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A cultural center or cultural centre is an organization, building or complex that promotes culture
Culture is a term that has many different inter-related meanings. For example, in 1952, Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn compiled a list of 164 definitions of "culture" in Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions...

 and arts
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. Cultural centers can be neighborhood community arts organizations, private facilities, government-sponsored, or activist-run. Examples include:
  • Europe
    • Vooruit
      Vooruit Arts Center is a historic complex in the Belgian city of Ghent. Vooruit was originally the festival and art center of the Ghent labor movement, with a ballroom, cinema, theater, etc...

      , Ghent
      Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and biggest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of...

      , Belgium
      Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

    • Centre Georges Pompidou
      Centre Georges Pompidou
      Centre Georges Pompidou is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais...

      , Paris
      Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

      , France
      The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

    • Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre
      Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre
      Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre is a cultural centre located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. The centre is located behind An Grianán Theatre in the town and is the leading cultural centre in north-west Ireland. It has been described as a cultural beacon by The Irish Times.- Opening...

      , County Donegal
      County Donegal
      County Donegal is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is also located in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal. Donegal County Council is the local authority for the county...

      , Ireland
      Republic of Ireland
      Ireland , described as the Republic of Ireland , is a sovereign state in Europe occupying approximately five-sixths of the island of the same name. Its capital is Dublin. Ireland, which had a population of 4.58 million in 2011, is a constitutional republic governed as a parliamentary democracy,...

    • Glaspaleis
      The Glaspaleis is a modernist building in Heerlen, Netherlands, built in 1935. Formerly a fashion house and department store, Schunck, it is now the cultural centre of the city...

      , Heerlen, Netherlands
    • OT301
      OT301 used to be a squat in the Dutch city of Amsterdam which is located on Overtoom 301. EHBK has now bought the building which is used as a multi-media alternative cultural centre. The building is an old film academy and was squatted in 1999 by a group of artists...

      , Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon
      Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 545,245 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3 million on an area of , making it the 9th most populous urban...

      , Portugal
      Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

    • Dom omladine Beograda, Belgrade
      Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. According to official results of Census 2011, the city has a population of 1,639,121. It is one of the 15 largest cities in Europe...

      , Serbia
      Serbia , officially the Republic of Serbia , is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans...

  • Americas
    • Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
      Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
      The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is a cultural organization of the Banco do Brasil based in Brazil with centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and São Paulo....

      , Brasília
      Brasília is the capital city of Brazil. The name is commonly spelled Brasilia in English. The city and its District are located in the Central-West region of the country, along a plateau known as Planalto Central. It has a population of about 2,557,000 as of the 2008 IBGE estimate, making it the...

      , Belo Horizonte
      Belo Horizonte
      Belo Horizonte is the capital of and largest city in the state of Minas Gerais, located in the southeastern region of Brazil. It is the third largest metropolitan area in the country...

      , Rio de Janeiro
      Rio de Janeiro
      Rio de Janeiro , commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th...

      , São Paulo
      São Paulo
      São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and South America, and the world's seventh largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the São Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among...

    • El Centro Cultural de Mexico
      El Centro Cultural de Mexico
      El Centro Cultural de Mexico is an alternative space in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in their community.-Mission:By...

    • Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros
      Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros
      The Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is a cultural, political and social facility located in Mexico City as part of the World Trade Center Mexico City...

      , Mexico City, Mexico
    • Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda
      Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda
      Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda is a cultural facility located in Santiago, Chile, under the Citizenry Square, in the southern façade of the Palacio de La Moneda...

      , Santiago, Chile
    • Agustín Ross Cultural Center, Pichilemu, Chile
    • Eyedrum
      Eyedrum is a non-profit art space and venue in Atlanta, Georgia focused on contemporary art and experimental music ranging from contemporary chamber music, sound sculpture to drone noise music, and art rock. Up until Jan. 1, 2011, they were located in the Old Fourth Ward district, and had three art...

      , Atlanta, USA
    • Centro Cultural de la Raza
      Centro Cultural de la Raza
      The Centro Cultural de la Raza is a non-profit organization with the specific mission to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexicano, Indigenous and Latino art and culture...

      , San Diego, USA
    • Detroit Cultural Center, USA
    • Self Help Graphics & Art
      Self Help Graphics & Art
      Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc. is a community arts center in East Los Angeles, California, USA. Formed during the cultural renaissance that accompanied the Chicano Movement, Self Help, as it is sometimes called, was one of the primary centers that incubated the nascent Chicano Art movement, and...

      , Los Angeles, USA
    • Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
      Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
      Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural is a non-profit cultural center and bookstore in Sylmar, California. It was founded in 2003 by noted Chicano author Luis J. Rodriguez, his wife Trini Rodriguez, Angelica Loa, and Victor Mendoza of El Vuh...

      , Los Angeles, CA, USA
    • Irish Museum and Cultural Center
      Irish Museum and Cultural Center
      The Irish Museum and Cultural Center is the newest addition to the active Irish American community in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It is a non-profit organization which uses volunteer help. It opened in its current location in Union Station on March 17, 2007, The museum hosts a number of events,...

      , Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    • Asheville Culture Project, Asheville, NC, USA
    • Polynesian Cultural Center
      Polynesian Cultural Center
      The Polynesian Cultural Center is a Polynesian-themed theme park or living museum located in Laie, on the northern shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Dedicated on October 12, 1963, the PCC occupies owned by nearby Brigham Young University–Hawaii....

      , Hawaii
    • El Museo del Barrio
      El Museo del Barrio
      El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino visual arts cultural institution, is located in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City, United States, also known as El Barrio. The museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of the Latino, Caribbean, and...

      , New York, NY
    • The Kitchen
      The Kitchen
      The Kitchen is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art and performance space located at at 512 West 19th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City...

      , New York, NY
    • ISSUE Project Room
      ISSUE Project Room
      The ISSUE Project Room is a music venue in Brooklyn, New York founded in 2003 by Suzanne Fiol. Located in The Old American Can Factory in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, the venue supports a wide variety of contemporary performance, specializing in presenting experimental and avant-garde music...

      , New York, NY
    • Centro Cultural Baudilio Vega Berríos
      Centro Cultural Baudilio Vega Berríos
      The Centro Cultural Baudilio Vega Berríos is a cultural center located in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.Located in the heart of the city, aside the City Hall and the Teatro Yagüez, extending between Candelaria Street at front to the Ernesto Ramos Antonini Street at back.-Architecture:The Cultural Center...

      , Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    • The Largo Cultural Center, Largo, FL, USA

  • Asia
    • Thailand Cultural Centre
      Thailand Cultural Centre
      Thailand Cultural Centre is a performing-arts venue in Bangkok, Thailand.-History:Built with a grant from Japan, the Thailand Cultural Centre opened on October 9, 1987 as part of celebrations for King Bhumibol's 60th birthday.-Facilities:The venue consists of two auditoriums and one...

    • Cultural Center of the Philippines
      Cultural Center of the Philippines
      The Cultural Center of the Philippines is a government-owned and controlled corporation established to preserve, develop and promote arts and culture in the Philippines. The CCP was established through Executive Order No. 30 s. 1966 by President Ferdinand Marcos...

    • Hong Kong Cultural Centre
      Hong Kong Cultural Centre
      The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a multipurpose performance facility in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong. Located at Salisbury Road, it was founded by the former Urban Council and, after 2000, is administered by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong Government...

  • Oceania
    • Perth Cultural Centre
      Perth Cultural Centre
      The Perth Cultural Centre is an area of central Perth, Western Australia and the collective name for the buildings of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, Perth Gaol, Alexander Library, State Records Office, and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts .William Street,...

      , Perth, Australia
    • Queensland Cultural Centre
      Queensland Cultural Centre
      The Queensland Cultural Centre is a multi-venue centre located at South Bank, Brisbane, capital city of Queensland. It consists of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre , the Queensland Museum, the State Library of Queensland , the Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art...

      , Brisbane, Australia
    • Vanuatu Cultural Centre
      Vanuatu Cultural Centre
      The Vanuatu Cultural Centre , founded in 1959, is the national cultural centre of Vanuatu. It is located in Port Vila...

      , Port Vila, Vanuatu