Through the project of cultural stations, Novi Sad joined the process of decentralisation of culture from official institutions into the field of self-organised civic activism, which is one of the tendencies in cultural development in the 21st century. Through the cultural stations Egység, Svilara, Liman, Barka, Bukovac, Mlin, Rumenka, and the mobile cultural station Karavan, the people of Novi Sad are presented with the opportunity to actively participate in creating and organising events, but also to revive Novi Sad neighbourhoods as cultural bridges.
Such content is included in the daily life of all city districts through cultural stations, and it’s the starting point for all visitors who want to get acquainted with the local way of life, habits, customs, and aspirations.
Svilara, as a factory of cultural content, is a symbol of the industrial heritage of Novi Sad. Egység is the place for cultural stories, the former seat of the first sports association in the region and now a meeting point, a space for dance and literary evenings, workshops, and education. Karavan is culture on wheels. This mobile cultural station is reviving Novi Sad’s neighbourhoods. It brings a variety of artistic and cultural content to remote parts of the city and its suburbs. The cultural oasis near the city is the Bukovac Cultural Station. The combination of the cultural heritage of the former Cultural Centre and modern trends in culture, ecology, and sports form the identity of the new cultural station. Mlin is the place where culture grows. This cultural station is located in the former workers’ quarter, and today it is a centre of cultural content intended for children. Tradition and modern creativity are reflected in the Rumenka Cultural Station.
In the authentic Vojvodina settlement near Novi Sad, there is CS Rumenka, which continues and improves the work of the cultural centre of the same name. Liman is a centre of online creativity and a new place for culture created on the achievements of the industrial development of Novi Sad, in the area of old factories and the old industrial zone of the city, the former Great Liman. The culture on the outskirts of the city is CS Barka. Located on the edge of the city, at the end of Slana Bara, Vidovdansko Naselje, and Klisa, this cultural station is a place for culture and a new centre of events in the city.