The Centre is an art research institution. It has three divisions: scholarly-research, culturologic, and artistic-theatrical research laboratories.
- 1994 - created by decree of the Minister’s Cabinet of Ukraine.
- 1996 saw the beginning of its work, subordinated to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
- In 2003, the Center its received stationary premises where it has been situated until now.
- In 2007, the Center organized the Les Kurbas Anniversary event in Ukraine and was granted the status of being a “National institution” by the President of Ukraine.
The director of the Center is prof. dr Nelli Kornienko. Among the most important personnel are:
prof. dr Ganna Vesolovska, dr Olena Levchenko, dr Iryna Volytska, dr Olga Ostroverkh, manager Olexandr Chaika, set-designer Volodomyr Karashevskyi, playwrite Neda Nezhdana, actress Hanna Aleksandrovych, actress Lidia Danylchuk, actor Oleh Drach, actress Halyna Stefanova .
Main effort is given to the generation of ideas, the development of young talents and new methods and methodologies, and experimentation in the broadest of artistic realms (it is impossible to do theatre research today outside of a unified artistic context).
The Centre aims to provoke experimentation and to create globally-constructive models for theatre as a foundation onto where one can develop the national spiritual environment, featuring a new Language.
The thought of a new Ukraine with its culturology and art research, is envisioned to provide reintegration into the European and world relations from which they have been separated for well-known historical reasons.