The Centre for Open Culture (COC) is a Pardubice city public organization. It was founded in 2018 to bring together the activities of the Divadlo 29 multi-genre cultural and production centre and the Pardubice City Gallery. The COC’s vision is to present, develop and support contemporary professional and non-professional performing arts, visual arts, and literature in their widest possible interpretation, representing the broad spectrum of contemporary thought about these fields. Through its not-for-profit activities, it works for the development of cultural and artistic diversity in the Pardubice region, on improvements to the quality of life and cultural literacy of its people, so that creativity and the arts grow as an organic part of life of the city and region.
The COC works closely with Pardubice cultural non-profit organizations like Terra Madoda and Offcity on projects like Filmfuse, Offcity Architects and Islands in Motion. Every year the centre runs the Pardubice versions of the One World Film Festival and Tanec Praha contemporary dance festival.