CULTURAL CENTRE "NIKOLA DJURKOVIC" KOTOR — expert in cultural heritage of Montenegro!
Based in the city of Kotor, on the Adriatic coast, the municipal cultural centre "Nikola Djurkovic" aims at organising and improving the cultural life of their community, organising traditional ethno-cultural manifestations, as well as enhancing creativity and the involvement of amateurs, members of cultural minorities and people with disabilities in the cultural life of their country. There are four separate organisational units within the cultural centre: a Theater, the City Gallery, Boka Cinema, the City library and reading room. Its activities are of public interest and include arranging cultural and artistic performances significant to the municipality (theater performances, literary evenings, art exhibitions, screenings, traditional, ethno-cultural etc.); promoting artistic works and other intellectual properties; and organising professional and scientific research in culture. Their most recognizable manifestations are Boka Night, Traditional Kotor Winter Carnival, Festival of Light, December rocks, and Kotor Children's Theater Festival. The cultural centre organises its events in partnership with local institutions and organisations (Kotor Art, Kotor Children's Theater Festival, Don Branko's Music Days, Sea Rock Festival, FIAT, Kotor Tourism Organisation) as well as with international organisations (see the list below).
Staff members: 30-40
Expertise: Cultural heritage (folk culture, diverse traditions from Montenegro)
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local, regional, national projects — International projects (EU and beyond), managing EU funds — Event management — Running other cultural infrastructure such as a museum, a library, a cinema, artist’s studios, etc. — Capacity building activities, courses, trainings, lifelong learning activities — Research and publications — Cultural distribution and promotion
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Puppetry — Dance — Opera — Amateur art — Development of alternative, non-conventional, innovative art practices — Historical sites and buildings — Libraries and archives — Museums — Folk culture, traditions, etc. — Painting, drawing — Photography — Digital arts — Graphic arts — Sculpture — Film, video — Decorative arts
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Intergenerational relations & ageing — Children and young people — Disabilities & inclusion — Gender & sexual orientation equality — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Cultural rights — Human rights & Democracy — Conditions of cultural workers, labor right & human resources — European citizenship and identity — Digitalisation Voluntary art / work
EU/International cooperation: Project "Bravo bravissimo". Partners abroad: Poetry Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia), Novi Sad Cultural Center, GOETHE Institute Belgrade, Dubrovnik libraries.
Priorities for the network: making more connections and create new opportunities, projects and collaborations together.