BYC lab is the oldest programme and the basis of work of the Benčić Youth Council. It is intended for 8 – 13-year-olds. It is held once a month as a whole-day or two-day weekend workshop. The programme provides opportunities for introducing the children to various forms of art, include them into the work of cultural institutions, but also raise awareness about the history of their city, strengthen their sense of belonging, care for the past and offer a basis for considering the future of the city.


Sudionika u VMB Lab-u


Održanih VMB Lab radionica


Kreativnih radova stvorenih u VMB Lab-u

BYC Lab workshops are a place for research and experimenting for the children and their educators. The programmes are never repeated, only new ones are created or the existing ones are continued and developed. Each month is dedicated to a new topic (artistic expression, current event in the cultural life of the city…), on the basis of which we cooperate with certain institutions, organizations and/or professional associates relevant for the selected topic.

The Benčić Youth Council leaders, in cooperation with selected associates, jointly design the programme and the activities, taking care that the methods and principles of work of the Benčić Youth Council are included and harmonized.

Whenever possible, the workshops are held on site, in authentic surroundings, to enable a meaningful connection with the children’s lives and their social and cultural surroundings.

The workshops are based on an individual approach, research and learning from experience, engagement in the community and partner relations. Freedom of thinking and acting, the sense of creativity and initiative, imagination, social and moral values, emotional intelligence, the ability of critical thinking, sense of independence and active participation in the democratic society are cherished and developed through all the workshops.

Upcoming BYC Lab

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Pushing Forward (15th – 16th Nov 2019)

Festival Design Lab (19th – 20th October 2019)

Va Takalah (21st – 22nd Sept 2019)

Festival Design Lab 3 (7th – 8th Sept 2019)

Festival Design Lab 2 (8th – 10th July 2019)

Festival Design Lab – Introduction (8th – 9th June 2019)

Punch Needle Tapestry (March 30th – 31st 2019)

Recycling With Imagine Plastic (March 15th 2019)

Siscia Obscura (Dec 16th 2018)

Restoration Workshop ( Dec 1st – 2nd 2018)

Kazališni lu(t)kavac (Nov 3rd and 14th 2018)

Ceramics Workshop (Sept 29th – 30th 2018)

Summer School “City Printing” (July 9th – 13th 2018)

Kreativno Oko @ Castle Frankopan (May 19th – 20th 2018)

The Trail of Wool (April 28th 2018)

Hands are Made for Creating (March 17th and 18th 2018)

Zin Zin (December 28th – 29th 2017)

Everyday Permaculture (October 28th 2017)

Be Creative – Be Yourself (September 17th 2017)

Summer School BYC+PARK|I|G|RALIŠTE (July 3rd – 8th 2017)

My Theatre (June 16th – 17th 2017)

Land Art on the Beach (May 6th, 13th, 14th)

Read This! (April 15th 2017)

Visit to ArtMašina (Feb 19th 2017)

Creative Communication (February 25th 2017)

Take me to the market

Creative Solidarity Workshop 1 (October 10th 2016)

(Re)creation of Križanićeva (October 28th – 29th 2016)

Intercultural Dialogue III (October 1st 2016)

Introduction to Jurnalism (September 16th-17th 2016)

Summer School “A Place for Me – A Place for Us” (July 11th-15th 2016)

Sound Factory (May 28th – 29th 2016)

Creative Dancing (May 14th 2016)

Belt It Out! (May 7th – 8th 2016)

Market – The Belly of the City (March 19th 2016)

Creative Communication (February 28th, 2016)

Music Month – VJ Starter (28.-29.11.2015)

Music Month – Jazz (08.11.2015)

Intercultural Dialogue Month – Circus (24.-25.10.2015)

Intercultural Dialogue Month – Introduction (17.-18.10.2015)

“Summer School – Art Colony” (20.-24.07.2015)

“Children’s Summer Nights” (06.-07.07.2015)

“Storied Past” (30.-31.05.2015)

Film “I am who I am and that’s that” (29.03.2015)

“Pen in Hand!” (25.-26.03.2015)

„New Carnival“ (21.–22. 3. 2015.)

“Waiting Room” (07.02.2015)

“I – the Curator“ (20.12.2014)

„Behind the Scenes“ (22.-23.11.2014)

“Leave Your Trace” (18.-19.10.2014)

Workshop “Galeb” (20.-21.09.2014)

Summer School “By Railway…” (21.-25.07.2014)