KIC is the main centre for culture and information in Zagreb and in Croatia.
KIC - Cultural and information center, was established in 1964 by the Municipality of Zagreb to foster contemporary art production in visual arts, literature and film and, as well as, provide a space for public panels on current cultural, political and social phenomena. As a public institution, its mission is to serve as the main centre for culture and information at the local level in Zagreb and nationally in Croatia. Its activities are organised in connection with the news, social movements and trends in the field of culture and art; and thus address topics that are relevant to the community (e.g. a program on the gentrification of the city). KIC hosts diverse cultural events that comment and question current trends in the community and cultural-artistic area through public debates, book promotions etc. KIC multimedia hall welcomes manifestations for kindergartens, high school students and minorities. All its programs are free to access and due to its central location in the city of Zagreb, the audience is very diverse.
KIC today includes the Forum Gallery, the First Floor Gallery committed to contemporary photography and visual arts, multimedia hall as venue for public debates and conferences, and KIC cinema. KIC has a publishing house as well.
Why did they join the ENCC?
“The ENCC and KIC share the same objectives at different levels, i.e. to emphasize the importance of cultural dialogue, to support artistic projects about contemporary issues and to highlight the variety of cultural expressions. Thus, we are sure that synergy in the field of culture that we already have can be a great asset for the ENCC. We are delighted to contribute, work and cooperate through this international platform.”