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European Foundation for Urban Culture

We are providing a space for people across urban landscapes for artistic creation, exchange of knowledge and experiences, cultural dialogue and social innovation.

https://www.facebook.com/efkm.eu/

Hub location

LUBLOV, Królewska 13, Lublin, Poland

About this hub

The idea for a foundation active in the field of public space emerged in 2005, when as “Brain Damage” – an international magazine dedicated to street art – we took part in many European artistic projects. At that time we organized, among others, the Polish editions of international graffiti events (Write4Gold, Meeting of Styles) and one of the largest in Europe – Brain Damage Jam (www.jam.bd.pl).

Working on the magazine, the people we met during that period and the accumulated experience strengthened the belief that a non-governmental organization, focused on the promotion of culture which functions outside the main circuit, is needed. The natural consequence of the actions carried out, propped by the personal involvement of the members of the board of the Foundation, was a formal registration of the European Foundation for Urban Culture which took place in 2007. From the very beginning the Foundation’s objectives were clear: to promote and develop urban culture, with a particular emphasis on graffiti and street art. We organize international festivals and exhibitions, conduct workshops, film screenings, meetings and discussions. We carry out projects in public spaces and activities directed to local communities.

Mission:
The development of social awareness through animation and support for cultural activities and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship.

Area of activities:
The main area of activity is a public space, which is the source and exponent of grass-root social initiatives.

The Foundation supports the development and popularization of culture and art, in particular:
– integration the young artists
– education and art and cultural education
– development of local communities
– actions for European integration
– actions for entities whose statutory objectives are:
– promotion of youth culture
– education
– scientific activity
– educational, cultural activity

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Activities organized by this hub

Urban Residencies

residency programme focusing on using public spaces as sites of participation and cooperation.

archiving
drawing
exhibitions
film
food
graffiti
interviews
lectures
mapping
making
music
performance
photos
public art
sound
theatre
workshops
writing
Bordr stories

Activities involving this hub

photo by Marcin Pietrusza

‘FOLLOW ME’

How real are the stories we use to explain our “world” to others?

making
workshops
writing

Bord(h)ers

The project is about women and their borders. Both mental and physical.

drawing
exhibitions
interviews
sound
writing

Body of the country.Poland

Art project The Body of the country" includs research during residency and interactive exhibiton.

exhibitions
performance

Building Ourselves!

Artistic workshops aimed to strengthen the spirit of collaboration and pride.

food
interviews
making
music
performance
photos
public art
sound
travel
workshops
other

From Under the City

Exploring Lublin's borders through an interactive archive

exhibitions
making
photos
public art
workshops
writing

Creative Theater Atelier – Living Dolls

Theater and Puppetry workshops for different and diverse groups in Lublin

drawing
making
music
performance
public art
sound
theatre
workshops

The Mental Health Noise Orchestra

A noise orchestra for people with mental disabilities and health issues.

music
public art
workshops
Bordr stories

Art has no borders

Informing and choosing artists via an open call for mobility and artistic residencies between the Arab world and Europe

interviews
travel
writing

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