WHAT IS CICUS?

The Centre for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville has the mission of devising and developing cultural programs for the university community, and fostering among its members the personal creativity, the taste and appreciation of the arts and the development of a consistent and varied aesthetic education.

 

Technical advice on cultural matters to university centers, culture classrooms or other cultural centers in the city of Seville is part of the regular work of this service.

OBJECTIVE AND VISION

Objective of the Centre for Cultural Initiatives

- To organise cultural events of all kinds, from a perspective of complementarity with the rest of the cultural offer of our city, attending to the cultural and artistic manifestations not covered by other cultural agents that may be of the greatest interest to the general public and, especially, to the academic community of our Institution.

- To encourage artistic and cultural creation by members of the university community, supporting the University's Cultural Spaces and contributing to the spreading of this artistic and cultural creation.

- To contribute, through the spreading of our activities, to enhancing the image of the University of Seville, both outside and inside the academic community.

- To contribute, with our activities, to a better relationship between our University and the rest of the public and private institutions in our surroundings

 

Vision of the Centre for Cultural Initiatives (CICUS)

The CICUS aims to:

- Be a reference in cultural programming in our geographical and social environment, offering the public, and especially the University Community, the best cultural programming.

- Be the vehicle for the promotion and diffusion of the cultural activities and cultural curiosities of the members of the University Community.

- Offer the best image of our University to the general public, to all public and private institutions with which we interact and, especially, to the university community, contributing, through our activities, to the feeling of belonging to our institution of professors, students and staff, and to the better appreciation of our University by society as a whole

CICUS SPACE

CULTURAL DRIVING FORCE OF THE CITY

Nowadays, and within the modernisation strategies of the Spanish University, we have to conceive culture as an essential element to create, within the Campus, culturally integrated university life environments in the urban fabric, with high quality and high level services, which provide the immediate benefit of greater motivation and involvement of the student community. Only in this way will we have a truly attractive and competitive University, locally and globally in the International Framework. The new Cultural Centre in the building on Calle Madre de Dios allows us, in addition to consolidating the programmes already running in art, classical music, jazz, electronic music, flamenco, cinema, theatre, dance... to open up new opportunities, such as digital culture, which will define the University of Seville as the cultural driving force we are aiming for. With this building, CICUS gains a complete meaning. It is no longer an abstract entity, but much more, a CENTRE where cultural initiatives can be channelled, a place that generates culture for the university community in particular and society in general.

Welcome to our new headquarters!

A PLACE IN HISTORY

The Centre for Cultural Initiatives (CICUS) is housed in a building located in the historic center of Seville and has its origins in the former Convent of Madre de Dios. In 1868 it was the Free School of Medicine and depended on the Provincial Council. In 1917 it became the property of the University of Seville and served as the headquarters of the Polyclinic of the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Commerce, which, converted into the University School of Business, in 1968 moved to the Legal-Business campus.

It served as the headquarters of the Faculty of Labor Sciences until 2008, when the school moved to the Pirotecnia campus. The neoclassical building dates from the early 20th century (1902-1903) and was designed by the architect Arévalo Álvarez Millán. In 1964 it was renovated by Ruíz de Simanca, and later, in 1990, by Francisco Granero Martín. Thus, the occupation of the building by the CICUS in 2011 opens a new chapter in history, placing culture in a privileged place in the city.

ROOMS PLANS

GROUND FLOOR

PATIO

MDD ROOM

WORKSHOP CAFE

AUDITORIUM

GET TO KNOW THE CICUS ROOMS

PATIO

During the whole year, the Centre for Cultural Initiatives celebrates its events in the building's patio, a large space (22.7 x 17.75 m) with a capacity for 300 seats, a stage of up to 8 x 8 m and a projection screen of 8 x 5 m, which hosts the annual 21 Degrees program, with film screenings, theater and other performing arts, concerts and events of all kinds.

The patio has a complete lighting and sound installation, as well as digital video projectors and a 35 mm projector.

During the whole year, the patio also serves as a stage for several cultural events, such as contemporary dance performances, craft book markets, etc., as well as open-air performances and exhibitions.

CAFE

Located on the ground floor of our building, the CICUS cafeteria is open to our users and visitors during the following opening hours:

 

Monday to Friday

from 08.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 9 p.m

AUDITORIUM

The Centre for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville has a modern auditorium with 105 fixed seats (expandable, depending on the characteristics of the show, with up to 30 additional seats). Traducción: Claudia Márquez Mescua y Hannah Mayor Quintana Its stage has a depth of 4.77 m, which enables large-scale productions for the dimensions of the hall. It is fully equipped with sound and lighting equipment, and includes a 35 mm film projector and digital projector, as well as dressing rooms for the artists

The Auditorium hosts theatrical performances, concerts and film projections throughout the whole year, as well as presentations, congresses and events of all kinds.

AUDITORIUM OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Our School of Engineering has a magnificent 652-seats auditorium (plus boxes) managed by the School of Engineering itself, with full lighting and sound as well as live recording/broadcasting equipments.

The Auditorium of the Higher Technical School of Engineering is the headquarters of our Joint Symphony Orchestra of the University of Seville OSC, where it has been holding its concert season since 2011/2012. It is the venue for the Opening Concert of the academic year, as well as for school concerts and general rehearsals open to the public of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville.

EXHIBITIONS ROOMS

During the whole year, the Centre for Cultural Initiatives celebrates its events in the building's patio, a large space (22.7 x 17.75 m) with a capacity for 300 seats, a stage of up to 8 x 8 m and a projection screen of 8 x 5 m, which hosts the annual 21 Degrees program, with film screenings, theater and other performing arts, concerts and events of all kinds.

The patio has a complete lighting and sound installation, as well as digital video projectors and a 35 mm projector.

During the whole year, the patio also serves as a stage for several cultural events, such as contemporary dance performances, craft book markets, etc., as well as open-air performances and exhibitions.

MDD ROOM

EP1 ROOM

CASAJÚS ROOM

NUESTRO EQUIPO

LEADERSHIP

Edificio MDD c/ Madre de Dios 1 –  Edificio Rectorado c/San Fernando 4

Director general de cultura y patrimonio

Prof. Luis Méndez Rodríguez

Director of the Heritage Secretariat

Prof. Luis Martínez Montiel

Secretary of the Director

Juan Moreno Pozo

Tel: 954 55 10 06

Email: jpozo@us.es

Jefe de servicio CICUS

José Antonio Fernández Cruz

Tel. 954 55 74 71

Email: jserviciocicus@us.es

Jefa de servicio PATRIMONIO

Carmen Santiago Machuca

Tel.: 954 55 74 73

Email: jserviciopatrimonio@us.es

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES TECHNICIANS

Edificio MDD c/ Madre de Dios 1 –  Edificio Rectorado c/San Fernando 4

Cultural activities technicians

Domingo González Lavado

Tel: 955 42 01 65

E-mail: cicus12@us.es

Cultural activities technicians

Antonio Torres Barranco

Tel: 955 42 01 66

Email: cicus4@us.es

Cultural activities technicians

Beatriz María Molinero Díez

Tel: 955 42 01 63

E-mail: bmolinero@us.es

Cultural activities technicians

Sonia López Truyo

Tel: 955 42 01 62

E-mail: cicus5@us.es

Cultural activities technicians

Diego Marín Martín

Tel: 955 42 01 61

E-mail: cicus1@us.es

Cultural activities technicians

Juan Diego Martín Cabeza

Tel: 954 55 74 78

E-mail: patrimonio1@us.es

TÉCNICOS DE PATRIMONIO

 Edificio Rectorado c/San Fernando 4

TECNICO DE pATRIMONIO

Juan Diego Martín Cabeza

Tel: 955 42 01 63

E-mail: patrimonio1@us.es

TÉCNICO DE PATRIMONIO

José Pozo Canales

Tel: 955 42 01 63

E-mail: patrimonio2@us.es

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

Edificio Rectorado c/ San Fernando 4

ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT

Antonio Gómez Martín

Tel: 954 55 62 98 Email: geconomicacicus1@us.es
ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT

Pilar Díaz Mancha

Tel: 954 55 62 98 Email: geconomicacicus2@us.es
Administrative

Rosario Voltes Gálvez

Tel: 954 55 74 72 Email: administracioncicus1@us.es
Administrative

Concepción López González

Tel: 954 55 59 65 Email: administracioncicus2@us.es
Administrative

Pilar Millán Márquez

Tel: 954 55 59 65 Email: administracioncicusS3@us.es
Administrative

José manuel Álvarez Orozco

Tel: 954 55 10 48 Email: administracioncicus4@us.es
Administrative

María José Castilla de Cote

Tel: 954 55 59 65

CONCIERGE AND IT STAFF

Edificio MDD c/ Madre de Dios 1

SERVICE COORDINATOR

María José García Aguilar

Tel: 955 42 01 55/56

Email: cicusconserjeria1@us.es

CONCIERGE IN THE MORNINGS

Lucía Misa Morales

Tel: 955 42 01 55/56

CONCIERGE IN THE AFTERNOON

José Antonio Mangas Castander

Tel: 955 42 01 55/56

CONCIERGE IN THE AFTERNOON

Lucía Seco Miguez

Tel: 955 42 01 55/56

Email: lseco@us.es

TÉCNICO INFORMÁTICO

Enrique Almisas Salas

E-mail: ealmisas@us.es