Funding for Programmes of Public Needs in Culture

Ministry of Culture and Media
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
This measure is one of the key measures that are oriented towards the maintaining and developing diversity of cultural expressions in the Republic of Croatia. This measure shows the continuum of the orientation towards cultural diversity and sustainable cultural development that stems from the constitutional provision on the freedom of cultural and artistic creativity and expression (1990) and the Act on Financing Public Needs in Culture (1990 and 1993, with further changes in 2009). The key objectives of the measure are oriented to regulations of the support on the state level of the cultural creativity through annual public competitions in all fields of culture (theatre, film, publishing, music etc.), taking into account all the basic cultural activities (creativity, production, distribution etc.) and supplementary cultural activities (support for cultural management education, information technology support etc.) as well. The Calls are announced annually and the applications are independently reviewed by members of Cultural Councils according to the relevant cultural field as stipulated by the Act on Cultural Councils. The Call defines programmes of interest for Republic of Croatia as those programmes that put Croatian culture into the European context, promote intercultural dialogue, civil society development, which are professionally based, economical, and of high quality, that are profiled in relation to the core activity of the organizers and that take place continuously. Based on the Call, the right to submit applications have: independent artists, art organizations, cultural institutions, associations, legal and natural persons performing cultural activities, as well as legal and natural persons that deal with protection and preservation of cultural goods and archaeological heritage. The Call covers cultural activities that are related to: regular activities of professional associations in culture; activities of drama, dance and performing arts; music and music-scene art; cultural amateurism (music and folklore); visual arts; innovative artistic and cultural practices; activities of libraries; publishing of books, periodicals and electronic publications; literary manifestations and performances at book fairs; literary programs in bookstores; archival activity; museum-gallery activities; protection and preservation of archaeological heritage; protection and preservation of immovable cultural property; protection and preservation of movable cultural goods; protection and preservation of intangible cultural goods; digitization in archival, library and museum activities; international cultural cooperation; construction, maintenance and repair of cultural institutions.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
This measure takes into account all forms of fostering and promoting of culture, thereby, all cultural activities and the diversity of artistic expressions are covered by its design. This is evident in the numerous projects executed as a result of the funding of this Call in all areas of culture and the arts. Thus, the continuous implementation of this measure contributes and is expected to further contribute to the sustainable cultural development and improvement of the overall cultural life in the Republic of Croatia.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
2017 - 51.666.888 USD
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)