A VÉRTES AGORÁJA — believe in international cooperation to support minorities and young people!
A Vértes Agorája – as a division of Agora Nonprofit Ltd. – is a local centre for culture and education, aiming to develop and organise the cultural life of the local community of the city of Tatabánya, respecting and preserving traditions and promoting innovation. Tatabánya is a multicultural settlement with different minorities, and the centre has a strong respect for the local identity, values and characteristics of the communities. Indeed, one of their fundamental missions is "community development" on thematic base in respect of age groups, supporting and reinforcing active communities. In this framework, they aim to create new traditions by establishing alternative community development trends. They also play an essential role in organising events such as concerts, exhibitions, workshops, talent spotting events, career fairs. A Vértes Agorája is both a city and a local network of cultural centres: 4 smaller and quite autonomous cultural centres of the city are under the management of their main cultural centre; and the centre also runs a council of cultural centres for nine villages around Tatabánya, and supports them technically and professionally.
Staff members: 40-50
Expertise: Work with young people (13-30 years old)
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 — Evaluation — Artistic creation / production — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Coordination of a network — Networking / cooperation — Distribution of grants / scholarships —Consultancy — Advocacy / Policy — Data collection
Fields of work: Amateur art — Painting, drawing — Digital arts — Film, video
Topics of work: Intergenerational relations & ageing — Children (0-12 years old) — Young people (13-30 years old) — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods —Territorial development on local and regional levels as well as in urban and non-urban areas — Voluntary art / work
EU/International cooperation: European Voluntary Service (Erasmus+, 4 partners from Turkey, Albania, Italy and Armenia) —Youth exchange (Erasmus+, 1 partner from Sweden)
Priorities for the network: Developing trainings both for professionals and beginners in the fields of cultural management, international cultural project, minorities/community development and support, young people — Developping international cooperations in implementing programs to support national minorities