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“Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions” was a two-year project (from March 2016 to March 2018) implemented by the Kultura Nova Foundation with the support of UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity. Project focused on the existing and emerging models of innovative cultural institutions which are arising from sharing creative spaces based on the principles of participatory governance. By looking into relevant stakeholders (public authorities and bodies, civil society organizations & NGOs, creative industries and local community representatives), project specifically focused on investigating their active involvement in planning, decision-making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programming of innovative institutions. The implementation of the project resulted with strengthening of evidence-based policy development and good governance in cultural and creative industries through different activities including capacity building and knowledge sharing for relevant stakeholders done through a number of workshops and events; participatory governance guidebook for innovative models of cultural institutions published as a part of the project; “Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER” conference which gathered relevant researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
Advocating of the Kultura Nova Foundation on the national level about the importance of sharing responsibility in usage and governance of cultural resources, active engagement of the local community in governing, programming and production of the cultural and artistic contents contributed to the Open Call „Kultura u centru – potpora razvoju javno-civilnog partnerstva u kulturi“ (Culture in the Centre – Support to the civil-public partnership development in culture) initiated by the Ministry of Culture within the framework of Efficient Human Resources Operational Programme and supported by the European Social Fund. Kultura Nova Foundation was actively involved in programming stage of the project and participated in the Working group – advisory body of experts formed by the Ministry of Culture involved in co-creating the Open Call. Due to the activities and visibility accomplished during the “Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions” project implementation, Kultura Nova Foundation has been recognised by many local governments as the institution which can offer expertise and knowledge in the framework of participatory governance in culture and civil-public partnership as many local governments approached the Foundation and proposed cooperation. The activity implementation revealed some challenges in the processes of establishing and developing those innovative cultural institutions but it also pointed out the directions of further activities to be implemented in order to pursue this long term processes which have been underway in Croatia.
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