About CAC

The Center for Arts and Culture (CAC) at the Central European University (CEU) was established in 2003 with the aim of stirring culture-related debate within the university, and to provide the CEU community with an inspiring artistic program that brings together students and faculty from all disciplines. CAC organises yearly 40-50 cultural events, the majority of which are open to public.

Since 2003 CAC has developed strong and flourishing relationships with independent artists, festivals of contemporary arts, and cultural institutions based in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe. As a result, CAC has invited a large number of innovative and cutting-edge projects by Budapest-based performing artists. The Center strives to focus on an inspiring and widely accessible cultural offer to local citizens and CEU community.

 

 

The Center for Arts and Culture (CAC) at the Central European University was established in 2003 with the aim to provide the CEU community with an inspiring artistic program that would bring together students from all disciplines, academic staff and Budapest citizens and offer them inspiring artistic insights; to stimulate research and curricula development in the field of arts & culture and cultural policy, and to stir culture-related debate within the university.

The artistic program of CAC has always been popular amongst students. We offer ca. 40 artistic events yearly, ranging from visual arts exhibitions that raise current issues though artistic means, documentary and feature films, music concerts, performances, dance classes. Since academic year 2007/2008, in addition to utilizing CEU as an artistic venue, we started offering artistic events at the CEU dormitory, thus making our programs yet even more accessible to our primary audience.

We do organize thematic events in cooperation with CEU departments and centers. We offer a film screening series attached to the seminar “Approaches to Counter-Culture Movement in Central and Eastern Europe” in cooperation with the Department of History and Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies. We stimulate insights into how arts and environmental issues are related in Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Arts every year. This conference has become a tradition, with already 5 issues of the conference and art program offered by CAC and Environmental Studies Department of the University.

Since academic year 2006/2007 CAC started offering a 2-credit course in Cultural policy, which was integrated into the Public Policy program curricula. In academic year 2009/2010 CAC offers 4-credit courses in cultural policy, thought by Dr. Dragan Klaic, who is also head of the CAC advisory board. We are currently on the way to establishing a full-fledged cultural policy stream at DPP and the future school of public policy.