Cultural Activities – Support for the arts – Grant tender proceedings (Call for proposals) by the Department of Regional and National Cultures

Where
Czechia (Czech Republic)
When
2018
Who
Key objectives of the measure:

The Department of Regional and National Cultures (“DRNC”) is one of the departments involved in promoting the arts. The Department of Regional and National Cultures is regulated by the Strategy of Support for the Arts in the Czech Republic 2015–2020, with an outlook to 2025, which is a key Ministry of Culture document for support for the arts.

The measure is realized by the DRNC. The areas covered by this measure are: 

Membership of inter-ministerial commissions and committees

Issues relating to the culture of ethnic minorities

Issues relating to support for the integration of members of the Roma minority

Issues relating to support for the integration of foreigners living in the Czech Republic

Issues relating to support for cultural activities for disabled and elderly citizens

Traditional folk culture

Issues relating to non-professional artistic activities

Awards in the field of non-professional artistic activities

Programme to promote foreign contacts in the area of non-professional artistic activities

Programme of support for regional cultural traditions

Issues relating to interest-based cultural – extra-curricular activities

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial
Main feature of the measure:

The purpose of this measure is:

a) to ensure and coordinate the provision of all advisory and professional support to local and regional cultural bodies and organisations and to civic associations for national groups,

b) to lay down conditions for the development of non-professional artistic activities and to protect traditional folk culture, including awarding prizes for non-professional artistic activities and traditional folk cultures and the title of “Bearer of the Tradition of Folk Crafts”,

c) to lay down conditions to ensure care is provided for traditional folk culture within the meaning of the Concept for more effective care of traditional folk culture in the Czech Republic, as approved by Government Resolution No. 11 of 5 January 2011,

d) to co-host important events in the regions covering all areas of its activity and to provide financial support for selected projects,

e) to perform the ministry’s work in relation to the integration of foreigners living in the Czech Republic, to participate in cultural aspects of refugee and resettlement care and to provide opinions on the issue of migration,

f) to monitor and assess the need for cultural activities for disabled citizens,

g) to carry out the ministry’s work in the area of ethnic minority cultures, including the integration of the Roma community,

h) to coordinate performance of the ministry’s tasks in relation to the Government of the Czech Republic’s Council for Human Rights.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Issues relating to support for the integration of members of the Roma minority

Projects supported under this programme may focus on artistic, educational and awareness activities relating to culture, expert studies that expand the knowledge of and support research into Roma culture, traditions and history, documentation of Roma culture and publishing 267 (non-periodical publications), cultural events aimed at combating negative manifestations of extremism, racial and ethnic intolerance and xenophobia.

 

Issues relating to the culture of ethnic minorities

In 2014 a total of 22 projects from 19 applicants were supported and the total sum allocated amounted to CZK 1,374,993.                                                                              

In 2015, 47 entities received state subsidies for 960 projects and the volume of grant money allocated amounted to CZK 7,887,000.

In 2016, 46 entities received state subsidies for 57 projects and the volume of grant money allocated amounted to CZK 10,120,000

 

Issues relating to support for cultural activities for disabled and elderly citizens

Major projects receive support, including what have now become traditional shows and festivals, such as Otevřeno (an integrated pantomime show), FESTIVAL INTEGRACE SLUNCE, MENTAL POWER PRAGUE FILM FESTIVAL ‒ an international film festival featuring amateur actors with mental and combined disabilities, an international festival for the disabled, Fimfárum ‒ a festival of creativity and fantasy by disabled and healthy people, TYFLOART ‒ a show of interest-based artistic activities and other cultural activities featuring blind and partially sighted people, the Tmavomodrý festival, a nationwide competition of artistic creativity MODRÝ SLON, as well as projects enabling access to cultural services and projects helping disabled citizens overcome information barriers.

 

Issues relating to non-professional artistic activities

Awards were granted to a total of 241 projects, of which 137 came from associations and 104 from other entities, amounting to a total of CZK 16,618,744

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic through the Department of National and Regional Culture (DNRC). The DRNC spent on these activities CZK 45 683 919 in 2014, CZK 45 960 950 in 2015 and CZK 55 372 293 in 2016.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Yes, this measure forms part of the National Cultural Policy of the Czech Republic 2015-2020, (with an outlook to 2025). This strategy is regularly evaluated by the Ministry of Culture, which is part of the internal evaluation of the MC CR.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Participation