The main function of Pogon is to provide the use of its facilities for cultural and youth programmes of the Zagreb-based organisations free of charge. Any NGO, art association and informal group can use Pogon’s resources for the implementation of programmes in the field of contemporary art and culture, as well as for various activities aimed at young people.

The users of Pogon’s resources implement their programmes in the following areas:

  • contemporary art and culture
  • educational and information programmes vital for improving the quality of life of young people and youth work
  • educational programmes aimed at the development of capacities of civil society organisations in the culture and youth sector.

Every year there are more than 200 public events organised at Pogon across all disciplines of contemporary culture and art (exhibitions, theatre and dance performances, new circus performances, concerts, lectures, public forums, etc.), as well as over 150 workshops and seminars. In addition, Pogon is also regularly used for production, rehearsals, art residencies, meetings, etc. Numerous renowned artists from Croatia and abroad, as well as many young, up-and-coming acts, have performed at Pogon.

Pogon has 7,000 visitors each year, 60% of whom are young people under the age of 30.

What makes your organisation unique?

Pogon is not defined by any aesthetic criteria or an articulated programme/curatorial concept, but functions as an open platform.


Photo credits:

Authors: Nina Klarić; Damir Zižić


Zagreb, Croatia


  • Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300), Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300), Outdoor stage, Multifunction Hall, Black box, Art Gallery, Courtyard, Garden

  • Production, Exhibition and Programming, Mediation

  • Music, Theatre / Performance, Circus, Dance, Visual Arts, Multimedia and interactive Arts, Film, Literature, Architecture and Urbanism, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts, Democratic and civil society development, Ecology and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship