Preservation of and support to diversity of artistic expression

Where
Slovenia
When
2012
Who
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport
Public Fund for Cultural activities
Slovenian Book Agency
Public institutions in the field of culture and arts, NGOs, individual artists
Key objectives of the measure:

Carrying out public service in the field of arts, enabling access to top-level art, to high quality and diversity of programmes and projects (on the basis of Exercising of the Public Interest in Culture Act, 2002), providing for conditions for employment in culture, strengthening of social status of the artists and other professionals in the field of culture and media; support to education and professional training for specific professions in culture and arts; providing conditions for best functioning of all factors within the book chain.

Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
Public institutions in the field of music contribute to rich Slovene concert life, by guest appearances abroad they promote Slovene music creativity and post-creativity, encourage new musical pieces and in cooperation with the public radio and television take care of documentation and archivation of Slovene music creativity and post-creativity and nurturing musical tradition.  Public institutions in the field of performing arts provide for conditions for production and postproduction, international exchange within intercultural dialogue (guest appearances abroad, festivals in Slovenia), care for theatre heritage, computerisation, education and support projects, care modernisation of equipment and infrastructure, development of amateurism and care for expert and quality criticism from this area. Support to quality cultural and art programmes and projects, to deficitary cultural and art expressions, guaranteeing recognisability and competitivness of Slovene culture and arts in the international area, support to usage of innovative approaches in the field of creation, performance and dissemination of Slovene arts, increasing access to cultural and art goods through out the whole territory of Slovenia. Providing conditions for best functioning of all factors within the book chain, publishing, bookshop network, reading culture, original and non-commercial book and magazine production in the area of literature, science, art and culture in general, youth literature and youth periodicals, expert and critical works, promotion of books, reading and authors, literary festivals, international activity and international promotion, translations of Slovenian authors in foreign languages, education, computerisation, research, support projects and availability of books for blind and partially sighted.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Main feature of the measure:

Co-financing of public institutions and their programmes in the field of music and performing arts; co-financing  of programmes and projects by NGOs and independent artists; co-financing of projects by cultural associations and groups, support to amateur cultural activities (including the ones by ethnic minorities), also to infrastructure, education and publications in this field; co-financing of scholarships and trainings in the field of culutre and arts; co-financing for the status of the self-employed in the field of culture.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

US$536,467,936.00 

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Music: 3 public institutions, 9 opera and ballet premieres in 2011, 352 repetitions, guest appearences, 2 archive recordings, publication of 7 voice carriers, total of 302.411 visitors. 
Performing arts: 14 public institutions (theatres), mainly financed by Ministry of Culture, 85 premieres, 4.102 public performances,  746.153 visitors. Particular institution is Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana - its programme includes musical, theatre, dance, visual arts, film, educational programmes, in 2011 total of 2017 events, out of which 1179 in the framework of public service, total of 356.961 visitors. 
NGOs: co-financed 400 one year projects, 57 multi-annual programmes, 193 multi-annual projects, total of 5.000.000 visitors at home and abroad.  Amateur culture: co-financed around 3000 projects 2006-2009 by nearly 900 associations. 
Publishing: co-financed around 1000 book titles and 150 magazines 2006-2009. 

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