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Austrian Cultural Forum

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), is an agency of the Republic of Austria, and part of the Austrian Consulate General in New York. With its architectural landmark building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 100 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York. The Austrian Cultural Forum houses around 10,000 volumes in its state-of-the-art library, and enjoys long-standing and flourishing partnerships with many venerable cultural and academic institutions throughout New York and the United States.

BBLA - Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association

The Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), established in 1891, was founded as an umbrella organization representing approximately eighty Czech and Slovak cultural, educational and athletic community groups and clubs.

BrouCzech Beer

Traditional Czech premium beer. 
Handmade since 1872.

 


CK America Tours

America Tours was established in 1991 and from the very beginning presents itself as a tour operator specialized in services and tours across the American continent. Its purpose was to offer proper and all-embracing service in then unknown continent – America – and then, when most of travel agencies were offering cheap shopping trips to border-towns, the owners of America Tours begin to build on their previous experience from their visits of the US and Canada and thanks to their diligent traveling and exploring they were able to get a head start on their competition, which they maintain until these days thanks to their frequent journeys into all the countries of America. Nowadays, America Tours can be proud of their team of excellent tour guides who can manage any group of travelers in any American country.

 


Charles University

Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. It is the largest and most renowned Czech university, and is also the best-rated Czech university according to international rankings. There are currently 17 faculties at the University (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), plus 3 institutes, 6 other centres of teaching, research, development and other creative activities, a centre providing information services, 5 facilities serving the whole University, and the Rectorate - which is the executive management body for the whole University.



Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles


Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York

 

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago

Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York 

 The Czech Academy of Sciences (Akademie Věd)

The Czech Academy of Sciences (the CAS) was established as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. It is set up as a complex of 54 public research institutions. The Academy employs over 8,000 employees more than a half of whom are researchers with university degrees.

 


Czech and Slovak Language Center

The Czech and Slovak Language Center (former School) at the Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Queens invites all children interested in learning the Czech or the Slovak language, to join our low-tution language program. We are the largest Czech and Slovak school in the USA with 10 highly skilled and certified Czech and Slovak native teachers and 3 professional dance instructors. We offer a program based on a comprehensive approach to learning a modern Czech and Slovak language with a curriculum created to educate school-aged children. The program uses a Balanced Literacy framework and incorporates the Czech and the Slovak National Curriculum Standards for Elementary Schools to effectively teach all aspects of each language, including grammar, reading, creative writing, and communication.

 

 

 Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU)

The SVU is an independent non-profit international cultural organization dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the free dissemination of ideas, and the fostering of contact among people. It brings together scholars, scientists, artists, writers, students, lawyers, businessmen and others, throughout the world who have, because of their ethnic background or professional calling, have an interest in the Czech Republic and/ or Slovakia, their histories, peoples or their cultural and intellectual contributions.

 


Czech Radio

Czech Radio is the only public service radio in the Czech Republic. Next to its main 4 nationwide full service format stations, Czech Radio offers also 4 special stations focusing on news and current affairs, classical music, popularization of science and applied technical sciences, and young audience. Further, Czech Radio broadcasts abroad in 6 languages including Czech (service for compatriots living abroad).

 


Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU)

CTU is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe.

CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 16,000 students.

 

Czech Television

CT – Czech Television is the public service broadcaster in the Czech Republic.Program television is broadcasting a broad range of genres, news provider, broadcaster of major sports events, and important producer of films, documentaries and current affairs programs.

 


Czech That Film

From provocative premieres to award-winning masterpieces, Czech That Film features the best of contemporary Czech cinema touring 18 American cities for four months. The Los Angeles edition of Czech That Film will take place from Friday, March 27th - March 31st, 2015 at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The festival provides an opportunity for enthusiasts of international cinema in the United States to discover successful new Czech films recently awarded at both domestic and international stages.

 

CzechTourism

The Czech Tourism agency, along with its offices abroad, ensures its successful presentation on the domestic and foreign markets. The Czech Tourism Authority – Czech Tourism is a contributory organization of the Ministry for Regional Development and was established in 1993. Its significant partner agencies include domestic tourist regions, cities, municipalities and businesses.




Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D. C.


European Union Delegation to the United Nations - New York

EU delegations operate under the authority of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission. In addition to its coordination role, delegations also serve a reporting function, covering the breadth of the UN agenda or working with Member States on burden sharing.

 

 

EUNIC - European National Institutes for Culture

EUNIC is the network of the European National Institutes for Culture. Formed in 2006, EUNIC is a recognized leader in culture cooperation governed by its 33 members from 27 countries and over 90 clusters based in different locations around the globe. EUNIC’s members work in over 150 countries with over 2,000 branches and thousands of local partners. They work in the arts, language, youth, education, science, intercultural dialogue and development sectors. EUNIC’s mission is to promote European values and to contribute to cultural diversity inside and outside of the EU, through collaboration between European cultural institutes around the world. EUNIC’s aim is to expand the role of culture in Europe, and to strengthen cultural dialogue, exchange and sustainable cooperation with countries outside the EU.

 


Film at Lincoln Center

Film at Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film.


Fotonova 

Fotonova has been focusing on printing photographs from any kind of device and their subsequent adjustment for nearly 30 years. They were the first ones in the Czech Republic to introduce photograph lamination (1990) and the first one to digitally iluminate large format photographs using the apparatus Dust Epsilon with a width of 76 cm/30 in (2001).

Fullbright Commission

The Fulbright Commission was founded in 1991 by a bilateral agreement between the governments of the United States and the Czech Republic with the objective to enhance mutual understanding through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges based on governmental scholarship programs, information, and advising services.

 


Georgetown University

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

 


Hunter College

Hunter College of the City University of New York, a distinguished public university, values learning in the liberal arts and sciences as a cornerstone of individual development and a vital foundation for a more just and inclusive society. 

 


Ji.Hlava IDFF 

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is an annual festival showcase. The core of the festival programme consists of 7 competition sections: among the Ji.hlava IDFF’s competition sections are also the First Lights for documentary debuts, Short Joy for the best short docs, or the experimental sections called Fascinations (international competition) and Exprmntl.cz (Czech focus). In addition to the festival, each year the Echoes of JIDFF reverberate various parts of Europe, and film fans in Prague and Jihlava can tune in to the late summer documentary vibes of the Living Cinema. The Ji.hlava IDFF also stood at the cradle of the Center for Documentary Film in Jihlava.

 


The Jewish Museum

Located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a museum at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Whether you visit our home in the landmark Warburg mansion on Museum Mile, or engage with us online, there is something for everyone.


Mannes School of Music at the New School

Founded in 1916, Mannes School of Music at The New School seeks to develop citizen artists who engage with the world around them in and through music, in traditional, new, and emergent forms of practice. Our eminent faculty of artists, scholars, and educators of international stature, including active professionals from all areas of the music world foster close, constructive relationships with students and are committed to advancing the creative role of music throughout all aspects of our rapidly changing society.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

In 1923, the Czechoslovak government decided that Czernin Palace would be allotted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offices of which were dispersed in several places in Prague. State rooms of Czernin Palace host many significant negotiations, and serve for the purposes of multiple conferences and sessions. It is not by accident that it was here where the Warsaw Treaty was dissolved at the beginning of 1990s.

 


Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

The mission of the Museum of Decorative Arts is to collect, handle, and conserve the past and the present of the crafts, commercial art, and design for the future. They believe in the union of quality and beauty, and serve as a source of inspiration, enlightment, and experience ever since the first pernament exhibition opening in 1875 on Národní třída (Nation Avenue, transl.).

 

Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.

 

National Film Archive (NFA) in Prague  

The National Film Archive (NFA) is one of the ten oldest film archives in the world. The NFA's function is collection, preservation, scientific processing, and using of audiovisual archival materials which document national film production, genesis and development of film art, life of the Czech nation and important world events. At present, the NFA takes care of more than 150 million film meters, 600 thousand photographs, 30 thousand posters, and 100 thousand advert materials.

 


National Museum of the Czech Republic

The National Museum is the largest museum in the Czech Republic. As the central state museum with collecting, scientific, educational and methodological functions it seeks to enhance the sense of national identity and awareness of being part of the whole framework of European and world community and culture. It is a polythematic institution, which comprises a large number of scientific disciplines and areas of collecting ranging from natural sciences to specialized fields of social sciences.


National Theatre

The National Theatre is the Czech Republic’s representative stage. It is one of the symbols of Czech national identity and a part of the European cultural arena. It is a bearer of national cultural heritage and at the same time an arena for free artistic creativity. The theatre is a living artistic organization which understands tradition as imposing a task and duty to find constantly new interpretation and an endeavor to achieve the highest artistic quality.

 


Open House New York (OHNY)

Open House New York provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. OHNY was founded by Scott Lauer in August 2001 to engage New Yorkers in the city’s architecture, public space, and the future of urban life.

They organize Open House New York Weekend, a citywide celebration of architecture, urban design, and New York City. In addition to that, they conduct year-round programs that extend the conversation held during the OHNY Weekend. These are a significant platform for fostering discussion about how the city might take shape in the years ahead, and address issues including planning, preservation, infrastructure, and contemporary design.



Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York


Plzeň 2015

What will the title of European Capital of Culture bring to Pilsen and the Pilsen Region?

Over the course of its existence so far, the European Capital of Culture project has been proven to bring valuable benefits to those cities that did not underestimate the preparation process and that also kept in mind the aim for the sustainable development of the city and the region on the basis of creativity.

 


School of Drama at the New School

The School of Drama is a creative community of theater artists developing their craft in integrated acting, directing, and playwriting programs. It is home to a dynamic group of directors, writers, actors, and creative technologists.

 


S.E.M. Ensemble

S.E.M. Ensemble was founded in 1970 when Petr Kotik organized a group of musicians of the fellows at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, SUNY/Buffalo. Since then, S.E.M. Ensemble has established itself as one of the distinguished ensembles for new music in the U.S., maintaining a continuous schedule of concerts in New York, touring annually in Europe and also performing in South America and Japan. New York Times has hailed SEM, “S.E.M. Ensemble represents the best of what is left of the experimental tradition.”



Švanda Theater (Švandovo divadlo)

The Švanda Theatre in Smíchov is a stage of the capital city of Prague and is supported by the Municipality of Prague 5.

A theatre that poses questions.

A theatre encourages discussion.

The Švanda Theatre in Smíchov is a free cultural space on the left bank of the Vltava River.


 

Trebitsch Single Malt Whisky

They are the first Czech firm specializing on whisky production. They are constantly receiving new trade-marks, expand their offer and huge opportunities are opening their doors in front of them. In order to increase their production and storing capacity, they are investing in a nearby Baroque distillery in Šebkovice, which has been operating since 1894.

This noble single malt whisky made of the finest local ingredients. Its balanced taste of sweeter tones carries the taste of fruit, vanilla, or caramel. Trebitsch Whisky is very fine and having a creamy texture it creates the sensation of indulging in premium quality desserts.

 


Václav Havel Library

The Václav Havel Library functions as a center for the documentation and research of modern Czech history with an emphasis on promoting the ideas and works of Václav Havel: playwright, fighter against totalitarianism, leader of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovak and Czech president, and a symbol of vigilance against despotism.

 

 

Václav Havel Library Foundation

The Václav Havel Library Foundation is a nonprofit foundation based at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. We work in partnership with the Václav Havel Library in Prague to honor, preserve, and build upon the legacy of playwright, dissident, and President, Václav Havel. We focus our programs and activities in the US and abroad.