BAŠTA cultural centre

Historic premises of the stronghold are becoming a new cultural centre (also the first one in the small city).

The civic association dedicated their time and effort to persuade the local stakeholders, historians and politicians to have the “stronghold” for rent for 10 years (currently this period is extended indefinitely). Gradually, other active city communities began to join them – OZ Kandelaber, Guild of Architects, local artists, and informal initiatives.

Their goal is to revitalise the exceptional spaces of the stronghold (BAŠTA literally means stronghold) and make them accessible to the general public. Step by step, they are creating a cultural and community centre in which the following organisations and activities operate under one roof:

  • Various cultural and artistic activities: music, film, theatre, fine arts, etc.
  • Different types of non-formal education, leisure activities, creative workshops
  • Support of local community activities (for families with children, yoga in the Bastion, Benefit bazaars, etc.)
  • Relaxation area with a café and a selection of craft drinks
  • Development of ecological feeling and interest in what is happening in the city
  • Development of tourism.

Thanks to the determination and energy of a number of volunteers, BAŠTA has been operating on a regular basis since spring 2017 with an open café. However, only one and a half out of the five floors has been adapted for year-round operations.

Therefore, the effort does not end here and, in addition to cultural and community activities, they are working on projects that will help them renovate other floors, so that the BAŠTA can fully develop its potential and create even more space for active people who are willing to change society for the better.

Learn more about BAŠTA


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
On Key

Related Posts

The DeuS Manifesto

The DeuS partnership has been working on identifying the training needs of the Creative and Cultural Industries ecosystem and developing innovative methodologies that can effectively

Test your digital skills

WHY TEST YOUR DIGITAL SKILLS? Digital skills are important for working, studying, accessing services and buying products, or keeping in touch with friends and family.

DeuSComp Toolkit

DeuSComp Toolkit, designed for learners and educators, the starting point resource for the delivery of DeuSComp teaching and learning.

Youth Arts Educators ToolkitY

This Toolkit  is designed to share transnational learning about youth empowerment actions and strategies through technology and how they can be applied in creative projects.

Youth Arts Educators Toolkit

This Toolkit for Youth Arts Educators is designed to share transnational learning about youth empowerment actions and strategies through technology and how they can be