ROSENFELD PALACE — Palace in life. Watch, Listen, Create, Connect, Share, Engage, Enjoy. Experience culture.
The Rosenfeld palace is among the most important monuments built just after 1900 in the region of northwestern Slovakia. Formerly, this building was considered to be the most beautiful building in the town, and one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau monuments in Slovakia. In September 2016, the gates of the Rosenfeld Palace opened again with an ambitious project going through the common boundaries of an artistic and a cultural life. Rosenfeld palace is now a point on the cultural map of the city of Žilina. It is inherently a multifunctional platform connecting its inhabitants and visitors of the city in the area of art. Its main tasks are cultural and educational activities, that are closely related to the current events and history. Its primary role is to support art through exhibitions and display contemporary artists. The basic program structure is composed of discussions (the format of Genius Loci discussions), lectures on topics related to the city and its surroundings (history and contemporary themes), concerts of classical and contemporary music, exhibition activities focused on design, typography and contemporary art. The main activities also include commented tours, creative workshops for children and adults. The main stage also serves for screenings, and during weekends it even serves for inclusive cinema for kids with special needs. Then, a part of the Rosenfeld palace is the “Lida Mlichová’s Bookbinding Manufactory” which is a unique manufactory with a long family tradition. This Bookbinding Manufactory was created on the basis of the work of artist Ján Vrtílek (1906-2000), member of the leading organisation “Meister der Einbandkunst” based in Munich. The Manufactory won many awards in Slovakia and international competitions. Today, his daughter, Lida Mlichová personally manages the Manufactory. Another part of the Palace is the unique permanent exhibition of puppets from Žilina Puppet Theatre: “Puppets in the Attic”. Visitors can discover a magical world, follow a trail rich in history, get to know the different types of puppets, see what happens backstage or in a shadow play, pose for a photo as Pippi Longstocking, act out a drama or take control of a dragon and become a real puppet master. In terms of partnership, the Palace participates among others at the Fest Anča International Animation Festival , European Heritage Days and Scandi (Scandinavian Film Festival). They also actively cooperate with Žilina’s Jews Community on their venues, and they host EduPoint – Educational seminars for professional and non-professional teachers.
Staff members: 5-10
Expertise: Performing arts
Target groups: They reach their 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 — Event management — Running other cultural infrastructure — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Research and publications — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Coordination of a network — Networking / cooperation — Data collection
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Opera — Puppetry — Street art — Amateur art — Cultural heritage (tangible and intangible: historical sites and buildings, libraries and archives, museums, folk culture, traditions) — Visual arts — Design and applied arts — Literature books and reading (Creative Writing & Publishing) — Architecture
Topics of work: Youth: Children (0-12 years old) & Young people (13-30 years old) — Disabilities & inclusion — Participation / audience engagement— Impact of cultural activities — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Territorial development (local, regional, urban) — European citizenship and identity — European Capitals Of Culture — Tourism
Priorities for the network: Learning new things, implementing them into current projects and ambitions and raising the profile of their cultural institution at home and abroad — Cooperation with other cultural centres accross Europe, especially about sustainable development, ecology, arts and cultural activities, cultural and natural heritage protection and promotion