PACE.V4 Touring Conference

Transport and Infrastructure in V4 Performing Arts

4th – 15th June, 2016

Budapest (HU), Topoľčany (SK), Žilina (SK), Olomouc (CZ), Ostrava (CZ),
Katowice (PL), Krakow (PL)


Performing arts are the only artistic area, which is conditioned by direct and live contact of the actor and his/her spectator, therefore infrastructure and transport (mobility) play essential role in its genesis and existence. And vice versa, not only in recent history we could evidence that performing arts with their infrastructure disposed of the capacity to function as a public discussion forum in crucial historical moments of our societies and thus proved its quality of a tool for a social dialogue leading to the cultivation and democratization of our societies. A dense network composed of traditional historical theatre architecture, cultural facilities inherited from the communist period and new cultural centres founded after 1989 are specific for the Visegrad region (V4 = Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary), just like a dense network of railways. People and their creation are the principal energy and condition of vivid existence of this rich cultural heritage and infrastructure, therefore the main conference goal is to meet them and discover their work, to improve relations of V4 cultural stakeholders and to engage representatives from non-V4 region into present V4 contexts.


The Touring Conference will take place in 7 locations in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland (Budapest and its surroundings Tatabánya and Zsámbék), Topoľčany, Žilina, Olomouc, Ostrava, Katowice, Krakow). The conference is planned as a 12-day event using as means of transport public infrastructure (mainly train).


The professional profile of the conference participants should be connected with the field of performing arts and culture, e.g. dramaturges, curators, critics, researchers, artists, cultural managers, decision-makers and experts from all over the world (see conditions for participation below). The core of the group will form 17 representatives from V4 region and Eastern Partnership countries. The total number of participants is approx. 50 persons. The conference will be held in english. The application must be submitted electronically here.

Please see further details and conditions here:

PACE.V4 Touring Conference 2016 - info about destinations

PACE.V4 Touring conference 2016 - conditions for participation

Contact person for any further questions: Martina Pecková Černá (

The conference is happening with kind support of International Visegrad Fund.