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Kulturális Központok Országos Szövetsége (KKOSZ)

National Association of Cultural Centres of Hungary (KKOSZ)

Kecskemét, Hungary

KKOSZ is a volunteer organisation that supports the work of the most significant Hungarian community centres and cultural houses. With 81 members, KKOSZ covers the entire Hungarian territory. The association uses the possibilities that derive from the multifunctional activity of their members to address the challenges of the Hungarian cultural sector. Their activities include networking and advocacy, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building.

Number of cultural centers represented : 96
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  • Socio-cultural activities and cultural mediation
  • Artistic production/promotion
  • Community and civic activities
  • Project management
  • Event management
  • Evaluation (e.g. of projects, structures or other)
  • Training/Lifelong learning
  • Information/awareness-raising
  • Networking
  • Consultancy (e.g. legal advice)
  • Advocacy/policy-related work

Artistic disciplines

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Street art
  • Amateur arts
  • Film and video art
  • Crafts

Topics covered

  • Intergenerational relations and ageing
  • Participation and audience engagement
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Tangible cultural heritage
  • Cultural rights
  • Working conditions of cultural professionals/labour rights/human resources
  • Non-urban culture
  • Tourism