The Approach to Culture

The Department of Culture

Objectives and competencies of the Culture Department

The Culture Department of the Magistrate of the Capital City of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava provides:
    coordination and delivery of a concept of cultural development
    setting up and implementing mechanisms for cultural support
    methodological regulation and development of the contributory organisations of the Capital
    overall agenda of the cultural heritage
    cross-border co-operation in the field of culture
    agenda of the Bratislava City Archive (Archív mesta Bratislavy)


Mgr. Zuzana Ivašková Head of the Department of Culture E-mail:
+421 2 59 356 584

The Department of Culture provides:

    preparation of conceptual documents in the cultural area, including provision for their implementation and evaluation
    methodical co-ordination and co-operation in preparing analytical materials on subject matter
    completing tasks relating to protection and presentation of the cultural heritage of the Capital
    completing tasks arising from administrative competence of the Capital to the budgetary and contributory organisations in the cultural field
    organisation, or at least part taking in organising city-wide or cultural events of city-wide importance taking place abroad according to the annual plan of events
    attendance of delegates or ambassadors of the Capital at the cultural events abroad
    co-ordination, governance, and guidance in activities of contributory organisations that were set up by the city from the point of view of expertise and methodology: Bratislava cultural and information centre (Bratislavské kultúrne a informačné stredisko), Bratislava City Gallery (Galéria mesta Bratislavy), Bratislava City Library (Mestská knižnica v Bratislave), Bratislava City Museum (Múzeum mesta Bratislavy), Municipal Monument Preservation Institute in Bratislava (Mestský ústav ochrany pamiatok).
    statistical investigation according to the programme of state statistical investigations and administrative collection of data to the extent of reporting duty according to the Law on State Statistics in the cultural area.
    administration of the war graves
    administration of grant programmes in the cultural field, supervision of their delivery and administrative supervision of accounting
    administration of agenda for fireworks permits
    administration of the agenda relating to the protection of monuments trust and issues relating to the monuments, memorials and art works installed in the public spaces
    preparation of materials intended for the decision-making activities of the bodies of the Capital, Bratislava (Mayor, City Council, Municipal Board…)
    preparation of expert opinions and data for petitions and complaints, interpellations of members of the City Council, relating to the objectives of the department
    co-operation with community associations, other organisations and foundations within the Capital districts which focus their activities on support of cultural development in the capital and its presentation abroad
    co-ordination and collaboration with contributory organisations of the Capital in preparation of the city-wide cultural events
    co-operation with nationwide cultural institutions, local government, local cultural organisations as well as with other cultural organisations with registered seat in the district of the Capital
    projects and events co-operation of the organisations and bodies of the Capital in the subject area
    draw up a budget plan of the department and oversee its expenditure
    coordinate activities of the Capital subjects operating in the cultural area in implementing concept of tourism development approved by the Municipal Board
    initiating and co-operation of development projects in the cultural area
    collaboration in creation of programmes and other materials with the emphasis on the cultural area
    expert collaboration and participation in implementation of projects financed by external sources