The Kylián Fund Prague

The Kylián Fund Prague was founded with the support of the 
Netherlands-based Kylián Foundation, as an independent Czech 
organization with an international presence. The endowment 
fund is built upon the legacy of Jiří Kylián as a follow-up to the 
Kylián Dance Centre and Library in Prague. It is independent of 
state institutions, obtaining funds instead from private sources – 
which are then directed towards the development of contemporary 
dance and related fields.

The Kylián Fund Prague encourages and participates in the 
creation of new dance and dance-related projects; connects 
professionals and the public and facilitates the exchange of 
ideas and the putting of these ideas into practice; promotes 
dance education, dissemination, and development.

The main goals of the Kylián Fund Prague are based on three 
equal pillars:

PRODUCTION SUPPORT – support of selected contemporary 
dance projects, of the emergence of new dance films, of the 
installation of visuals in public spaces, and of the search for 
other media paths for dance, movement, and dynamics in space.

ARCHIVING AND DISTRIBUTION – management and development 
of the Kylián Dance Archive in Prague and its online accessibility; 
archiving and distribution of available materials.

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT – cooperation with partners 
dedicated to dance education and related fields; promoting 
the exchange of experiences among students, lecturers and 
mentors; scholarships and workshops.

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