Pekarna Magdalena Network


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Contact info
Pekarna magdalenske mreže
Ob železnici 8, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 2 300 7870
Fax386 (0) 2 300 7871
Urška Breznik, Acting Director

Formally established in 1996 Pekarna magdalenske mreže is a non-profit, non-governmental private institution for the support of civil-social initiatives and multicultural co-operation which has been active at the Pekarna Cultural Centre (located in a former military bakery) since 1994. It is a formal body responsible for representing Pekarna Cultural Centre in relations with the Municipality and with essential services (electricity, water supply) and for dealing with all associations and individuals accommodated at the centre.

Venues and activities

In addition to this Pekarna magdalenske mreža conceives the cultural programme taking place at Gustaf Hall, Pekarna (concerts, panel discussions on current issues) and the visual arts programme at Hladilnica Gallery, produces the NagiB Contemporary Dance Festival and the Etnika International World Music Festival and supports various other festivals organised here, including the Magdalena International Festival of Creative Communication and the DokMa International Film Festival. Pekarna Magdalena Network manages also the MISC Infopeka - Youth Information and Counselling Centre, Pekarna, a daily info centre which collects and disseminates information for young people, offers Internet access and organises various workshops.

International networking

Pekarna Magdalenske mreže also represents the Pekarna Cultural Centre in the international Trans Europe Halles network and is a partner in the Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS). In January 2010 it organised the New Times New Models international conference on governance models of independent cultural centres.

Pekarna Magdalena Network is a sending and hosting organisation of the European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme, a project that enables young people (18-30) to become volunteers in a foreign country for a period of two to 12 months. As EVS volunteers, these can participate in variety of activities: ecology, art and culture, activities with children, young and elderly persons, culture and historic heritage, sport and other activities to the benefit of the society. One of successful projects resulting from the EVS programme at Pekarna Cultural Centre was La Vitrine visual arts initiative.

In 2011 Pekarna opened Maribor GuestRoom, the first residency platform in Maribor for foreign guest artists. One of the aims is to establish Maribor as an incubator of new ideas.

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