IZBA - Novi Sad

image 200 x 142 Name of the responsible struture : Independent Art Association IZBA
Type of structure : NGO
Profile of the initiators of the project : Artists collective
Continent : Europe
Country : Serbia
Address/tel/fax : Zeleznicka 4
Novi sad
Tel :+ 381 (0) 21 52 503
spostic@eunet.yu Contact : mileta postic


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In August 2000, 3 months before the downfall of Milosevic regime, Mileta and Svetozar Postic, twin brothers from Novi Sad after teaching Art and Literature respectivelly in USA, UK and Lithuania decided to return and make a cultural center. Izba is mainly an idea. It is founded by artists, it is for the artists, it is multidisciplinary and it is supportive of contemporary creation, it embraces young artists and pursue an innovative approach towards culture, art and citizenship. The idea is to produce, promote, distribute and incourage quality art initiatives in Novi Sad, Serbia and abroad. Professional judgement functions as a catalist for projects where synchronic quality is the only criteria in otherwise open center. Izba is trying to take part even on a small scale in building a citizen society with a higher artistic, intellectual and spiritual level.

Former use : Small ophtalmological clinic.
Surface of the site : 84 m2 + backyard space 160m2 + production 40m2 + basement theatre 45 m2
Architect of the rehabilitation : Mileta Postic
Foundation year : 2000
Type of occupation : gift
Owner of the building : Bosko Postic (uncle)
Location : city


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  • a bookstore,
  • art gallery
  • a cafe
  • 1 Rehearsal studio
  • 1 Production studio
  • 1 Multi-use space
  • Theatre hall
  • Exterior spaces
  • Shop
  • Multimedia spaces
  • Resources centre
  • Atelier

Artistic and social disciplines

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Contemporary theatre : Performances,

Music : concerts, workshops

Visual Art : exhibitions

Multimedia : production and training

Literature/Poetry : debates

Financial support

From cafe, bookshop and gallery and some support from the city of Novi Sad and ministry of culture

Modified on Friday 5 June 2009