why?

We want to be a regional and European center of culture with quality facilities for everyone.


With our candidacy, we want to restore people’s trust in the city and start communication between the city, institutions, citizens and create a good background of relations.


We are aware of the power of cultural wealth and want to bring the advantage of it. We are going to address serious issues, which are increasingly bothering us (society) and are also reflected in deteriorating relationships and our health. Even the current situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to stop and think and confirmed the unique role of art in society. It showed us our strengths and weaknesses and more than ever directed us to the topics described in Cultural Mining.


And what is Cultural Mining all about? Coming soon!

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art & design concept / website
Richard Kitta 

animation & graphic layout / website
Martin Kolčak

logotype & bid book layout / print
Patrik Ševčík

in cooperation with Academy of Arts / Banská Bystrica