KIC is the main centre for culture and information in Zagreb and in Croatia.
KIC (Cultural and Information Center) was created in 1964 by the City of Zagreb to support contemporary production in visual arts, literature and film, as well as offer a space for public debate on cultural, political and social phenomena. As a public institution, its mission is to function as the central point for culture and information at the local level in Zagreb and nationally in Croatia. Its activities are organised in connection with current events, 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 trends in the community and cultural-artistic area through public debates, book promotions and more. Its multimedia hall welcomes manifestations for kindergartens, high school students and minorities. All its programs are free to access and, due to KIC's central location in Zagreb, the audience is very diverse.
Today, KIC includes the Forum Gallery, the First Floor Gallery (dedicated to contemporary photography and visual arts), the multimedia hall (for public debates and conferences), and the KIC cinema. KIC also runs its own publishing house.
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 our own existing synergies in the field of culture can be a great asset for the ENCC. We are delighted to contribute to, work with and cooperate through this international platform.”