Tatra Gallery Poprad is established and organizes its activities within the wider area of the historical Spiš county in Prešov self-governing region and its districts Poprad, Kežmarok, Stará Ľubovňa, Levoča. The region is a place in which various ethnicities, nations and nationalities had lived in mutual agreement. It was changed during the Second World War when many people from among the Jews and Roma of the region were deported to the concentration camps. Recently, the number of the Roma population in the region is increasing which causes the growth of extremism, racism and xenophobia especially among the young generation. Spiš region, which is most populated by this minority, is geographically disadvantaged by its localization in the northeast of Slovakia and it is there where we intend to realize most of our project activities...

Project objectives




Social justice, equal opportunity, access to education and respect for language, cultural and human dignity

We intend to exploit the opportunity for the artists to interact with genius loci of the place marked by trauma of the Holocaust through their site-specific projects during all events. We believe that the artists will be responsive enough to create a productive tension between past and present.

Thanks for the support

The ART & HOLOCAUST benefits from a 98 600€ grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway trough the EEA grants. The project has been co-financed from the State budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 17 400€ and the Prešov self-governing region in the amount of €6,100. The aim of the project is to commemorate, educate and affect senses of the young generation and of the general public through the various artistic events, educative lectures, film projections and also by direct engaging of the students and young people in the creative action.