Municipality of Škofja Loka
Funding and organisation of culture
The local branches of the Union of Cultural Societies of Slovenia (ZKDS) and the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia (JSKD) facilitate the activities of local cultural organisations and act as mediators in regard to state and municipal funding. The Social Activities Department of the Municipality of Škofja Loka is in charge of social and health issues, education and culture. The local tourist organisation assists with cultural information.
Medieval cultural heritage
Škofja Loka has been an acitive player in an international project called The Path of Venus, which re-enacts the events described in the 13th-century poem of the same name, written by Styrian knight Ulrich von Liechtenstein. The poem tells the story of von Liechtenstein's travels, dressed as the goddess Venus, through 52 towns in Central Europe, fighting in tournaments all along the way. Today, towns in Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy and Slovenia are all involved. Von Liechtenstein travelled through six towns in what is now Slovenia: Brestanica, Štanjel, Postojna, Ljubljana, Kamnik and Škofja Loka.
Special attention is given to medieval culture also in the field of dance and music: the Škofja Loka Pavana Dance Group revives medieval dances while Camerata Carniola performs medieval music.
In June 2012 the first edition of Škofja Loka Historial, a new event dedicated to medieval cultural heritage takes place.
- Sokolski dom Culture Centre
- Škofja Loka Passion Play
- Ivan Tavčar Public Library, Škofja Loka
- Loka Museum, Škofja Loka
- Loka Castle
- List of cultural institutions in Škofja Loka
- List of municipalities
- Municipality of Škofja Loka website (partly in English)
- Historial festival 2012 website
- Škofja Loka on Wikipedia