jednatelka společnosti AKORD & POKLAD, s.r.o.
a ředitelka Kulturního zařízení Ostrava-Jih, p.o.
The Akord House of Culture
Had, Has, and Always Will Have Its Own Magic and Soul
In 2019 the Cultural and Social Centre Akord celebrates 60th anniversary. For all those years it has
been presenting the most populous district of Ostrava with culture and entertainment and more.
We discussed that and more with Mgr. Darina Daňková, Factor of AKORD & POKLAD, s.r.o., whose
managerial skills were awarded a significant regional prize.
The Akord is celebrating its 60th birthday
this year. What can you offer the business
Akord has gone through many changes
over the last couple of years. It is no longer
just a “House of Culture”. The building’s
reconstruction and an incredible creative
team have turned it into a modern cultural,
congressional and educational center for the
Ostrava metropole. Other than performances
and concerts of famous artists, we also create
our own programs. We work as an event
agency, and so can draft a custom event for
our clients from A to Z. We are a popular
place for hosting balls, congresses, seminars
and Christmas parties. Due to the fact that
we have our own restaurant and hotel, we
can provide complex services in the scope
of a single facility.
It might not be so visible at first sight, but
Akord contains three halls, seven lounges,
three classrooms, three exercise halls, and
a restaurant, hotel, summer garden, and
a technical center. Each client can therefore
find exactly the type of environment needed
for their event.
Akord’s first book publication was released
this year, and you took part in its creation.
Can you tell us about it?
It is called “The Akord House of Culture--60
years of culture and arts”. The first part
is dedicated to the architecture and
development of not only Akord’s building,
but also the square and housing around
it, which were created and refined by the
planners from the Jiří Kroha atelier. The
second part concerns itself with local cultural
events over the last sixty years. It also includes
stories from people that witnessed different
phases of Akord. I carried out very interesting
interviews with them. Akord had, has, and
always will have its own magic and soul.
You received second place in the prestigious
Lady Business of the Moraviansilesian
region competition this year. What does
this mean to you?
It is a great honor for me, personally, but
it also comes as praise for our entire team.
I view it as an acknowledgement of my
work for Ostrava over the years, as well
as a commitment for further work.
How would you describe your role
I am an innovator, creator, and courier
of change and vision. These aspects
manifest themselves in all areas of my
management work. Right from the start,
my goal was to create a strong and solid
cultural institution. This meant putting
together a team of people that are
creative, independent, competent and
have an interest in sharing their ideas for
the expansion of Akord. An overwhelming
majority of my colleagues put their heart
into what they do and work with lots
of passion, regardless of how rigorous it
might be. The status quo does not apply
to us. Key coworkers know it is their
job to come up with new projects and
procedures. They know I am hard to please,
yet Akord still radiates a friendly and open
atmosphere. People working with us are
happy, and their main motivation is not
money, and that is important.
Thank you for the interview.
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