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The Economic and Non-Economic Activities Department of the Municipality of Murska Sobota is responsible for social and health care, education and sports, as well as for public culture and cultural heritage preservation.
Annually the municipal cultural awards are bestowed to individuals for their achievements in the field of arts and culture.
Murska Sobota Castle incorporates the Murska Sobota Regional Museum, while exhibitions of contemporary ars are held at the Murska Sobota Gallery.
A daily programme of cultural events takes place at the MIKK Youth Information Cultural Club.
The plans for the Kino Park (Park Movie Theatre), the building from 1955 in the city park, eventually came into being in 2011: the cinema was transformed into a multi-purpose theatre hall by architect Andrej Kalamar. The new venue was opened in February.
In August the Front@ Contemporary Dance Festival takes place in Murska Sobota. Since 2006 its producer, the Flota Institute has been developing local and international partnerships as well as audiences.
The Murska Sobota Gallery has organised a unique European Triennial of Small Sculpture since 1973, usually taking place from December through March.
The Murska Sobota Union of Cultural Societies brings together various amateur cultural associations and, together with the local branch of the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia, facilitates the activities of numerous cultural associations.