Established in 1994 and relocated to new premises in 2001, Ptuj Centre for Cultural Activities (CID Ptuj) is a public institution which serves as an info point, offers computers with internet access, and organises a range of youth club activities (concerts, lectures, meetings, literary evenings, exhibitions) and other projects.
In addition to actively developing programmes for creative use of free time for children and young people, the centre also provides information and counselling work, arranges youth mobility activities, as well as leads various non-formal and informal education and voluntary programmes throughout the whole Lower Podravje region. It also hosts international volunteers through the European Voluntary Service programme and are also part of Erasmus+ network.
Since 2012 they also run Jazz concert series Jazz v CIDu (Jazz in CID) which offers jazz concerts and music workshops for younger musicians. In cooperation with the Karol Pahor Music School in Ptuj and with support of many local musicians, they have managed to establish a recognizable and vibrant local music scene in recent years.
The centre manages the Ptuj City Cinema which is part of the Slovenian Art Cinema Association and also Europe Cinemas network and is located at a separate location in the city center. CID Ptuj is also participating in Resonance Cinema – Cultural Hub for Curious Mind project which was launched by the European Commission. The aim of the project is creating cultural hubs around four main cinema theatres in Central and Eastern Europe: Cinema House, Sofia/Bulgaria; TISZApART Mozi, Szonok/Hungary; Centre for free time activities Ptuj/Slovenia; Cinema Urania, Osijek/Croatia.