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Občianske združenie Festival Meteorit/ Civic Association Festival Meteorit

National Network: 
Slovak Republic
Banicka 10, 946 03, Kolárovo, Slovak Republic
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The Meteorit International Theatre Group (MITG) manages the Meteorit theatre, a space for contemporary art in the form of theatre, dance, music, visual art exhibitions and multi-genre events. We are a nonprofit organization and our space – office and stage - is located in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. MITG staff is composed by four people working in full-time basis, one intern and two regular collaborators. Before every performance one international casting is held and the actors are chose according to the needs of the project. MITG productions are always multilingual and performed in as many countries as possible.
MITG funding is a mixture of grants, corporate and individual contributions and income-generating activities. At the moment MITG has three main donors: ZSE (the electric company), the European Commission and the International Visegrad Fund. Other money comes from individuals who make small contributions and from renting out our space to others who want to use it to hold events. MITG makes only a little money from ticket sales (prices are low in Slovakia for culture). MITG budget for the previous year was sixty four thousand seven hundred euros (64.700). MITG main partners are: The Cultural institute of Hungary in Bratislava, The Cultural Institute of Poland in Bratislava and The Czech Institute in Bratislava and in Budapest.

Mission and Objectives: 

Meteorit International Theatre Group’s (MITG) goal is to create a centre of international arts in Bratislava with its own permanent troupe, which provides a forum for creation, cooperation and enjoyment on an international level in all artistic genres. Among the results of MITG’s activities are new cooperative projects and increased mobility for artists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and other countries. The target audiences for this project include: young and adult performing arts audiences and children from Slovakia, as well as visiting and local artists of all disciplines.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Since its opening in March 2008, the Meteorit theatre has held almost 70 performances of various genres and enjoyed audience attendance 9,480. During the 2009 season, it plans 45-50 performances of theatre, dance and music.
MITG is also responsible for the prodution of Meteorit’s Town of Tales week of fairy tales and theatre for children in Kolarovo, Slovakia and during the summer helds performances and drama workshops for children.