Center za kreativnost (Centre for Creativity)

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

The project Centre for Creativity is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Slovenia. The project was indicated by the Ministry of Culture RS and is being implemented under the Operational Programme for the implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the period 2014-2020. The total value of the investment is EUR 11 million. The Centre for Creativity programme was conceived by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).

The first part of the project, the Centre for Creativity Platform, worth EUR 5,628,094, is run by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO). The Museum thus builds on the long-term operation of the national hub for the cultural and creative sector (CCS).
The project goals are backed by the financial support of the Centre for Creativity (CzK) totalling EUR 5,290,000.00 in the form of grants aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in the CCS and establishing stronger cooperation with the business sector. This part of the project is run by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

The MAO has set up project offices in Ljubljana and Maribor in order to provide, in line with cohesion policy, an environment that will facilitate the development of the CCS in both the eastern and western cohesion regions.

The Centre for Creativity operates in the domains of architecture, design and visual arts, cultural heritage, archives and libraries, books, education in culture and the arts, advertising, music, intermedia art, media, radio and television, software and games, the film and audio-visual industry, cultural tourism and other forms of artistic expression.

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

Since its establishment in 2017, the Centre for Creativity has involved:
- 42,000 + participants/users of events, workshops and other events
endorsed by more than 200 companies and working groups in the field of the development of new products and services;
- in cooperation with our partner network, CZK organised 177 events offering education and training (workshops, mentoring, advising) with an emphasis on entrepreneurial skills;
Out of 150 applicants, in 2019 the Ministry of Culture chose 30 creative projects amounting to almost EUR 900,000;
- offered more than 50 networking opportunities on national and international levels, gained more than 24 partners on national and international levels;
- 1,000+ online registered users;
- a network of 20+ official Platform Creative Hubs partners with EUR 0.5 Mil. of co-productions, and 100+ informal partnerships;
- 80,000+ web visitors, 7,000 Facebook visitors, 1,252 active e-receivers 1,003+ Instagram followers and 97,000+ total online users;
- 900+ national & international press coverage items;
- an exhibition of Slovenian contemporary design exhibited in 3 European cities (Milano Design Week, Maison & Objet Paris, Kunsthall Oslo);
- conducted an "industrial analysis" of Slovenian CCS comparable to other European research;
- created an online platform containing news, events, training opportunities, grants and other useful information for CSS as well as the presentation of more than 140 Slovenian creative individuals who offer creative services and a "showroom" of contemporary locally made Slovenian design "Made in Slovenia"; organised 12 pop-up events where we presented the work of 24 up and coming Slovenian creatives; and others.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Centre for Creativity Platform; run by MAO; USD 6,217,918.25 (2017-2022). Realisation in 2019 - USD 965,809.13.
Grants for creatives; run by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia (2017-2022) - USD 5,844,392.00.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
Creative Hubs partners: Centre for Creativity Partner Network (2019)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Yes, every year KPI and sector recommendations are measured by the governing bodies; greater external evolution in the creative sector is planned for 2020.
1. Continuous support for the development of the creative sector in Slovenia with grants/subsidies for project development and with supporting activities such as entrepreneurial development, cooperation with business and other sectors, education, promotion, networking and similar
2. Policy development for the creative sector
3. Stronger internationalisation and mobility of the sector
4. Infrastructure development for the creative sector
5. The development and support of crossover projects