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The 18th Žilina Literary Festival will be… LitSphéra.

The biggest literary event in Central Slovakia, organized by the ZLF citizen association in traditional cooperation with the Artforum bookshop in Žilina, the cultural centre Stanica Žilina-Záriečie and the town of Žilina, will take place from 16 to 18  September 2021 in the New synagogue in Žilina, dominated by the monumental Sphere of the artist […]



Žilina Beskydy 2026 presents its application and strategy at Culture Forum

Žilina Beskydy 2026 team is going to present at Culture Forum within the competition for a title the European Capital of Culture a 100-page bidbook – strategy and plan of cultural activities. Žilina along with the cities Frýdek-Místek (Czech Republic) and Bielsko-Biała (Poland) stands as a candidate for a title of the European Capital of […]



Open Call for projects – Žilina Beskydy 2026

 Žilina Beskydy 2026 team announces an open call for submission of projects. We are interested in project ideas which could become a part of our bid book and possibly part of the Zilina European Capital of Culture 2026 programme. It concerns especially projects which are planned within Beskydy region.   The open call deadline is […]



Applications for ACCELERATOR BESKIDS 20<26 are open

ACCELERATOR BESKIDS 20<26 is a monthly development program for building and improving cooperation between artists, creators, cultural managers and institutions of the cultural and creative sector in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland within the cross-border Beskids region.  During the Accelerator, you will have the opportunity to get to know more interesting cultural actors from […]



An unused city building will be transformed into a place for dialogue on public space

There is a longer-term and broader plan for the building at Horný val 67 street, where the chief architect’s offices opened last month. These unused spaces in the city center will be gradually filled with interesting educational and cultural initiatives and activities. One of them is the planned project PASÁ:Ž – Platform for architecture and […]



Details of the application that granted Žilina progression to the finals

At the beginning of February, in the competition of 8 candidate cities from Slovakia, Žilina successfully advanced to the 2nd round, together with the cities of Nitra and Trenčín. We bring you more details from the content of our bid book, the 60-page application that moved Žilina to the finals of the competition for the […]