The paper discusses the results of the empirical research covering 17 of Zielona Góra's cultural institutions run in the spring of 2007 with a structural interview method. The research revealed the following features of Zielona Góra's cultural institutions: - the institutions of multidiscipline profile dominate; -·the leading disciplines are characterised by continuity and the additional ones by change'; - all of the institutions have a multifunctional character but a varied scope of continuity and change in the implemented functions. The greater dynamics were observed in the group of additional functions; - the list of institutions supervised by the local district and municipal authorities is supplemented by privately managed institutions or institutions run by foundations; - the greatest variety of culture disciplines and social functions included in the institutions' programme profile is represented by the museum, the Zielona Góra Culture Centre, the Regional Centre for Culture Animation, the Zielona Góra University of the Third Age; - the institutions revealing an unidirectional character are: the philharmonic, the Pro Arte Gallery, the Dance School 'Gracja', and two clubs: 'U Ojca' and 'Kawon'. The cultural offer of Zielona Góra's institutions is diversified in terms of the disciplines, topics and audience. The social functions that are implemented break the stereotype of cultural life commercialization.
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