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Galeria umelcov Spisa

National Network: 
Slovak Republic
Address: 
Zimna 46
05201 Spisska Nova Ves
Slovakia
Telephone: 
+421534174621
Mobile Phone: 
+421905288717
Mobile Phone (other): 
+421948650298
Organisation Type: 
Local/Regional Authority
Year of Establishment: 
1987
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Gallery of Spis Artists is the youngest among the Slovak funds organisations. Since January 1st, 1987, when the Gallery was officially opened, it went through the hands a few founders, and since 2002 it is a contributory organisation of the Košice self-governing region. This status was changed from the beginning of 2013 for the Gallery to be a budgetary organization having the same founder, with annual budget app. € 160 000. Above, the number of projects and grants are building a budget via another resources / app. € 50 000 annualy.

There are 10,5 people in permanent staff including both professional and technical.

MAIN PROJECTS INCLUDE: 1. exhibitions focused on Slovak and arts from abroad; 2. educational programs such as lectures, seminars, workshops, international symposiums and special programs for different levels of schools; 3. varied cultural programs such as concerts, theatrical and music performances.

Mission and Objectives: 

Profiling of the Gallery is based on the Establishment Charter defining its competencies in the scope of professional fine arts with a priority focus on the art of the Spis Region. In the last decade the Gallery activities are extending from the regional to a broader national and European space. I mention the implemented projects like exhibitions, painters and sculptural symposiums with countries such as Poland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Austria, Romania, Germany, Ukraine, the U.S.A., Hungary, Canada, Israel or the Czech Republic.

Gallery of Spis Artists in figures / from 1987 till 2013:
• 364 exhibitions of domestic and foreign production composed of the art-works of over 1 800 authors from home and abroad.
• 50 own publications. 
• 465 463 visitors at exhibitions and culture-educational events such as openings, lectures, seminars, concerts, workshops or experimental lessons of art. 
• 1 898 art-works in the Gallery collection fund.

Main Projects / Activities: 

MAIN PROJECTS INCLUDE: 1. exhibitions focused on Slovak and arts from abroad; 2. educational programs such as lectures, seminars, workshops, international symposiums and special programs for different levels of schools; 3. varied cultural programs such as concerts, theatrical and music performances.

COLLECTIONS AND PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS: During twenty-five years long activities of the Gallery its collection fund has grown by more than three times comparing to the original collection. At the end of the year 2012 it is represented with the total number of 1898 items.
Artworks from the collection fund are presented in three permanent exhibitions. After the formation of the Gallery in 1987 the first permanent exhibition Spis Artists was installed (made available for public until the autumn of 2012) and in 1994 there was added a permanent exhibition of drawings and paintings of Jozef Hanula. Since 2002 there was constructed a sculpture work exhibition in the Garden of Art, and in the autumn 2012 the permanent exhibition of Spis  Artists was changed with a thematic exhibition arranged from the collections of the Gallery called Terra Gothica — Gothic route.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

The membership in the Anna Lindth Foundation would bring us opportunity to work with the artists from the Middle East. The Gallery of Spis Artist should contribute with the projects such as artist-in-residencies programs, workshops, symposium as well as different exchange programme schemes linking central European with the Middle-East culture.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

The membership in the Anna Lindth Foundation would bring us opportunity to work with the artists from the Middle East. The Gallery of Spis Artist should contribute with the projects such as artist-in-residencies programs, workshops, symposium as well as different exchange programme schemes linking central European with the Middle-East culture.

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