Co-financing of manifestations of national importance for culture
In an effort to improve all the segments of culture, Ministry of Culture encourages organization of manifestations and festivals of special importance with special care, as multidisciplinary program content. This is a complex way to present the complete national creative potential and to promote creative resource of the communities and their cultural and historical heritage, as well as renowned projects and artists from the region and the world. The objective of this measure is to provide conditions for fulfillment of established criteria for quality of artistic production, referentiality of domestic and foreign participants, the continuity of realization and contribution to promotion of Montenegrin culture and contemporary world trends in culture, literature, media and film, as well as the use of experience and regional cultural practice.
By this measure the continuity of the support is provided for four Montenegrin international festivals which during 2009 and 2010 got the status of special importance for national culture: Montenegro Film Festival in Herceg Novi, Television festival in Bar, International festival Kotor Art in Kotor and Ratkovic‘s Evenings of Poetry in Bijelo Polje. The measure implies partner cooperation between Ministry of Culture and municipalities and making decisions about festival concepts and budgeting, as well as engagement of qualified and highly-professional skilled personnel in creating program contents and executive production.
The measure does not apply directly to individuals or groups from Article 7 of Convention, but in some editions of festivals the segments intended for certain vulnerable groups appear (Kotor Art-Children's theater festival, workshops for children with disabilities etc).
Continuity of realization of manifestations and festivals of special importance; improved program concepts; quality of artistic productions; provided participation of referential and renowned national and foreign artists and performers; following world cultural trends and exchanging ideas; Montenegrin young creative potential animated for active operation; opening new possibilities of Montenegro resources validation.
Financing is arranged by a contract between the ministry and the municipality. In the reporting period, the implementation of this Incentive measure with municipalities was financed in the following amounts:
- Kotor Art, Kotor – 2013: 513.000 €; 2014: 502.000 €; 2015: 438.000 €;
- International TV festival, Bar – 2013: 80.000 €; 2014: 80.000 €; 2015: 80.000 €;
- Montenegro film festival, Herceg Novi – 2013: 107.892 €; 2014: 165.000 €; 2015: 145.000 €;
- Ratkovic ‘s Evenings of Poetry, Bijelo Polje – 2013: 55.000 €; 2014: 53.100 €; 2015: 54.515 €;
Key conclusions of annual reports of the Ministry are that the support model and model of functioning of manifestations and festivals in several previous years yielded positive results which were to be expected and that it contributed to their better regional positioning but numerous problems have been recognized caused by, first of all, undefined formal legal status (except for newly established institution Ratkovic ‘s Evenings of Poetry). That is the reason why it has been concluded that it is necessary to access reorganization of such manifestations and festivals to proved them with legal subjectivity. This would enable functionality of this financial and institutional measure wholly, and create the conditions for securing other sources of financing.