Financial support of cultural projects proposed by civil society

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Every year, through cultural projects supported by open calls and direct funding by Moc various creators, NGO-s and unions of artists have been helped to fulfill their ideas and develop their creative projects. This policy aims to:
- Fund cultural projects and events of national significance and help development of alternative source of funding (public or private).
- Supporting artists and the development of culture, innovation and creative industries in Albania and internationally.
In recent years, this policy encourages projects that focus on innovation in the service of cultural attractions, that promote creative industries, digital culture, AR platforms and Virtual Reality Tour 360 deg, audio-guides, etc.
The cinematography and publishing projects are supported by respective centers, depending on the MoC.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Many independent artists and artists' associations have benefited from these funds over the years. The motto for 2020 was "The future is in origin" with a focus on "Tradition as a guide for 2030" and "Culture as an engine of economic development". 96 projects from different fields of art, culture, creative industries and heritage have been selected and implemented.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

1228161.93 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Through this measure the community of creators and cultural professionals has been further strengthened, and the artistic life in the country has been enriched.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)