There are numerous cultural associations active in the Jastrebarsko region. There are seven folklore associations that safeguard cultural, folklore, and artistic heritage of the local community and Croatia in general. They also work on preserving the tradition, customs, and the rich cultural heritage of the Jastrebarsko region, and on incorporating their activities into their legacy for future generations.
Apart from folk dance section, the associations also have tamburitza, singing, and theatre sections. They have appeared in numerous shows and have had great success in folklore festivals organized in Croatia and abroad. Folklore associations’ main premise is to raise and educate young people, develop their moral virtues, honesty, tolerance, and respect for themselves and others, and to shape young people, groups, and the society in general into a wholesome world of life and work. Other cultural associations include six wind orchestras that participate in festivals, events and happenings organized by firefighters wind orchestras locally, as well as all over the country and abroad. They have won numerous awards and recognitions.
There are 27 voluntary firefighting associations in Jastrebarsko.
Community cultural associations of Jastrebarsko are:
Jastrebarsko Town Theatre was established in January 1968. On January 17, 2009 the Theatre organized a gala ball to celebrated 40 years of activities.
Stjepan Preprotić, member of the Jastrebarsko Voluntary Firefighting Association, gave the first incentive in 1968 to establish the „Tomaš Mikloušći“ Theatre Group within the Jastrebarsko Academic Club. Nino Škrabe chose Šenoa’s ”Ljubica” for their first production, thus becoming the Theatre’s first and current manager and director… During the 44 years, the Theatre has had more than two thousand members. There are two sections in the theatre – Tomaš Mikoušić Troup (named after a prominent 18th century playwright and publisher born in Jastrebarsko) with adult members, and Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Troup that consists of elementary and high school students. The theatre has staged more than 40 different plays written by Croatian and foreign authors. They have performed around Croatia, as well as abroad. Their work has been awarded with numerous national, county, and town awards. The Theatre’s actors, directors, scenography, and costumes have won first prizes in various festivals. Jastrebarsko Town Theatre has always rewarded their devoted audience with joy, laughter, and theatre magic.
The Theatre has had various managers, presidents, treasurers, and secretaries. Since 2013, the positions have been held by Velimir Kokot (president), Mia Matasić (vice-president), Radmila Stanković (secretary), Ivana Kokot Radelja (secretary) and Nino Škrabe (artistic leader).
As a symbol and leader of the town’s cultural activities, the Jastrebarsko Town Theatre has been spreading word about the town and region around Croatia and Europe for many decades. We wish it to last ten times as long, stage twenty times more plays, afford everyone living with it and for it a million more happy moments and unforgettable experiences.
More about the Jastrebarsko Town Theatre at: http://www.gkj.hr/
KUD ’’Cvijet’’ (Cultural Artistic Association “Flower”) Cvetković
Mobile phone 00385 91 7901 710 Jadranka Smolčić
KUD (Cultural Artistic Association) Desinec
Mobile phone 00385 98 9219 928 Stjepan Puhar
Fax: 00385 1 6283 951
KUD (Cultural Artistic Association) Lipa, Slavetić
Mobile phone 00385 98 9208 861 Ružica Šelebaj
KUD (Cultural Artistic Association) ’’Okićka trešnja’’ Stankovo
Mobile phone 00385 99 4024 802 Nevenka Smetko
KUD (Cultural Artistic Association) Sveta Jana
Draga Svetojanska 60
10453 Gorica Svetojanska
Mobile phone 00385 98 9040 525 Nikola Ivčec
KUD (Cultural Artistic Association) of retirees Jastrebarsko
Mobile phone 00385 98 1756 135 Ivan Smolčić
Brass orchestra of the voluntary fire association Plešivica
Mobile phone 00385 98 9139 628 Valentina Jagunić
Brass orchestra of the voluntary fire association Stankovo
Mobile phone 00385 98 410 198 Ignac Smetko
Brass orchestra of the voluntary fire association Domagović
Mobile phone 00385 98 229 976 Miroslav Borković
Brass orchestra of the voluntary fire association Gornji Desinec
A. Starčevića 41,Gornji Desinec
Mobile phone 00385 98 1649 516 Mate Grbavac
Brass orchestra of the voluntary fire association Cvetković
Mobile phone 00385 91 6283 262 Mirko Batušić
Majorettes from Sveta Jana
Draga Svetojanska 60
10453 Gorica Svetojanska
Mobile phone 00385 98 1300 634 Silvana Godrijan
Tambura orchestra of the voluntary fire association Čabdin
Mobile phone 00385 98 9054 231 Martina Križančić
Parish Choir of Saint Nicholas
A. i D. Starčevića 8
Mobile phone 00385 91 5730 979 Ana Novosel
Vocal ensemble Gouriena
Donji Desinec 109
Mobile phone 00385 91 1702 658 Barbara Krčmar
Matrix of retirees of city Jastrebarsko
Mobile phone 00385 91 5355 739 Kata Lončar
Association singers original songs St. Jana
Mobile phone: 00385 98 9399 747