Centrum Kultury Podgórza (CKP) is a cultural institution of the City of Krakow. Over 35 years of activity, it has become one of the most significant creative spots on the cultural map of Krakow and its Podgórze district.
"We want to become still more real creators of culture in our environment, to allow everyone benefiting from our activity to express themselves best, and also to assimilate cultural variety."
Due to its structure, gathering 18 clubs (including Teatr Praska 52 and Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Solvay), CKP carries out broad and diverse artistic and educational activities. It is responsible for organising concerts, exhibitions, performances and events preserving and promoting local tradition and history. It offers workshops and courses including dance, art, pottery, handycraft, musical education and theatre. CKP allows children and youth, as well as adults and senior citizens to develop their hobbies and share them with others within numerous art groups and teams.
A major focus of CKP's activities is programming events aiming to gather families to spend free time together.
Why is Centrum Kultury Podgórza going European?
- to participate in projects,
- to be part of mutual staff exchanges and trainings,
- to observe different programming practices and problem-solving within other organisations
- to transfer best practices along with mutual respect of cultural diversity.
Centrum Kultury Podgórza is already working intensively with partners from other regions of Europe (such as the Košice Leisure Centre in Slovakia, the Vilnius Culture Centre in Lithuania, the Culture Department of the Municipality of Gorodok in Ukraine).