|Masarykova 24, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Founded by||Teater Gromki|
|Managed by||KUD Anarktika|
|Jasna Babič, Programme Head|
|Phone||386 (0) 40 994 809|
|Dunja Danial, R.A.F.A.L. Concert Series Presenter|
|Miha Zadnikar, Defonija Concert Series Presenter|
|Phone||386 (0) 31 433 787|
|Alen Mangafic - Mazinga, Human Beans Concert Series Presenter|
|Mitja Kralj, KiborgSpužva Büking Concert Series Presenter|
The beginnings of Gromka go back to 1995, when one of the premises at the squatted ground of ex-military barracks was re-programmed to became a theatre space called Teater Gromki, with 'gromki' meaning loud. Eventually the place has been transformed into a club with a bit broader aspirations, and as such it also started to admit music concerts and other art forms.
Political activities always figured as a strong dimension of Gromka, which for many years hosted the weekly lectures of the Workers' Punk University, organised by the Peace Institute and set up by the sociologist Tonči Kuzmanić in 1998. Working outside the institutionalised academic setting, this very influential 'university' enabled an alternative production of theory and presented an important space for dissemination of autonomous and theoretically ambitious thought.
The club's programme is run by a consortium of NGOs and individual organisers, and the events are usually very affordable or even admission-free. Music-wise, currently the most active are Defonija, a renowned series for improvised and experimental music; the genre unbound and loud events by KiborgSpužva Büking; the raging R.A.F.A.L. concerts with grind core, d'beat, crust, and other punk and hard core tendencies; and gigs set up by the similarly punk and HC oriented crews of Giljotina and Human Beans.
Theatre is also still very much present in Gromka, with the performances usually held on Wednesdays. Very different groups and producers are involved, one of them for example being the Emanat Institute. Other events involve the cinema evenings and discussions held by the Cultorologist Association, clubbing nights, occasional events organised by humanities students associations, and so on. It is the home of the Ljubljana International Short Film Festival and the DokuBazaar, Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival.
Gromka collaborates with a number of other organisers, institutions and festivals, among them being the City of Women, the International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns, the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, MENT Ljubljana, the KUD Mreža Arts and Culture Association and Moonlee Records.
- Metelkova mesto Autonomous Cultural Zone
- Ljubljana International Short Film Festival
- DokuBazaar, Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival
- KUD Mreža Arts and Culture Association
- Moonlee Records
- Radio Študent (RŠ)