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Croatian Cultural Club in Zagreb
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  01/5/2009 | Events , Culture And Arts , Awards | Unrated
Prestigious award established by Croatian Cultural Club and INA


Šime Šimatović, founder of the Croatian Cultural Club in 1990.



 
Hrvatski kulturni klub

Temeljna svrha djelovanja Hrvatskoga kulturnog kluba je njegovanje hrvatske kulture i njezine povezanosti sa svijetom. Klub potiče i ostvaruje programe hrvatskog kulturnog stvaralaštva organiziranjem tribina, promocija, koncerata, izložaba i savjetovanja.

Prostorije Kluba nalaze se u Muzeju za umjetnost i obrt u Zagrebu, koji predstavlja najvrjedniju riznicu naše kulturne povijesti, što je svakako velik privilegij za Klub, jer svojim autoritetom, sadržajem i prostorima Muzej pruža mogućnosti za svestranije djelovanje.

Tijekom Domovinskog rata Hrvatski je kulturni klub sudjelovao u svekolikoj pomoći prognanim i izbjeglim, njihovim udruženjima i društvima. Članstvo kluba bilo je uključeno u brojne domoljubne akcije, pa su se, kao i kod svih ostalih naših kulturnih ustanova, sve intelektualne snage i materijalne mogućnosti stavljale u službu najviše vrijednosti - domovine.

Posebnu pozornost u svom radu Hrvatski kulturni klub poklanja hrvatskim prijateljima u svijetu, poglavito nastojanjem da ih bude što više kako bi svojim znanstvenim, stručnim i kulturno - umjetničkim potencijalim pridonijeli promicanju hrvatske kulture u svijetu, ali i zbližavanju našeg naroda s drugim narodima i njihovim kulturama.

Slijedom toga rodila se tijekom 1994. godine ideja o Nagradi INA-e za promicanje hrvatske kulture u svijetu, koja je jedan od oblika sadašnjeg djelovanja Hrvatskog kulturnog kluba.

Klub je osnovao Šime Šimatović, poznati hrvatski filmski snimatelj.

 
Croatian Cultural Club

The principal role of the Club is the advancement of Croatian culture at home and internationally. The Club provides incentives and works on implementation of various programmes related to creation of works of arts, organises lectures, recitals, exhibitions and conferences.

Club's offices are situated in the building of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb that contains the richest tresury of Croatian cultural heritage, and was considered to be a great privilege. Moreover, with its activities and reputation, the Museum offers greater opportunities for the realisation of Cultural Club's programmes.

During the Homeland war the Croatian Cultural Club participated in various support programmes to displaced persons and refugees and in their associations and trusts. Members of the Club were involved in numerous activities aimed at promotion of patriotic ideas.

The Croatian Cultural Club is paying particular attention to Croatia's friends in other countries, trying to ensure support and promotion of their scientific, cultural and artistic work that contributes to dissemination of Croatian culture.

The idea about INA prize  appeared in 1994 in line with the above objectives and it has since become one area of activity of the Croatian Cultural Club.

The Club has been founded by Šime Šimatović, a well known Croatian film maker.



Lipik 2008, solemn concert in the Catholic church of Sv. Franjo Asiški on the occasion of donation of pianino to the Primary School of Lipik, for music education of children. On the photo are The Zagreb Opera Soloists: Miljanka Grđan, Marijana Šokčević, Nikša Radovanović, Alen Ruško and Ivica Trubić. The concert ended with spectacular air "U boj!" from the opera Nikola Šubić Zrinski by Ivan Zajc.


Prof. Mira Flies-Šimatović playing pianino.




Numerous attentive listeners, young and old, at the concert in Lipik.


Rev. Ivan Bošnjak during the concert in the church of Sv. Franjo Asiški in Lipik where he serves.


Šime Šimatović addressing to the audience in the name of the Croatian Cultural Club, which donated the pianino to the Primary School of Lipik. Photos from the concert courtesy of Ivan Pušćenik, Lipik.


Renewed Catholic church of Sv. Franjo Asiški  in Lipik, totally destroyed in 1991
during the Serbain agression on Croatia:


 
Pianinos donated by Croatian Culture Club

Thirty two pianinos for various Croatian churches that suffered during the Homeland war have been donated by the Croatian Cultural Club to various smaller towns and villages in Croatia, as a rule those that suffered during the 1990 aggression on Croatia. Among them are Gračac, Ilok, Brinj, Kosinj, Petrinja, Sunja, Kijevo, Škabrnja, Benkovac, Lovinac, Lički Osik, Korenica, Slunj,  Vojnić, Pridraga, Ružići (BiH), Udbina, Moravice, Drniš, Knin, Orahovica, Topusko, Vrbosko, Drežnica, Tounj, Tovarnik, Krašić and Lipik. The first pianino was donated in 1998.

The ceremony of donation of pianino to the rebuilt Catholic church of sv. Franjo Asiški in Lipik in October 2008 was accompanied with a nice concert of The Zagreb Opera Soloists. The church was totally destroyed in 1991, see the above photo.


 
The INA Award

The INA Award For Advancement of Croatian Culture in the world has been proposed by Croatian Cultural Club, and established in cooperation with INA.

The award consists of written diploma, the sculpture and cash money of 50,000 kn (Croatian kuna). It is awarded to individuals for their work and contribution in the area of culture advancment or for the organisation of cultural events.

The Award Committe has six members, three appointed by the Club, and three by INA. It appoints the jury consisting of seven members who must be distinguished individuals from various fields of art and culture. The award procedure is initiated by the Award Committee by publishing an invitation to submit proposals for the award.

Nominees for annual prize award are proposed by individuals, institutions, trusts or associations, or other legal entities. The proposal must be explained and justified in writing and must be supported by relevant documentation. Proposals submitted by 30th April are accepted towards that year's for the work achieved in the previous year.

The award is given on 30 May which is the Croatian national holiday, celebration of Croatia's Independence Day. The award is given by the managing director of INA during the celebration that is organised on the premises of the Croatian Cultural Club.

Croatian Cultural Club, Zagreb
INA Oil Industry, Zagreb




Winners of the INA Award

Prof.Dr. Charles Béné, 1994

Dr. Ivo Sanader and Dr. Ante Stamać, 1995

Prof.Dr. Branko Franolić, 1996

Prof.Dr. Vladimir Maleković, 1997

Prof.Dr. Radoslav Katičić, 1998

Prof. Lady Jadranka Njerš Beresford-Peirse, 1999

Dr. Elisabeth von Erdmann-Pandžić, 2000

Prof. Dušan Karpatsky, 2001

Dr. Istvan Lokos, 2002

Dr. Jan Jankovič, 2003

Dr. Viktor Žmegač, 2004

University of Navarra, 2005

Enesemble LADO, 2006

Prof.Dr. Mirjana Sanader, 2007


Many thanks to Mrs. Vesna Bućan, secretary of the Croatian Cultural Club, for her kind help.
Contact: tel/fax +385 1 4826 915.

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