Gustaf Hall, Pekarna
|Ob železnici 16, SI-2000 Maribor|
|Phone||386 3 041 3088|
|Bojan Jerkovič - Čiko, Co-ordinator|
The beginnings of the Association for Cultural Activities - Alternative Music Workshop Gustaf (AGD Gustaf) goes back in the late 1980s, when an informal group called "Gustav" was operating in the basements of one of the downtown houses where rehearsal space for young and unsigned bands was located. Due to unsettled formal affairs with the owner of the premises, the Municipality of Maribor, the Association for Cultural Activities was formed in 1992. The tendencies to obtain the rights and conditions for the operation of informal and civil groups the protest festival called Hasta la victoria siempre was held in the city's central square which was organised by the newly formed AGD Gustaf association. In December 2011, the AGD Gustaf took over the programme of the Gustaf Hall in co-production with the Pekarna Magdalena Network, and since 2013 independently creates the programme of one of the most active cultural spaces in the city.
Although Gustaf Hall is a space whose range of programme encompasses primarily musical activities the venue shelters many other collectives, interest groups and individuals and provides the conditions and necessary space for the creation and development of independent culture in the city of Maribor.