We create events in urban space, we examine the changes in culture, to inspire action and support the cultural sector in Gdansk and the region.
We work for and with residents of neighborhoods of Gdansk. We are an open institution of culture, which regularly organize themed lectures, film series, music concerts, handicraft workshops and practical training.
We encourage residents and visitors to discover the city through alternative walks, lectures, and regular meetings about different aspects of Gdańsk, its architecture and history. ● We inspire to discover urban spaces through artistic practices.
We issue publications about Gdańsk, its identity, and urban culinary practices. ● We support cultural sector employees through workshops, courses, conferences, and research.
We create events for and with the residents. ● We are interested in urban culture, actions in the public space, and various social activation and participation practices
We inspire. We support. We create.
We create urban events. We analyse changes in culture. We inspire action. We support the cultural sector in Gdańsk and the region.
We work for and with residents of various Gdańsk neighbourhoods. We are an open cultural institution that regularly organises lectures, film reviews, intimate concerts, handicraft workshops, and practical courses.
We organise festivals (of art in public spaces, literature), urban events and guided walks. We do research in the Observatory of Culture and publish books. We are interested in an open culture associated with Gdańsk and its districts, available for residents and co-created with them.
The City Culture Institute derives from the entity responsible for Gdańsk’s bid to become the 2016 European Capital of Culture. In March 2011, three months before the competition finale, the bureau (previously acting as a general partnership) transformed into Gdańsk 2016, a local government cultural institution. In March 2012, it was renamed the City Culture Institute. According to the assumptions adopted by Gdańsk, taking part in the competition – irrespective of its result – was supposed to enhance the city’s cultural life by initiating new projects and through strategic actions meant to increase the role of culture in urban life. The City Culture Institute continues many projects designed during Gdańsk’s bid to become the 2016 ECC, such as the Monumental Painting Festival in Zaspa, the Narracje Festival, the European Poet of Freedom literary award and festival, Active Citizens, and Local Guides.
We organize festivals (public art, literature), urban actions and walks with guides, conduct research in the Observatory of Culture and spend the book. We are interested in an open culture, connected with Gdansk and its neighborhoods, accessible to residents and co-created with them.