Municipality of Kranj
The Social Public Activities Department of Kranj Urban Municipality acts as a governance and expert body for the field of education, culture, sports, social security and medical care. It oversees funding and programming, makes strategies and monitors their implementation, co-ordinates the protection of the natural and cultural heritage in the region and overseas the establishment and organisation of public institutions. The three cultural institutions founded by the Municipality of Kranj are: Gorenjska Museum, Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Kranj City Library.
Funding goes to free-lance artists as well as amateur cultural creation as there are 52 cultural associations in the municipality comprising about 1,700 members. The Saturday matenees and workshops are organised by the local branch of the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia and cofunded by the Municipality.
Ongoing cultural projects
The 'Gallery of the Recipients of the Prešeren Award' located at the Prešeren House features an annual exhibition of the works of visual artists who were granted the Prešeren Award and Prešeren Foundation Awards. Its permanent collection has been growing.
The municipality has published eight issues of the bilingual Prešeren's poetry in the framework of its publication Prešernova pot.
Networking and international cooperation
In cooperation with Imago Sloveniae the municipality organises participation at the most important cultural events in Ljubljana and other cities round Slovenia. Kranj is a member of the Slovene Association of Historic Towns.
Since 2002 the Municipality of Kranj collaborates with the Municipality of Grožnjan in Croatia. In 2010 the representatives signed a protocol for another four years in order to organise regular jazz events (concerts, Summer Jazz School HGM and Jazz Camp). The cooperation was initiated by jazz musicians Boško Petrović, Gregor and Primož Grašič.
- Kranj City Library
- Gorenjska Museum
- Kranj Town Hall
- Tomaž Godec Museum
- Khislstein Castle
- Kranj Archaeological Site
- Oplen House
- Prešeren House
- Prešeren Award Recipients Gallery Kranj
- Historical Archives Ljubljana: Gorenjska Unit, Kranj
- Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Kranj Regional Office
- Prešeren Theatre Kranj
- Week of Slovenian Drama
- Kranj Puppet Theatre
- Academic Choir France Prešeren, Kranj
- Carniola Festival, Summer in Kranj
- Kolosej De Luxe Kranj
- Art Centre - Institute of Youth Culture, Kranj
- AKD Izbruh
- List of urban municipalities
- Municipality of Kranj website (in Slovenian)
- Kranj ECoC 2025 Programme (March 2020, not shortlisted)
- Kranj website
- Piran ECoC 2025 Programme