constant dialectics between local and global cultural narratives.

tranzit’s experience with self-organized activities in progressive cultures dates back to the totalitarian society of the 1970s and ’80s and has continued through the hypertransformational period and the comprehensive reform of all strata of society in the 1990s and up to the present.

tranzit is engaged in numerous side projects, such as Monument to Transformation in Prague, the Július Koller Society in Bratislava and Vienna, The Free School for Art Theory and Practice in Budapest and Manifesta 8 in Murcia.

tranzit’s main financial support comes from the ERSTE Foundation.

More information about Tranzit/sk here


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Susedia na dvore

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In early 2014 we opened a small art contemporary art gallery called Mini Art in the center of Bratislava with the focus on art students and young artists up to 35 years. So far, the gallery held more than 25 successful exhibitions including artists from Slovakia, but also from abroad (USA, Russia, Japan or Italy) and many young artists from the University of Fine Arts in Bratislava.

For more information visit Mini Art here

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Vnutroblok

Vnútroblok je občianska iniciatíva združujúca nápady, projekty a hlavne ľudí, ktorí sa zaujímajú o verejný priestor v kontexte občianskej spoločnosti. Veríme, že dobrý verejný priestor potrebuje dobrých ľudí. Že dobrý priestor je udržateľný, sociálne inkluzívny, dynamický a inovatívny a jeho tvorcovia sú emancipovanými občanmi, ktorí si uvedomujú rovnako demokratické slobody, ako aj k nim patriacu zodpovednosť. Veríme, že zlepšenie kvality verejného priestoru prinesie zlepšenie kvality občianskej spoločnosti a naopak.

Vnútroblok vymýšľa a realizuje mestské projekty zamerané na verejné priestory a komunity. Popritom skúma mesto a hľadá súvislosti, problémy a riešenia, ktoré by pomohli pretvárať mesto na miesto pre ľudí.

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Slovak:

„Amnesty International je celosvetové hnutie podporované vyše 7 miliónmi ľuďmi, ktorí bojujú za dodržiavanie ľudských práv pre všetkých. Inšpirovaná nádejou pre lepší svet, vedie kampane, organizuje verejné akcie, zastáva sa jednotlivých obetí bezprávia a usiluje sa o dosiahnutie systémových zmien na úrovni štátov i medzinárodného spoločenstva. Amnesty International mení svet smerom k rovnosti všetkých ľudí čo do práv a dôstojnosti.“

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„ Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaing for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty International changes the world towards equality of all people in rights and dignity.“

More information about Amnesty International Slovakia here

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Mačinézy je miesto kde sa spája príjemného s užitečným. Na jednej strane si možete vychutnať kávu či  koláčik alebo si oddýchnuť v prítomnosti útulkových mačiciek. Zároveň si okrem dobrého pocitu môžete domov odniesť aj zvieratko hľadajúce milujúci domov.

Mačinézy is a place combining pleasant emotions with the help for the animals in need. You can enjoy  coffee, cake or you can relax in the company of sheltered cats. So not only you can leave with hearthwarming feeling, but also leave with the kitty that is looking for a loving home.

More info about Mačinézy here

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The Civic Association  Vagus  was founded  in 2011 and it brings  professional  and inovatiove  aproach  to work with homeless people and thanks to the effort of the operating team it was able to create and sustain numerous irreplaceble projects and activities aimed at combating extreme city poverty. Solving the problem of  homelessness is not sufficient in Slovakia and activities of CA Vagus are an important contribution to the positive changes in our society that often substitute the obligations of state and municipal entities. Every year of its existence the Civic Association Vagus has brought new pilot project, which is a part of the long-term vision of professional and at the same time human assistance to homeless people (Streetwork with homeless people, DOMEC – Daily Low-treshold Center, café DOBRE&DOBRÉ). Projects of CA Vagus are well respected by experts, the community and appreciated at international level (Eg. ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration).

Except the direct help to homeless people CA Vagus works at the level of positive change of public opinion through several campaignes and activities e.g. Night outside, Month without home (co-organizer), exhibitions, community work and so on. An important part of the work of the association is the activity in the field of legislative changes relating to homeless  people  in  Slovakia.  Annotating  the  laws,  creating  new  legislative  proposals,  lobbying  and  promoting common  aims based  on the needs  of homeless  people  are active  part of CA Vagus’  work in this area (long term cooperation with Pro Bono Lawyers, ombudsman, memberships in numerous job groups and the like.).

More information about Vagus here

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Unfold is a creative studio that imagines informed concepts and turns them into curious sensory experiences.

We employ techniques of interaction design, creative coding, artificial intelligence, digital fabrication, spatial design and scenography across a range of modalities. Through custom tools and rapid prototyping we push the boundaries of the possible.

Previously we’ve drone-scanned Slovakia’s biggest music festival to make a spatial design toolkit, created an unravelling supply chain installation for the Global Supply Chain Debate and there are more exciting projects to follow.

More information about Unfold here

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“L’ Associazione Culturale GALLERIA 291 prende il proprio nome dall’omonima galleria newyorchese, fondata nel 1905 al 291 della Quinta Strada, dal fotografo americano Alfred Stieglitz. Sin dai primi anni la galleria indipendente di San Lorenzo diventa luogo di libertà espressiva volta al superamento delle tecniche accademiche in favore della sperimentazione. Fondata nel 2006, l’associazione si propone di esercitare, promuovere e diffondere l’arte e la cultura in tutte le sue forme e linguaggi ad essa inerenti.
L’impegno della 291, formata da giovani curatori e professionisti del settore, è teso alla creazione di una piattaforma che promuova la ricerca artistica insieme allo studio di modalità nuove volte alla produzione e diffusione dell’arte. La Galleria allo Scalo organizza e ospita workshops, symposia, residenze, mostre, rassegne ed eventi, ponendosi al tempo stesso come luogo fisico ed immateriale, generatore di percorsi innovativi, in dialogo con le più attuali ricerche in Italia e all’estero.
L’associazione si occupa quindi di creare eventi o interventi con un percorso attivo e condiviso che parte dall’identificazione di uno spazio come punto di convergenza delle diverse discipline artistiche che collaborano per raggiungere un obiettivo comune: il limite tra outdoor e indoor, tra pubblico e privato, tra effimero e permanente è il tracciato sul quale muove la volontà di innovazione che identifica Galleria 291 Est.
La struttura dotata di un laboratorio per la grafica d’arte presta particolare attenzione alle tecniche calcografiche rigorosamente no toxit , mentre l’ufficio per la graphic design e la sala espositiva coesistono nella ricerca di nuovi strumenti di linguaggio e comunicazione. Dallo studio applicato del management al confronto con i nuovi protagonisti dell’arte, Il fine dell’associazione è quello di valorizzare pratiche che privilegiano una riflessione pluralista, e si pongono come strumento indagatore della nostra società e della nostra cultura, stimolando l’intelletto sulla riflessione del nostro presente.”

For more information visit Galleria 291 Est website

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Urban explores

Urban Experience is a cultural association built on the interest in relationships between land development, urban/human landscapes and the infinite opportunities given by the new 2.0 media devices; from smartphones/applications to social networking, from human experiences to smart development of cities.

We work constantly to find new solutions and new ways to use and live contemporary cities, never forgetting our core belief of a horizontally built community: from the historical center to the suburbs.

Innovation for us is the development of interaction in the ”users/usage” dynamics and this means that the smart cities are built on the intelligent and aware user citizens.

In order to encourage new ways for the citizens to explore and discover urban realities we decided we needed site specific urban performances, that we then designed with “edutainment” in mind.

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Urban Experience è un ambito di progettazione culturale per giocare le città attraverso le pratiche creative del performing media. Una condizione abilitante perchè la creatività sociale delle reti possa reinventare spazio pubblico tra web e territorio.

Gli ambiti su cui opera vanno dall’urbanistica partecipativa all’educazione ambientale, dal turismo esperienziale alla gestione creativa dei conflitti, dalla cittadinanza educativa per l’“apprendimento dappertutto” alla nuova spettacolarità interattiva e mobile degli happening urbani.

Urban Explores website

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LAC

Il Laboratorio Arti Civiche è un gruppo di ricerca interdisciplinare che opera all’interno del Dipartimento di Architettura dell’Università degli studi Roma Tre e compie ricerche, azioni e progetti rivolti a interagire creativamente con i cittadini per una trasformazione collettiva e condivisa dell’ambiente costruito. Articola il suo lavoro attraverso una forte interazione tra didattica ricerca e azione territoriale.

LAC’s website

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Related Projects to Nomadic Arts Festival

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The Nomadic Village is a 2-week settlement set up on a vacant lot close to an existing village. The nomadic artists’ mobile homes/ateliers form the structure of the Village around On The Road Productions’ (ORP) Steyr-Ikarus bus, which acts as its townhall.

In this autonomous enviroment participants can freely experiment with new ways of working; it stimulates creativity and exchange, and attracts local people to observe and participate in the process. At the end of the Village there is a public exhibition/show that invites a wider audience to appreciate the works produced during the Village.

The project is the brainchild of Captain Klaus, lead Artist and founder, from ORP/Austria.

Give & Get is a natural and human-friendly workshop festival focusing on diversity, educational and entertaining, and community and all in all inspiring project.We are traveling festival in different locations each year in Latvia. One of Give & Get goals is to awake a sense in people that everyone has the opportunity to create and implement all around him, through sharing, creativity and positivity.

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