Belgrade Youth Center
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Belgrade Youth Center, or Dom omladine Beograda (DOB), is a cultural center in Belgrade, dedicated primarily to youth. It organizes numerous programs in the area of modern art and culture, as well as educational-debate programs: around 1,000 different programs per year, visited by over 180,000 youths. DOB is trying to encompass all art forms: prose, poetry, music, theatre, film, visual arts, new media and others.
Flexibility and openness to any suggestion refers not only to spaces of DOB, but also to high production standards and program conception. Belgrade Youth Center functions as a platform for promoting new artists, ideas and initiatives. Additionally, Belgrade Youth Center is a meeting point for domestic and foreign artists, and brings together representatives of different cultural scenes. DOB is a member of numerous local, regional and international cultural networks.
It was founded in 1964 under the auspices of the Secretariate of Culture of the Assembly of the City of Belgrade. The Assembly provides the main funds for the center.
DOB's activities are organized in five centers:
- Center of Music Development,
- Center of Visual Arts and Multimedia,
- Center of Education and Interactive Communication,
- Center of Publishing, and
- Laboratory of Initiatives - Art & creativity unlimited.
- Big hall (520 sitting places or 1200 standing places),
- Americana Hall (300 sitting places or 800 standing places),
- Club (100 sitting places or 300 standing places),
- Art Gallery,
- Debate room (60 sitting places), and
- American Corner.
Separate from this building, DOB also has the Magacin on Kraljevića Marka street - a former warehouse near the city center with over 5000 square meters of available space.
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