BROUMOV MONASTERY EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE — a cultural institution promoting creativity, self-confidence and tolerance
Historically, the Broumov Monastery used to be an important centre of culture and education, not only for its own region, but also for the whole of Central Europe. Nowadays, the Broumov Monastery Educational and Cultural Centre is a non-profit organisation founded by the Broumov Region Development Agency. It operates within the premises of Broumov Monastery and its aim is to continue to revitalize the monastery and its historical cultural and educational functions, and to create a respected European institution. They implement cultural, artistic, educational and scientific projects, including interdisciplinary environmental, humanitarian and artistic educational programs, like the Mailwald Academy (environmental education for children and youth). Its programming is aimed at all age categories of the public as well as professionals. Through its activities, it is becoming a pleasant place for meeting, discussion, and inspiration and a symbol of the region's successful development. They strongly believe that excellent artistic programmes should not be the privilege of large urban centres. Thus, the main aim of their cultural centre is to offer a colourful, multidisciplinary year-long program that is geared towards locals as well as larger and more distant audiences. To know more about Broumov Monastery, have a look at its online presentation.
Staff members: 5-10
Expertise: Revitalisation / activation of public space
Target group: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects — Event management — Artistic creation / production — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities —Research and publications
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Dance — Painting, drawing — Photography — Sculpture — Creative Writing
Topics of work: Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Intergenerational relations & ageing — Children (0-12 years old) — Young people (13-30 years old) — Territorial development on local & regional levels as well as in non-urban areas — Revitalisation / activation of public space — European citizenship and identity — Sustainability — Climate change & environment
Priorities for the network: Building bridges between the organisations, networking, making projects to cooperate and share experiences — Contributing to systemic change and transformation of peripheral rural regions through cultural and educational projects and activities — Initiating dialogue about our cultures and traditions, history and coexistence in Europe, in an atmosphere of creative freedom