BLOK (founded in 2001) is a curatorial collective whose work focuses on democratization of culture and art, as well as on articulation of resistance to the processes of privatization of culture, which have fundamentally reorganized the field upon the restoration of capitalism. Our activities span from production and research of socially engaged art practices, to publishing, to political and artistic education, to organizing cultural workers fighting for better working conditions. Since 2016, we have run the art and activism space BAZA, located in Trešnjevka, the largest neighborhood in Zagreb. In 2018, we launched a long-term project called The Trešnjevka Neighborhood Museum, which represents a framework for working in the local community, through building a virtual collection, art productions, and various cultural and artistic, and socially engaged programs. Collaborations with cultural and educational institutions, as well as with art and activist initiatives, at local and international levels, are an intrinsic part of our activities.
Despite twenty years of continuous work, and thanks to the cuts in public support for culture and uncertain project funds, BLOK operates in insecure material conditions, just like many other independent cultural organizations. If you have the possibility and want to help us financially to continue our work, you can support us by paying a donation on our bank account: HR1923600001101414852.