Łódź Art Center is the center of art and culture located in a historic post-industrial complex. It has been operating since 2005. Unique surroundings of old factory halls encourage all kinds of artistic projects, especially festivals: Łódź Design, Łódź Biennale and Fotofestiwal. Apart from periodical events, Łódź Art Center stages individual exhibitions, and organises conferences and educational workshops. Moreover, the centre develops artistic and promotional projects in cooperation with other cultural institutions from Łódź and other Polish cities. In 2007, Łódź Art Center initiated efforts to win the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016 for Łódź. Łódź Art Center has been created by a group of young and dynamic culture animators, promotion experts and curators, who join their forces to establish the image of Łódź as a modern and culture-friendly place.