8.4.2 Cultural houses and community cultural clubs
Most of the cultural centres are located in Tirana. The Italian Institute of Culture, the British Council, the Alliance Française, the Goethe Institute and USIS have opened reading rooms and also offer book and DVD or VHS lending. Apart from public libraries, there are no public or state-owned cultural clubs for youth or other communities or groups.
Unfortunately, community cultural centres or intercultural centres are not yet a cultural issue in Albania.
The table below provides an overview of the number of music associations in Albania, which are very important aspect of the country's cultural life.
Table 6: List of music associations and number of members
Name of association
Number of members
Association of Piano Teachers and Professors
Friends of Talented Children
Albanian Section of CIOFF
Association of New Albanian Music
Albanian Association Frederic Chopin
Association of Creative Intellectuals
Source: Directory of Art, Culture and Sports published by the Albanian Foundation of Civil Society.