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Utenos kultūros centras

Utena Cultural Centre

Utena, Lithuania

The Utena Cultural Center is the largest cultural institution in the region, which not only preserves cultural traditions, but also constantly improves, changes, seeks new creative challenges, nurtures art of various genres and forms, from music, art, literature to theatrical discoveries, chamber and large events. Almost every day, events take place in the Great and Small Halls of the Culture Center, the Jonas Mekas cinema hall, the Maestro Adolfas Driukas Music Gallery and other spaces of the Culture Center and the city. The event halls of the Leliunai, Kuktiskiai, Saldutiskiai, Tauragnai, Daugailiai, Vyzuonai, Uzpaliai and Sudeikiai branches of the Culture Center are also waiting for the spectators. And those who want to experience the joy of creative discoveries themselves can become creators and artists in folk dance groups, choral music, drama and puppet theater, and other groups. In the near future, we are planning new cultural activities, an arts incubator, a place for residents' activities in a new space - the restored Uzpaliai manor.


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  • Socio-cultural activities and cultural mediation
  • Artistic production/promotion
  • Community and civic activities
  • Art education and/or other educational activities
  • Project management
  • Event management
  • Training/Lifelong learning
  • Information/awareness-raising
  • Networking
  • Research/data collection
  • Revitalisation/activation of public spaces
  • Internationalisation and mobility

Artistic disciplines

  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Development of alternative art practices
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Crafts
  • Creative writing

Topics covered

  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Intergenerational relations and ageing
  • Disabilities and inclusion
  • Gender and sexual orientation
  • Participation and audience engagement
  • Cultural policy
  • Tourism