Bread-making at the Glove Factory as follow-up to the EU Culture 2020 Conference

The Culture 2020 Strategy Conference strenghtened an already forming partnership between I3C and the Budapest Observatory of Cultural Policies ( with President Peter Inkei.  Emerging is a potential future international research and cooperation and capacity-building partnership aiming the revitalization of the national networks of publicly-funded community cultural centers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia as the first countries that would later include more from the region. In relation to this project, Nadezhda Savova explored with Budobs experts community cultural centers around Budapest. The first one was Marczibányi Cultural Center ( Marczibányi Téri Muvelodési Központ),, specializing in theater in education techniques for all ages and home to the Kava Creative Group that has worked on various international theater and drama in education programs.

The second house was the Glove Factory Cultural Center. On March 10th, 2011, Nadezhda Savova organized a Bread House Program at the Glove Factory Community (Cultural) House (, where various people from the local community , from children to adults with disabilities predominantly with Roma background, came together to make bread and decorate it with the traditional Bulgarian bread symbol for house and family - an open circle (a house is never closed for guests or more babies) full of small bread balls for the number of family members. At the end, all shared the breads, indeed, like a family at this sort of collective house - the Glove Factory.

At another conference at the Ludwig Museum, Nadezhda explored the Ludwig Museum community engagement programs for mothers with children, elderly people, sight-impaired people, unemployed, and ethnic minorities in their additional space for community work at the LudwigInzert / Józsefvárosi Galéria, 1085, Budapest, József krt. 70,(

A fourth cultural center was the Trafo Art Center,, located in a former electricity converter building called "trafo", some of which in the former socialist countries have been turned into creative art spaces, such as also Theater Atelie 313 in Bulgaria (in Sofia, at the border between a Roma ghetto area and a residential area, striving to serve as a mediator and contact point for the two), as well as the trafo turned into "spots" of arts for the Kosice, Slovakia, Capital of Culture.

Trafó is an institution, a building, a place, a medium, an intellectual adventure, a risk and a possibility. It is a house that belongs to the contemporary arts; a place where life speaks about dance, theater, visual arts, literature and music; a theater, which has no company, and where the viewer is equal with the created opportunity. 
The last  exemplary center of social inclusion, this time more through play than art, is the Ability Park,, a thematic amusement park that received national and international awards - is to help people get acquainted with the life of people with disabilities in an interactive and entertaining fashion that facilitates social inclusion. The idea behind our enterprise is to shift social attitude and offer a meaningful and pleasant experience through games led by people with disabilities to all visitors who wish to play, have a good time and test their abilities.











Opening in June 2010, Ludwig Inzert is Ludwig Museum’s new external project space at the legendary Józsefváros Gallery, former basis of different consecutive experimental art circles. By launching LudwigInzert, the Ludwig Museum would like to foster a lively relationship with the surrounding city and its residents, while expanding the spectrum of artistic practices represented by its collection and temporary exhibitions.