About us

We are a catalyst for creativity in Slovakia.

We help people from the cultural and creative environment to become professionals, opening international markets and educating them. We participate in the creation of strategic cultural documents at national and international levels in order to create ideal conditions for the growth and development of cultural and creative industries in Slovakia.

Our goal is to educate, assist and increase creativity in creative people.

The CIKE team has a shared vision to make Košice a place where it is worth living because of the quality of the culture, creative environment and innovation in all areas of life. We want to achieve this vision through the education of talented individuals and cultural institutions, increasing their international profile, for example by providing foreign trips, mobility and residential programmes. Our task also includes the creation of favourable conditions for cooperation with the private sector and its involvement in the cultural life of the city. It also helps the city and region develop policies and sustainable regional development through its consultancy and advice on strategic documents. 

The mission of Creative Industry Košice is deeply rooted in its origins, the organization of Košice - European Capital of Culture 2013. The city acquired this prestigious title after the approval of the Interface 2013 project by an international selection committee in September 2008 in Bratislava.

A non-profit organization of the same name was created to take care of the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project “Košice Interface 2013”. Its main task was primarily to prepare the programme for 2013 and the supporting programme activities, to address development projects (creative economy, community development, etc.), the operation of the cultural centres Barracks/Kulturpark, the SPOTs project, marketing, international cooperation and other related activities.

The non-profit organization went through a fundamental change at the end of 2013, when the  City of Košice founded the subsidized organization, K 13 – Košice Cultural Centres, which took over responsibility for the administration and operation of the renovated buildings. The Košice 2013 non-profit began to focus on activities listed in the materials “Košice Interface 2013” and the resulting materials “Košice 2020 - the Creative Economy Master Plan 2013-2015” and “Cultural Strategy for Košice 2014-2018”.

This means particularly the development of human capital, creating conditions for talented people in the city and raising the profile of the city at the local, national and international level, which still serves as the fundamental objective and mission of the organization called Creative Industry Košice.

Michal HladkýDirector
Michaela HalaszSenior Manager for Development
Jana RomanováProject manager
Ivana FiľkováSenior project manager
Alexandra JuríkováProject communication
Barbara RoussnaakováMarketing Assistant
Jana ŠargováUNESCO, Creative Lenses
Denisa Draganovská