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Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic announces and organizes the Prague Quadrennial since its first edition in 1967.  The Ministry of Culture appoints the Arts Institute - Theatre Institute as Organizer of the PQ and also the PQ Council. 


approves the fundamental documents of the PQ (Concept, Statute), supervises the running of the PQ preparations, and addresses itself to the basic concerns of the organization and content of the PQ.

Members of the PQ Council , appointed by the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic:

Mgr. Michal Beneš, Dpt. UNESCO, Ministry of Culture

doc. RNDr. Anna Putnová, Ph.D., MBA, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic

PhDr. Ondřej Černý, Director of the National Theatre

doc. Mgr. Jan Hančil, Dean of the Theatre Faculty, the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague

PhDr. Ing. Pavel Liška, President of  Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague

JUDr. František Mikeš, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Chairman of the PQ Counciling

Ing. Tomáš Pernický, Director of the Department for Culture, Communication & Promotion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ing. Pavla Petrová, Director of the Institute of Arts -  Theatre Institute and Director of the PQ

Michael W. Pospíšil, General Director of the Czech Centres

Marta  Smolíková, Director of  ProCulture c/o, Otevřená společnost o.p.s.

doc. MgA. Zbyněk Srba, PhD., Dean of the Theatre Faculty, the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno

prom. hist. Jiří Ševčík, CSc., Academy of Fine Arts in Prague

Miroslav Tajč, Deputy Director of the National Gallery in Prague

MgA. Radek Zdráhal, Deputy Minister for Arts and Libraries, Ministry of Culture

PhDr. Petr Hnízdo, Foreign Relations Department, UNESCO and Conceptions, Ministry of Culture

Jiří Koutský, Councillor, Municipality Prague 7