Harald Binder Cultural Enterprises

Harald Binder Cultural Enterprises® (HBCE) commits itself to strengthening sustainable development in the fields of culture and education in Ukraine. It supports initiatives that promise to enhance Ukraine’s international standing and competitiveness in culture and education. The company does not pursue commercial aims.


As a founder of the “Jam Factory Art Center”, HBCE is creating a unique space in the periphery of the UNESCO heritage city of Lviv, Ukraine, which aims to bring together music, performance, media and visual arts as well as educational practices.


All our activities build on the conviction that transformative processes can only be successful if change happens not only on state and govenrment levels, but also in those core spheres that shape the development of society long-term – culture and education.

Harald Binder

Harald Binder is a Swiss-born cultural entrepreneur based in Vienna. For more than 20 years he has been active in Ukraine. With his professional background as a historian of politics and society in East Central Europe (PhD in Berne, Switzerland) he founded the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in 2004 in Lviv. “The Center” has become a major force in the academic and cultural spheres in Ukraine.

For this achievement Harald Binder received the Ukrainian Order “For Merits” in 2009. In 2015 he launched his new initiative, the “Jam Factory Art Center”, which is due to open in Lviv in 2022.