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DUBRAVA CULTURAL CENTRE


 

About us

Dubrava Cultural Centre was founded by the City of Zagreb in 1958. Its mission is lifelong learning and cultural diffusion. In terms of programme and human resources the Centre is among the biggest cultural institutions in the City of Zagreb, and in Croatia as a whole.

Based in Dubrava, a borough located in the eastern part of Zagreb, the Centre benefits from a rich multiethnic and multicultural community of 150,000 people. It strives to engage local population in various artistic, cultural and educational activities, taking place on two different locations.

There are 38 employees working in the Centre, and a number of regular contributors to the programmes, ranging from new-media artists, theatre directors, actors to biologists, teachers, journalists and designers.

Dubrava Cultural Centre consists of several operational units, managed by their respective team leaders, and dedicated to different artistic, cultural and educational purposes: Events and Projects Centre, Visual Arts Centre, Children Theatre Dubrava, Multimedia Centre, Music Centre, Dance Centre, Traditional Croatian Culture Centre, Production Centre, Language Centre, Computing Centre, Programs for elderly people, Regional and international programmes.

The majority of the programmes are brought to life locally. Each year up to 100,000 people of all age groups participate in the socio-cultural activities organised by the Centre. Out of these, 1,800 participate in regular annual educational activites.

The activities of the Centre are not only limited to Dubrava area and it also organizes activities and events for the citizens of Zagreb and other parts of Croatia. The Centre also works together with similar international institutions, various festivals, associations and artists. Currently, the international cooperation and exchange are important guidelines to follow.

 

Programmes

 

CHILDREN’S THEATRE DUBRAVA
Children Theatre and Drama Studio

VISUAL ARTS CENTRE
Vladimir Filakovac Gallery and Art Studio

MUSIC CENTRE
Concerts and music courses

CENTRE FOR FILM AND VIDEO
Courses, workshops and debates, Cinema in Dubrava, film program of the International Children’s Festival in Šibenik

TRADITIONAL CROATIAN CULTURE CENTRE
Ethno events, exhibitions, workshops and courses, Folklore amateur ensemble of the City of Zagreb

DANCE CENTRE
Performances, dance courses and recreation

PRODUCTION CENTRE
Theatre plays for the grown-ups, literature debates

LANGUAGE CENTRE
Croatian and foreign language courses for all age groups

COMPUTING CENTRE
Elementary and advanced computing courses for all age groups

EVENTS AND PROJECTS CENTRE
Events: floral and music competitions, ethno and eco fairs, artistic performances, events for school holidays, celebrating annual festivities, local socio-cultural events (Dubrava Days – a seven day long social, cultural and sport event organized in cooperation with the local community, associations, institutions and companies)
Projects: natural and cultural heritage education programmes, charity programmes, journalist and photo workshops

CULTURAL CENTRE SMALL HALL
Lectures and discussions, film showings, theatre play, concerts

PROGRAMMES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
Artistic courses, workshops, dancing nights

REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Workshops, concerts and theatre plays at various regional festivals, cultural programme for ttowns and islands at the Adriatic coast; Creative time for pediatric hospitals (wards), Creative train – a cultural programme for small towns with the railway connection

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
Staff and programme exchange, project conception with european cultural centres; contemporary art exhibitions, multidisciplinary and urban projects; hosting international theatre performances, participation at international children theatre festivals; presentation of croatian traditional culture; artist-in-residence programme

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND MANIFESTATIONS IN 2008.


Contacts

DUBRAVA CULTURAL CENTRE
10040 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 00385 1/2050030
Fax: 00385 1/2910487
www.ns-dubrava.hr

Director:
Ivica Rubić
Phone: 00385 1/2050050, 2050030
Fax: 00385 1/2910487
Mobile: 00385 91/9180188
e-mail: ivica.rubic@ns-dubrava.hr

Regional and international programme coordinator:
Dunja Vuković, Head of the Event and Project Centre
Phone: 00385 1/2050047, 2050030
Fax: 00385 1/2910487
Mobile: 00385 91/2543160
e-mail: dunja.vukovic@ns-dubrava.hr

International programme assistant:
Ivana Meštrov, Cultural Programme Manager
Phone: 00385 1/2050046, 2050030
Fax: 00385 1/2910487
Mobile: 00385 98/9440002
e-mail: ivana.mestrov@ns-dubrava.hr