Call for Co-Financing Artists’ E-Mobility—Artistic Contents and Works

Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which especially disrupted the traditional international cultural exchange, the Ministry of Culture and Information, i.e. the Sector for International Cooperation and European Integration in the field of culture, established a new line within the call for co-financing the mobility of artists and cultural and art professionals. This line enables the coverage of certain costs related to the production and preparation of artistic works intended for the participation of artists from Serbia in international online festivals, professional gatherings, galleries/exhibitions, and other types of online presentations abroad. The Ministry of Culture and Information recognized this need and responded by creating a new line in order to alleviate the difficulties of artists during the pandemic. As in the case of other call lines for co-financing projects in the field of mobility of artists and cultural and art professionals, the task of evaluation and selection is entrusted to a professional commission formed by the Ministry of Culture and Information. The Commission proceeds in accordance with the Regulation on the Criteria, Standards, and Selection of Projects in Culture Financed and Co-Financed from the Budget of the Republic of Serbia, or Autonomous Province and Local Self-Government Units (Official Gazette of RS, issue 105/2016).
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
In the framework of the Call for artists’ e-mobility in 2020, 69 projects were submitted, and 27, i.e. 39.1% were approved.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
Approximately 23,301 USD (2,400,000 RSD) have been allocated within the artists’ e-mobility call in 2020.
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?: 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to implement projects for artists’ mobility, the Ministry of Culture and Information recognized the need to open a new call line, adapted to new circumstances, that would include financial support for projects concerning artists’ mobility. In 2020, for the first time, a call was issued for co-financing projects for the e-mobility of artists, artistic content, and works. A large number of applications were submitted, which additionally confirmed the need for this new line. Also, a significant number of projects were approved, and the professional Commission, formed for the needs of the publicly issued call, compiled a list of submitted, supported, and unsupported projects, thereby evaluating the call’s success.