DEPO2015 is a vibrant space where culture meets design and entrepreneurial spirit. We're supporting creative people with the dreams and with the pasion to make it real. Coworking-Makerspace-Incubator


Historical/cultural heritage area
Funding: publicly-funded, User fees, services
Business-model: arm's-length municipality organisation
Community size: 51-100


Presslova 14
30100 Plzen
Czech Republic

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The DEPO2015 Creative Zone is a sustainable outcome of the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project. At the former bus depot 4000m2, you can find variety functions open to public:

  • open workshops together called Makerspace (Fablab, blacksmithing, screenprinting, wooden, sewing, prototyping workshops)
  • Coworking space with the meeting rooms and coffeecorner, ateliers, offices and studio
  • glass transport containers offered as a showrooms
  • regular events for creative comunity and trainee program Creative incubator
  • interactive exhibitions  hall, a designshop, a community garden, a space for artistic residencies and a hall for bigger shows, gigs, conferences and theatre.

The main target group are professionals and non-professional enthusiasts from creative industries. Together we create, we make, we exhibit and we sell – all in one place! We also organize a Czech-Bavarian festival called Treffpunkt in Pilsen and in Regensburg, the BLIK BLIK festival of light, Street Food Markets and the Weeks of Baroque in West Bohemia. We host many big festivals and events.

Our vision is to be place where people work, get educated, learn a craft, meet their business targets and at the same time enjoy art, concerts, lectures, exhibitions and gastronomy, simply a cultural environment. The common denominator in everything we do is openness, creativity and innovation. The DEPO2015 represents the Pilsen metropolis in the filed of creative industries in the Czech Republic, Bavaria and other European countries. Our mission is to fulfil elementary aspects connected with the European Capital of Culture title and its sustainability, i.e. strengthening the European dimension and engaging and mobilizing citizens. European collaboration is very important for us and that is why we integrate in European networks and support cooperation with European Capitals of Culture, universities and similar creative centres. We try to fill empty spaces in the cultural and social offer in Pilsen and the Pilsen Region. The principles we follow include openness, open sources, sharing of ideas and thoughts and collaboration instead of competition.