Považská Cultural Centre in Považská Bystrica

Považské osvetové stredisko v Považskej Bystrici
Contact: Daniela Čižmárová (f) Director
Ul. odborov 244/8, 017 01 Považská Bystrica, Slovakia
421 (0) 42 432 1367
421 (0) 42 432 3574

Považská Cultural Centre, Považská Bystrica is a regional institution for non-professional culture and public education which seeks to create the conditions for the development of local and regional cultures, to develop public interest in artistic and cultural activities, to preserve the cultural symbols of the region and to provide cultural and educational activities for citizens of all age groups and ethnicities. It offers expert advice and methodological guidance in culture and education; prepares and implements cultural and educational programmes, develops projects and programmes in co-operation with the towns and villages in the region. Activities include performances of music and dance, film screenings, art exhibitions, festivals, competitions, educational activities, folk culture and folk crafts.

The centre incorporates a small multipurpose auditorium which hosts performances by touring theatre, music and dance groups and is available for hire by local arts organisations, exhibition space for showcasing works by local painters and photographers and facilities for arts courses, classes and workshops. A wide range of arts groups are based here.