Socialized operation of cultural institutions

The modern Hungarian settlement was identified by the two initiators – Pál Beke and Tamás Varga A. (from 1975) – as an ‘open cultural home’. This institution also evolved from a settlement type activity and idea to become a centre of local self-organisation. The ‘open house’ experiment was joined by cultural homes and professionals whoContinue reading

Community cultural council as a form of participation Act CXL of 1997 enables the representation of local residents in community culture via the system of community cultural councils. The act was amended in 2017 and the tasks of community cultural councils are now carried out by community cultural roundtables. This option – available since 1998Continue reading

On the institutional side there are 4 criteria of relevance to socialisation. An institution where each of these has been met, can be regarded as one whose socialisation has been optimised. Where they have only partially been met, the institution has achieved a minimum or partial level of socialisation.   Continuous conversation   First andContinue reading

The socialised way of operation offers a host of opportunities; it may be the goal, the accomplishment of your community development activity but it may also be its starting point. Its practical application however, is accompanied by obstacles and difficulties, just like any other complex professional process. The following is a discussion of the possibleContinue reading

In addition to cooperation in practice the institution’s socialisation may result in the given community’s problems, plans, routines and conflicts appearing in the institution’s day-to-day operations. There is nothing new about this in the museum sector either. The need for radical changes in museums, as a social institution, and for their undertaking more profound socialContinue reading

In the library institution system, it was a long way from community initiatives, through libraries for special groups of readers, associations, societies, circles, commercial lending libraries and the social libraries run by the state, to citizen’s public libraries. Or, likewise, from the educating and entertaining people’s library through cultural libraries to today’s service provider libraryContinue reading

The Mag-ház (Seed House), created in the town of Komárom, is a community space operating on the basis of the model of “the desired system of community education”. It is run by the organisation that is the owner of the building (Élettér Egyesület, Living Space Association) and a consortium of another five organisations, based onContinue reading

It should be noted that socialisation may involve sharing, distribution and/or spreading of responsibility or responsibilities, but not the transfer of the ultimate and complete responsibility. This is because a maintainer is always involved; regardless of whether it is a local government, the state or a civil society organisation. Both the institution’s maintainer and itsContinue reading