Youth Center Split - Dom Mladih Split
The Youth Center is a place where high quality contemporary and progressive urban art and culture takes place, away from the mainstream, all thanks to organizations operating through the Center. Each organization is unique in its own way, as are their programs.
The Dom Mladih Split, literally Home of Youth Split, is a 10,400 m², of which only 4,700 m² landscaped, never completed and for a long period unused building, built in the late socialist era as a socio-cultural centre for youth in the city of Split, Croatia. Initially squatted, then activated by a youth movement and independent cultural sector civic organisations, it was finally taken over by the local government – becoming a best practice of collaborative approach in co-development and co-management of public spaces within the ongoing process of regeneration.
The aim is to see the Centre as a meeting place for different fields of activity, interests, perceptions and thoughts, support the work of young artists and cultural operators and the development of a cultural infrastructure, improve working conditions of cultural institutions and non-profit organisations, in order to evaluate and promote cultural creativity, with particular attention to contemporary forms, as well as encouraging lifelong education and social inclusion.
Its current stakeholders are representatives of the cultural, creative, social and sports sectors.