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The local summer festival Mladifest was launched in 1995 and is currently organised by the Student Club Sežana, with its main partners being theKosovel Culture House Sežana and MC Podlaga. It is mostly held at different outside venues around the town of Sežana and has an extensive and very diverse programme that addresses the whole of the local community, though mostly it is aimed at the younger generations.

KIBLA Portal

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KIBLA Portal is a multifunctional exhibition and event venue for contemporary artistic practices, stationed in the city of Maribor. It presents a variety of media, from computer and intermedia arts to paintings and sculptures, and is sometimes also used for electronic music performances, conferences and the like. It operates as a dislocated premise of the KIBLA Multimedia Centre (MMC KIBLA), an institution that works at the confluences of research, culture, technology, arts, and sciences.

Though MMC KIBLA also operates the similar gallery venue KiBela Art Space, the KIBLA Portal is very special in its basic – spatial – feature. It is very big. It covers a space of about 2000 square meters and as such both enables and demands specific types of projects.


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Kolnkišta was founded by Ptuj Student Club in co-operation with Municipality of Ptuj in the cellar of an old building in the city centre. The place was established in 2000, than closed in 2006 and reopened in 2012. In recent years, it has become one of the main venues for alternative culture in Ptuj and the surrounding area. Besides running its own regular programme, Kolnkišta is also involved in the summer festival TerasaFest and has hosted Club Marathon concerts.

Dorian Šilec Petek

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Nastati, Institute for Art Projects and Creative Solutions

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Nastati is a private institute for art projects and creative solutions founded by Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen) and Lena Pislak in November 2010. It aims to provide local solutions for global problems, develop a new communication platform for the values and dignity of different cultures and establish new links between art, science and community through a universal language. Their goal is to develop a platform of ideas and actions for educational, communal and artistic networking as a direct integral support system.

Museum of Slovenian Film Actors

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The Škratelj Homestead is an ethnological monument that represents not only architectural and regional cultural heritage but is also is the birthplace of the first Slovene film star Ida Kravanja (stage name Ita Rina).

The permanent exhibition on the actress, conceived by the Slovenian Cinematheque Museum Department and installed on the first floor of the homestead in 1998, was in 2011 expanded into the Museum of Slovenian Film Actors. The project has been supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Divača, while the renovation works on the Škratelj's homestead were supported by the donation of Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. The museum incorporates 325 m² of the exhibition space and the 300 m² large auditorium for the open air screenings and the cinema hall with 60 seats.


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Though the first edition of the international metal music festival MetalDays was held in 2013, the festival actually goes back to 2004, as it is in all but name a continuation of the legendary Metalcamp. As such, for some time now, it is one of the central metal events in this part of Europe, attracting a massive international audience of thousands of fans from Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, the Mediterranean countries, and Slovenia. This is, among other things, due to the carefully crafted conjunction of a musical experience with a tourist one.

The festival takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Alps and is held at the Sotočje peninsula at Tolmin. Its programme represents a wide variety of genres and sub-genres of metal with the addition of hardcore influenced styles in the 7-day gathering of bands performing on a couple of stages.

Emanat Institute

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Emanat, Institute for the Affirmation and Development of Dance and Contemporary Art, aims to gain recognition for contemporary dance through stage, multimedia, and occasionally online production, dance education, and publishing activity. Established in 2006 by the acclaimed choreographer Maja Delak, Emanat produces innovative works that develop their own artistic procedures and work codes as well as stimulate artistic exchange.

Aiming to challenge the notions of spectatorship and spectacle and to open new spaces of visibility for performance and new media art, Emanat has been producing the collaborative project Transmittance, which has beem presented at the online symposium on cyberperformance Cyposium (2012), at the Trouble Festival in Belgium (2012), and at the U3 Triennial of Contemporary Slovene Arts (2013).

Viba Film Studio

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Viba Film Studio as we know it today was established in 1994 by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia as a state institution which operates as the national technical film foundation. In a way one could say that its history is longer (at least from 1956 when the production company Viba Film was established) as it existed already before but under (more or less) different names and under different organisational structures. Today Viba Film Studio is involved in the production and/or post-production of the majority of Slovene films included in the National Film Programme (co-funded by the Slovenian Film Centre), but it also operates on a strictly commercial basis (international co-productions, commercials, etc.). Viba also cooperates in student productions at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), both during the shooting of films and the post-production.

Kobarid Museum

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Kobarid Museum is devoted to the Soča (Isonzo) Front of the First World War. The valley of Soča River saw no fewer than 12 battles between the Italians and the forces of the Austro-Hungarian empire between May 1915 and November 1917, making it a battlefield of extraordinary proportions, even for World War I. The exact death toll has never been established. While talk used to be of over a million, historians now say that at least 300,000 soldiers died in three years of fighting.

Established in 1990 in the Slovene town Kobarid (called Karfreit when part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and Caporetto under the Italians) near the Italian border, the Kobarid Museum won the prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize in 1993. The permanent exhibition is unique in that it does not favour any side in the war, there are just men fighting, losing lives and being mutilated under heavy fire or harsh weather conditions in a war where industry and money make a difference, not man power, courage or effort. It is a museum about war that leaves an impression of deep pacifism.

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