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Albania/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

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

400

Friends of Talented Children

400

Albanian Section of CIOFF

16 associations

Association of New Albanian Music

55

Albanian Association Frederic Chopin

55

Tirana Association

2 000

Polyphony

320

Association of Creative Intellectuals

100

Source:      Directory of Art, Culture and Sports published by the Albanian Foundation of Civil Society.


Chapter published: 18-01-2011

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