OCHOTA CULTURAL CENTRE — one of the most energetic and creative cultural centres in Poland!
The Ochota Cultural Centre (OCC) is a non-governmental cultural institution subordinated to the central municipal authorities of Warsaw. In 2018 OCC celebrated the 50th anniversary of its existence. During this time, OCC became to be known as one of the most energetic and creative cultural centres in Poland and is now considered as a leading cultural institution in Warsaw. Its offer includes a diversified educational and cultural program addressed to all age groups. In addition, three affiliated clubs carry on a variety of cultural projects: ANGOBA (ceramics), Art's Workshop (fine arts) and the so-called MAL (The Place of Local Activity focused on local society's ideas and activities).
Staff members: 30-40
Expertise: Participation / audience engagement
Target groups: Children (0-12 years old) — Young people (13-30 years old) / students — Families — Seniors — Artists / independent cultural workers — Experts of culture or other specialties
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities and cultural mediation — Artistic activities and events — Community & civic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects — Running other cultural infrastructure — Artistic creation / production — Cultural distribution and promotion
Fields of work: Music —Dance — Amateur art — Folk culture, traditions, etc. (intangible culture heritage) — Painting, drawing — Sculpture — Film, video — Ceramics — Activities dedicated for seniors
Topics of work: Children (0-12 years old) — Young people (13-30 years old) — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Cultural rights — Territorial development on local level and in urban areas — European citizenship and identity — Voluntary art / work
EU/International cooperation: Europe Du Hip-hop (Erasmus+, cooperation with the artistic school Byhojskolen from Aarhus, 1992-2014) — Outdoor painting workshop in Romania for the attendants of our painting courses (2016) — Exchange with Hungary within the ENCC (2016) — VAN GOGH. Visual Arts Group. Crossing the Limits of Age. Artistic Education of Adult Listeners (2 partners, 2008-2010) — @RTRE-START (2010-2012) — Guide Us Into Art (Youth in Action, 2011-2013) — SENIOR CLUBBING (2011-2013) — ART HAS FRESHEST (2012-2013) — ECO@CULTURE (2012-2014) — CARE&CULTURE (2013-2015)
Priorities for the network: Exchange of good practices about work management and artistic events — Training — Projects