Meeting of Anténa - network for independent culture

stretnutie anteny jul 2010 stanicaDay before KioSK festival we organised a meeting of Antena - Slovak network of independent cultural centres. The network created as citizens’ initiative in 2008 is gathering three times a year all the independent institutions similar to Stanica from different cities in Slovakia. Around 20 delegates from A4-Zero Space and Studio 12 (Bratislava), Tabačka Kulturfabrik (Košice), Klub Lúč (Trenčín), Theatre from Passage and Ivan Palúch’s Theatre (Banská Bystrica) met in Stanica. The topics of discussion were communication and collaboration with the new ministry of culture as well as with the municipal and regional governments, artistic collaborations between the centres in Antena and other actual fights for better understanding and support of independent culture in Slovakia that suffers comparing to public-founded institutions. One of the concrete plans for future is localized discussions with candidates for mayors in cities, where Antena’s members are located. The same with similar questions as national campaign for culture as important part of public policy. Every meeting of Antena is as well opportunity for informal exchange and plans for bilateral collaborations between members and the discussions continued in the garden of Stanice on Thursday July 22 far after midnight.

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