THE CULTURAL INDUSTRY

Where
Poland
When
2016
Key objectives of the measure:

The vitality of national, regional and European cultures is driven by the ability of cultural industries to produce and distribute cultural goods and services. It is reasonable for governments to intervene in this field with a view to protecting national identity, fostering the good quality and diversity of cultural services, and also preventing price from being a barrier to access to cultural goods for average consumers. Particularly strong government support is received by the publishing market and cinematography. Of great importance for the former are the efforts of the National Library, which collects, compiles, makes available and archives the entire national publishing output, including works that are published in Poland by, and addressed to, national and ethnic minorities. Through international cooperation agreements, the National Library provides opportunities for publishing-house exchanges, international lending and collaboration in science and culture. Currently, the Library's partners include the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade, the M.F. Akhundzade National Library of Azerbaijan and the Morocco Archive. In 2012 Poland, in cooperation with the Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and as part of a UNESCO project, put together an exhibition at the National Library entitled "The 11th-century Codex Suprasliensis in the context of Byzantine-Slavonic relationships". The exhibition showcased the history of the Codex Suprasliensis, one of the most valuable Cyryllic literary monuments, inscribed on Memory of the World Register. The publishing market is also supported through direct subsidies. The Book Institute[1] under MKiDN provides grants for translations of Polish literature into foreign languages.

 

[1] For more information about the Institute's activities, go to http://www.bookinstitute.pl/en,ik,site,42,87.php.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Participation