View of the music program at Cultural Centre REX, Belgrade. Courtesy Cultural Centre REX
Cultural Centre REX is dedicated to the production and presentation of contemporary, socially engaged artistic projects, as well as to the promotion and maintenance of critical and analytical cultural practices. With the programs and projects that are initiated and developed in our center, we educate and empower individuals and groups to articulate and put into practice their ideas, develop an understanding of social relations, and use their knowledge and skills to deal with their political and social surroundings. REX’s cultural policy could be described as equal rights to production for both known and unknown artists, domestic and international authors, and well-established and emerging groups and initiatives. REX was founded in 1994 by B92, an independent radio station at the time.
Since 2004, it has been functioning in the legal frame of Fund B92. REX is a part of the Independent Cultural Scene in Serbia (ICSS, a network of associations and initiatives), the regional network Clubture, TEH (Trans Europe Halles, a network of European independent cultural centers), and Project FREE ZONE. In addition, it is a member of the Human Rights Film Network. REX participates in the network Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes, which supports artist mobility. REX also hosts volunteers through the program European Voluntary Service—EVS.