Our association builds bridges between people and cultures.

With engagement we are promoting cultural exchange between the countries of Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. On our homepage you will find useful information on all countries in the regions.

Visit us at one of our varied events in Vienna – lectures on the countries themselves, concerts, exhibitions with handicrafts and more.

You can find the dates here: Events / Activities 2020

Charity Half Marathon

Run with us online on November 1st!

Samarkand Half Marathon is an annual charity run organized by the Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the Ministry of Culture and the State Committee for Tourism Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as Khokimiyat of Samarkand region. Organizing a charity race helps to solve the problems of attracting public attention to the problem of inclusivity in cultural and art objects, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and developing sports tourism in Uzbekistan. This year’s organizers will focus on the opportunities of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the problem of access to people with special needs to cultural and art objects.

All detailled informationen on the Website of the Embassy of Uzbeksitan in Austria: http://www.usbekistan.at/en/news/run-us-online-november-1st

Registration: www.samarkandhalfmarathon.uz

Audio samples of the new album “Meni Mana” – “Wait for me” by our musician friends from the ALASH ensemble from Tuwa you can find here. You can experience ALASH live in Austria again next April. Information on this under Events / Activities.

Here is another little foretaste of our events:

Shirin Zhalilova from Uzbekistan in the Sargfabrik cultural center in Vienna.

Current information COVID-19

We used the compulsory break at the events for content work and the further development of our website. But despite the difficult framework conditions, we are planning events again in autumn / winter. What will be possible depends primarily on the Corona situation.

Of course we hope for normalization soon and look forward to welcoming artists from Central Asia and the Caucasus to Vienna again.