Participating organizations on the preparation of this report:
Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic
National Cultural Centre
Slovak Union of Visual Arts (CSO)
Union of Slovak Television Producers (CSO)
Main objectives and priorities in respect of the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Slovak Republic.
The government of the Slovak Republic approved a proposal to update the Project for the systematic restoration of the audiovisual heritage of the Slovak Republic for the years 2016– 2018 on 13 January 2016. The main objective of this project is to protect and gradually restore Slovakia’s audiovisual heritage and subsequently to make it accessible for the public.
Act No 138/2017 on the Fund for the Promotion of the Culture of National Minorities entered force on 1 July 2017. It included provisions amending the Act on the Audiovisual Fund that responded to several shortcomings identified during the act’s application in practice and also the need to stabilise the contribution from the state budget intended to support audiovisual culture and its future development in the Slovak Republic. On 1 January 2020, there entered into force Act No 304/2019 whose aim is to increase competitiveness in the support system for the audiovisual industries in Slovakia and accelerate the economic stimulus for private investments in the audiovisual sector with a significant impact on the development of the economic environment concerned.
Digital Audiovision/ Access to digitisation – This was a national project implemented by the Slovak Film Institute with Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) as a project partner between 2011 and 2015 as part of the Operational Programme Informatisation of Society, Priority Axis 2: Development and renewal of the national infrastructure of repository institutions.
Integration of culture into sustainable development policy:
Creation of a new communications instrument – the Forum for the Cultural and Creative Industries. The aim of the measure is to create an efficient communication channel between public and private sector actors in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). The new platform will make it possible to maintain up-to-date maps of the needs of individual CCI sectors to facilitate adoption of the necessary measures.
Support for the preparation of regional policies on the cultural and creative industries through specialised educational activities.
Key educational activities have been designed for policymakers in territorial self-government to help them acquire the skills and knowledge needed to draft strategic documents specifically focussing on regional and local CCI development.
Blueprint for the sustainable development of intangible cultural heritage and traditional folk culture in the period 2020–2025. The document was produced in response to the need for policy on the national level to reflect the Operational Directives and related documents on the application of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Priorities of civil society organisations for the future implementation of the Convention:
Amongst the key indicators are measures to support artistic freedom including the right to the support, distribution and remuneration of artistic activities, the right to the protection of artists’ social and economic rights and the right to participation in cultural life.
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Slovak Union of Visual Arts
Goal 1 - Support Sustainable Systems of Governance for Culture
Cultural and Creative Sectors
|Table 2a Gross domestic product in the CCI sector in 2012–2017 (EUR million)|
|Area of culture (sector)||GDP|
|A1 Cultural heritage||75,962||80,363||79,684||90,195||105,674||104,394|
|A2 Periodicals and non-periodical publications||149,457||100,246||130,643||132,323||116,373||120,483|
|A3 Visual arts and crafts||33,545||40,852||32,97||36,809||42,376||48,407|
|A5 Performing arts||93,213||99,235||99,783||90,451||114,904||129,875|
|A6 Audiovisual media||138,36||113,555||122,872||130,407||144,156||142,498|
|A8 Arts education||67,879||72,957||78,733||84,792||93,032||99,106|
|A9 Auxiliary services for the CCIs||76,675||74,076||47,086||57,828||74,198||87,13|
|Non-CCI sectors (but CCI products)||252,203||270,064||221,033||245,086||326,463||355,549|
|CCI total||1141,42||1133,624||1112,079||1 217,14||1 368,83||1 391,03|
|Overall economy||72 703,51||74 169,87||76 087,79||79 138,24||81 226,07||84 850,87|
|CCIs’ share in the GDP of the overall economy (%)||1,57||1,53||1,46||1,54||1,69||1,64|
|Table 3 Employment in the CCI sector in 2012–2017 (average registered number of persons converted to full-time equivalents)|
|Area of culture (sector)||Year||CCI employment (employees and entrepreneurs)|
|A1 Cultural heritage||2 918||2 765||2 739||3 017||2 954||3 167|
|A2 Periodicals and non-periodical publications||3 103||2 970||3 017||3 100||3 461||3 504|
|A3 Visual arts and crafts||1288||1 260||1 174||1 221||1 372||1 544|
|A4 Architecture||1 514||1 382||1412||1455||1 669||1921|
|A5 Performing arts||2 336||2 425||2 450||2 695||2 706||2 543|
|A6 Audiovisual media||1 973||1859||1977||2 012||2 127||2 372|
|A7 Advertising||2 454||2 421||2 376||2 459||2 558||2 930|
|A8 Arts education||3 075||3 181||3 262||3 681||3 581||3 532|
|A9 Auxiliary services for the CCIs||826||1 149||1 234||1181||1 140||1082|
|Non-CCI sectors (but CCI products)||12 892||11 241||11161||10 858||10 732||10 580|
|Total CCI employment||32 377||30 653||30 801||31 679||32 300||33 175|
|Overall employment||2 186 169||2 156 357||2 183 898||2 229 169||2 277 725||2 321 208|
|CCIs’ share of overall employment (%)||1,48||1,42||1,41||1,42||1,42||1,43|
|Table 2b CCIs’ share of GDP for the whole economy in 2012–2017 (%)|
|Area of culture (sector)||GDP|
|A1 Cultural heritage||0,1||0,11||0,1||0,11||0,13||0,12|
|A2 Periodicals and non-periodical publications||0,21||0,14||0,17||0,17||0,14||0,14|
|A3 Visual arts and crafts||0,05||0,06||0,04||0,05||0,05||0,06|
|A5 Performing arts||0,13||0,13||0,13||0,11||0,14||0,15|
|A6 Audiovisual media||0,19||0,15||0,16||0,16||0,18||0,17|
|A8 Arts education||0,09||0,1||0,1||0,11||0,11||0,12|
|A9 Auxiliary services for the CCIs||0,11||0,1||0,06||0,07||0,09||0,1|
|Non-CCI sectors (but CCI products)||0,35||0,36||0,29||0,31||0,4||0,42|
Increased competitiveness in the support system for the audiovisual industries through an increase in the percentage level of grants
The documentation for the second periodic report included the measure "Promotion and development of audiovisual culture and industries". The Audiovisual Fund continued these activities in the years 2016 to 2019.
In 2016 the AVF provided funding in all the areas that it supports amounting in total to EUR 7,691,987 whereas state funding for the AVF amounted to EUR 4,912,599. In 2017, the AVF paid out a total of EUR 12,588,880 in support and it received a contribution of EUR 5,468,292 from the state budget. In 2018, the AVF provided a total of EUR 10,714,807 in support and it received a contribution of EUR 6,779,387 from the state budget. In 2019, the AVF paid out a total of EUR 10,265,109 in support and it received a contribution of EUR 7,185,092.25 from the state budget.
Since this is a new measure that came into effect in 2020, no evaluation has yet been carried out.
Contract on the provision of public services in radio and television broadcasting
In 2016 RTVS was paid USD 23,630,391 under the contract with the state to implement its programming commitments in television broadcasting, USD 3,044,520 to implement its programming commitments in radio broadcasting, USD 1 127 600 for radio broadcasting to other countries and USD 2 967 392 for specific investment projects.
In 2017 RTVS was paid USD 22,066,128 under the contract with the state to implement its programming commitments in television broadcasting, USD 3,044,520 to implement its programming commitments in radio broadcasting, USD 1,127,600 for radio broadcasting to other countries and USD 6,089,040 for specific investment projects.
In 2018 RTVS was paid USD 23,711,522 under the contract with the state to implement its programming commitments in television broadcasting, USD 3,044,520 o implement its programming commitments in radio broadcasting, USD 1,127,600 for radio broadcasting to other countries and USD 11,839,800 for specific investment projects.
In 2019 RTVS was paid USD 23 297 468 under the contract with the state to implement its programming commitments in television broadcasting, USD 3,205,767 to implement its programming commitments in radio broadcasting, USD 1,127,600 for radio broadcasting to other countries and USD 3,721,080 for specific investment projects.
Evaluation is conducted on the national level by means of a separate audit of accounts for the funds provided under each year's addendum, which RTVS is required to submit to the Ministry each year and which the Ministry inspects on the material and financial levels. As part of the evaluation, the Ministry checks RTVS's fulfilment of its commitments under the contract with the state and the addendums for the budget years concerned.
Digital Audiovision/ Access to digitisation
Digital Audiovision USD 1,665,840, Slovakiana USD 213,605,000
The Digital Audiovision project: Achieved the main project target, which was the digitisation of the audiovisual heritage of the Slovak Republic. It continues to fulfil this objective because the sustainability period of the national project lasts until 2021.
Partnering with Civil Society
The Ministry of Culture is obliged to cooperate with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under several governmental and international documents. It is also one of the major responsibilities of the Ministry of Culture under the UN Convention on the Right
Evaluation is carried out in national and international strategic documents at various intervals (annually, biennially etc.).
Cooperation with NGOs increases the efficiency and dynamism of social processes and strengthens democratic principles in society.
Goal 2 - Achieve a Balanced Flow of Cultural Goods and Services and Increase the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals
Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals
The Culture of Disadvantaged Groups grant scheme includes a subprogramme Informal Education and Research.
Data will be available in 2021.
It will be evaluated in 2021
1. International presentation 2. Support for education and training for leaders, senior executives, managers and staff of institutions and organisations working in the fields of art and culture
Flow of Cultural Goods and Services
Treaties and agreements
Goal 3 - Integrate Culture in Sustainable Development Frameworks
National Sustainable Development Policies & Plans
Creation of a new communications instrument – the Forum for the Cultural and Creative Industries
Support for the preparation of regional policies on the cultural and creative industries through specific educational activities
Blueprint for the sustainable development of intangible cultural heritage and traditional folk culture in the period 2020–2025
The material does not involve a claim on the state budget.
International Cooperation for Sustainable Development
Goal 4 - Promote Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Subsidy program Culture of disadvantaged groups - support for gender equality
16 993 USD/year
To continue in the ongoing activities placing particular emphasis on the prevention of violence within families - women, children, seniors etc.