Qendra Multimedia was founded in 2002 in Kosovo. It is an independent cultural organization, focused on art production, international cultural exchanges and publishing in the field of art and culture. The main focus of our organization is on dramaturgy and contemporary theatre. Qendra produces and co-produces cultural activities for all ages and its activities are spread internationally. Artistic exchanges with international partners are crucial in the work of Qendra Multimedia.
Qendra was established by a group of young artists, which aimed at creating an alternative form of art production, by influencing the cultural policies and addressing sensitive political and social issues through art. Therefore here, culture and art, are used as a tool to clearly address and imagine the political and social issues.
Since 2002, Qendra Multimedia has organized and facilitated more than 100 artistic projects in Kosovo, but as well as in other places in Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of the main long-term projects that we have initiated and developed by ourselves or in cooperation with our partners, are: International Literature Festival polip; Forum Theatre in Kosovo; New Politics of Solidarity; Kosovar History; Play for All; Balcan Can Contemporary; Writer-in-residence program “Prishtina has no river” etc.
Since its foundation in 2002, Qendra Multimedia has produced and co-produced about 20 theatrical performances in Kosovo and outside the country. We create innovative and fresh theatrical performances which communicate beyond linguistic and cultural borders, and these performances bring a multi-cultural audience locally and internationally.
Up to now Qendra Multimedia has published over 30 books and journals on the topics of theatre, literature, aesthetics and history, the majority in Albanian language, but some of them are also published in English, Serbian and German.
polip is an international literature festival bringing together in Prishtina young writers from the region as well as from Europe. polip goes far beyond the frame of a literature festival and of a mere literary connection. It is about a wider understanding of the peace building and trust concepts in a particularly traumatized regions and societies. polip presents young voices in different languages, revealing their specific melody, musicality and rhythm. polip organizes not only readings, but also a special program of concerts, street poetry, workshops on translation and poetry-writing, discussions and debates about literary networks and translation practice.
Artists-in-residence program “Prishtina has no river” started in 2013 when Qendra Multimedia, for the first time in Kosovo, invited artists from central and southeastern Europe and Germany to apply. The fellowship for the artists includes a one-month stay in Pristina, travel costs and a fellowship in the amount of 800 EUR. Applicants eligible for this fellowship are fiction writers, poets, essayists, illusionists and columnists, translators, playwrights, etc. While in Pristina, the writers use their time for work, as well as for getting acquainted with the cultural life of the Kosovan capital.
hap-sinæ qua non is the performative space which is an integral part of Qendra Multimedia. hap-sinæ qua non is composed by to physical spaces: the entry and the hall. The entry can be used for exhibitions and minimalist activities, meanwhile the hall as the main space can be used for activities of diverse genre, such as theatre performances, concerts, workshops, exhibitions, video projections and so on. hap-sinæ qua non is equipped with lighting, sound system and video beamer. It is suitable for an audience of about 100 people.
hap-sinæ qua non can be rented by interested parties. For arrangements contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or directly +383 38 555799
Jeton Neziraj – Director
Bernard Berisha – Finance Manager
Blerta Rrustemi – Project Coordinator/Theatrical Director
Lendita Idrizi – Office and Staff Manager
Arif Muharremi – Project Manager of “Culture for Change”
Artë Retkoceri – Research and Grant Scheme Coordinator
Mursel Bekteshi – Stage Technician
Fatlum Idrizi – Stage Technician