As part of its mission to promote Czech arts abroad, the Arts and Theatre Institute published a series of guides to Czech dance, theatre, music, literature and contemporary art. Each guide offers a brief historical background to its given field, information on current projects, portraits of top artists, important figures and arts bodies in the field, an extensive up-to-date directory of artists, institutions, schools, organisations and companies and other useful information on the current Czech arts scene.

In each guide you’ll find:

  • a short history of the field
  • information on current events and highlights
  • a directory of people, institutions, schools, organisations, and artistic bodies
  • events and festivals
  • awards
  • additional useful information and links

Czech Dance Guide
Jana Návratová (editor)
The Czech Dance Guide presents profiles of Czech dance companies, personalities, venues, schools and other subjects who operate in the field of contemporary and classical dance. The publication also contains a short historical overview of Czech professional dance.

Czech Theatre Guide
Martina Černá (editor)
This English-language guide to the Czech theatre is a handbook that provides clear and easy orientation in the goings on in Czech theatre. The publication is divided into two parts. The introductory texts offer a brief excursion into the contexts of individual areas of theatre life (funding, the theatre network, festivals, historical context, etc.), the second part contains a directory of Czech theatres, theatre organisations, festivals, venues, schools, periodicals and publishers. The publication is intended for both professionals and lay people with an interest in Czech theatre.

Czech Music Guide
Lenka Dohnalová (editor)
The Czech Music Guide presents an up-to-date panorama of Czech music life with a short historical overview for everyone with an interest, whether layperson or professional, in understanding Czech music culture and its milieu. Contents: About the Czech Republic, A Short History of Music, Contemporary Music Life, Current Culture Policy, Music Institutions, The Music Education System, Archives, Science and Research Centres, Journals, Information Centres, Regional Panorama, Links.

Czech Literature Guide
Viktor Debnár (editor)
The Czech Literature Guide presents a panorama of the contemporary life of Czech literature with a short historical overview. It is designed for anyone with an interest, whether layperson or professional, in Czech literary culture and its milieu.

Czech Contemporary Art Guide 
Lucie Ševčíková, Eva Žáková (eds.)

Printed versions of the guides can be purchased from the e-shop of the Arts and Theatre Institute

Electronic versions of the guides can be downloaded here:

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