KUDUS Association

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Združenje KUDUS – Združenje kulturnih domov in ustanov Slovenije
Kosovelova ulica 4a, SI-6210 Sežana
Phone386 (0) 5 335 4011
Pavla Jarc, President

The Association of Cultural Institutions of Slovenia KUDUS is a voluntary and non-profit association based in Sežana that connects various organisations and culture houses (kulturni domovi) which carry out cultural programmes in the public interest. The aim of the association is the mutual cooperation, development, promotion and protection of its members' interests and the exchange of good practices.

Established in 2007 by 7 public cultural organisations on the initiative of actor Gojmir Lešnjak – Gojc, who was also its first president, followed by Janoš Kern and Pavla Jarc. Its motto is "Culture is everywhere at home".


The Association of Cultural Institutions of Slovenia KUDUS is an umbrella organisation that conducts professional educational trainings and meetings of its members and professionals in education and culture; monitors cultural policies and legislation on cultural topics; makes legislative initiatives in the field of culture; coordinates programmes in various cultural areas, from theatre, concerts, gallery activities to education and publishing; and generally represents the common interests of the association's members. It strives to resist the commercialisation of cultural programmes at the national and regional levels.

The members of KUDUS Association organise more than 10,000 cultural events annually, attended by more than 1.5 million visitors. Since 2017, KUDUS participates in the Cultural Bazaar in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.


Members of KUDUS include 37 cultural organisations: Center za izobraževanje in kulturo Trebnje; Izola Centre for Culture, Sport and Events; Velenje Festival (Velenje Culture House; Kulturni center Semič; Javni zavod Turizem in kultura Radovljica; Javni zavod za kulturo, mladino in šport Litija; Javni zavod za turizem in kulturo Kočevje; Javni zavod za turizem in kulturo Rogaška Slatina, which runs the Cultural Centre Rogaška Slatina; Knjižnica – kulturni center Lendava; Šentjur Public Library/Ipavec Cultural Centre Šentjur; Šmarje pri Jelšah Library; Velenje Library; Kosovel Culture House Sežana; Kulturni center Lojze Bratuž; Kulturni center Primoža Trubarja; Kulturni center Delavski dom Zagorje ob Savi; Franc Bernik Culture House, Domžale; Nova Gorica Arts Centre; Kulturni dom Krško; Slovenj Gradec Culture House; Kulturni, kongresni in promocijski center Avditorij Portorož – Portorose; Kulturno kongresni center Dolenjske Toplice; Notranjski regijski park; Smejmo se – zavod za kulturne dejavnosti; Splošna knjižnica Slovenske konjice; STIK – Center za šport, turizem, informiranje in kulturo Laško; Ustanova Imago Sloveniae; Delavski dom Trbovlje Cultural Centre; Zavod za kulturo, šport in turizem Murska Sobota; Žalec Institute for Culture, Sport and Tourism; Zavod za kulturo, turizem in promocijo Gornja Radgona; Zavod za šport, kulturo, turizem in mladino Novo mesto; Zavod za turizem, kulturo, mladino in šport Brda; Zavod za turizem, šport in kulturo Kamnik; Javni zavod Znanje Postojna, and Zveza kulturnih društev Grosuplje.

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