Arsem Agency


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Arsem, storitve v kulturi, d.o.o.
Slovenska cesta 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 365 597
Nataša Cetinski, Director
Phone386 (0) 41 365 597
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Arsem Agency was established in 2009 with a mission of organising and promoting various cultural projects, be them musical, theatrical or literary. Its activities were later further expanded to the field of publishing, now they focus on music education.

Music education

Arsem runs a private music school, it offers affordable private music lessons for all ages and skill levels, stimulating chamber music groups formation. The Arsem School of Music offers an individual approach to piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and singing lessons for students between the ages of 3 and 75. One can also join its string orchestra.

Publishing programme

A newcomer to the field of publishing, Arsem Publishing House opened in 2010 with Saga o Hallgerd (The Saga of Hallgerd) by the prominent and popular Slovene writer Svetlana Makarovič. It was followed by Čuk na palici (Barn Owl on a Stick), a collection of poems for children by the same author. They also published Cvetka Bevc's Desetka (The Mighty Ten), a teen novel that was selected by the Slovenian Book Agency for the "Growing up with a Book" project in the school year 2012/2013, with every first-year secondary school pupil receiving the book in their nearest public library. Arsem's publishing repertoire also features Slovenian translations of acclaimed foreign authors such as Virginia Woolf, Hanif Kureishi (The Body), Julian Barnes (The Lemon Table), Tatiana de Rosnay (Sarah's Key), and Bekim Sejranović (Ljepši kraj (A More Beautiful Ending)). The works of the latter four authors were translated in 2011 with support from the EU's Culture Programme 2007&ndash2013 for literary translation projects. They have also published several textbooks and songbooks for the music education of children.

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Arsem promotes and publicises its collection of books through literary readings, exhibitions of illustrations and by maintaining a presence at different fairs and events.

Other activities

Arsem cooperated with Café Teater in organising theatre productions and with the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana and the Radovljica Festival in the field of music. Events held by Arsem include literary readings and presentations, literary-musical events, symposia and a series of lectures and talks on the connection between different humanistic disciplines (Literature and Philosophy, Literature and Music).

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