TopicsCommunity development / Political engagement / Discrimination / Media / Freedom of expression Public space
DisciplinesCommunity arts / Digital media / Visual arts / Music / Performing arts / Theater
Democracy in Hungary has been torn down by the ruling government and the power has already taken over several cultural institutions, restricted sources for contemporary projects and made many actors dependent on their corrupted structures. These processes and interventions shrunk the freedom of culture and created an atmosphere where self-censorship is accepted and tolerated. The state only supports conservative and traditional works of art. The political environment gives no space for critical views, innovative solutions and independent creativity. Our collaboration is based on our best beliefs that great art should be free, critical and political. All three organisations in the hub are engaged to fight against censorship and empower cultural actors to use their voices against misjustice. We want to unite our resources and networks to create a platform with socially active cultural actors to promote social responsibility and critical participation for artists, raise awareness on the importance of solidarity and stepping up, and open up the public discourse with the relevant stakeholders on the importance of this topic.
Auróra Community Center (Marom Klub)
Auróra has a committed community of regular visitors; it connects a large group of young adults with different fields of interest and knowledge, such as contemporary art, underground music, and social studies.
Auróra Community Center (Marom Klub)auroraonline.hu/ Auróra Community Center was opened in 2014 but the concept of the initiative was developed in Sirály, Marom Budapest’s previous center. Marom has more than 15 years of experience in the organisation and implementation of social activities and events aiming to create platforms and inclusive spaces to popularise social justice and the experience, community and art-based practices of activism.
Auróra has a committed community of regular visitors; it connects a large group of young adults with different fields of interest and knowledge (contemporary art, underground music, social studies etc.) who are strongly engaged in social justice and who have critical views on public issues.
Bánkitó Festival is an underground music and cultural festival with a strong social focus situated nearby a beautiful countryside lake called Bánki-tó.
Bánkitó Festivalbankitofesztival.hu Bánkitó Festival is an underground music and cultural festival with a strong social focus. It is a widely recognised small-sized festival in Hungary in the middle of July, situated nearby a beautiful countryside lake called Bánki-tó. Its program is a unique selection of national and international music, contemporary independent theatre, arts, and civic/cultural programs. It creates an open public space, invites and gives visibility to NGOs, creates social debate and a strong community. Each year an important issue is chosen as the central topic for the festival that reacts on current social and political tendencies. Its goal is to shape cultural and artistic trends in the country and to create a community that is open to discussions of current social and political issues.
AZVLM is a creative collective of four with the aim to support young artists. Its umbrella activity includes event and program organization, cultural application, branding and concept creation, PR and communication.
AZVLMwww.facebook.com/azvlm AZVLM is a creative collective of four with the aim to support young artists. Its umbrella activity includes event and program organization, cultural application, branding and concept creation, PR and communication. The main idea is that interactive entertainment is the best way to connect and engage people.
Reflecting on current issues with its themes and concepts.
Collaborating with and setting up collaborations between artists from various fields.
Discovering the same questions from various points of views.
The core of its audience is between 18 and 35, young adults, who are open to uniqueness.