Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
The competition for co-financing projects for the promotion of culture and art of the Republic of Serbia abroad in digital format supports projects representing various areas of culture and art of Serbia, including: cultural heritage of the Republic of Serbia included in the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List, heritage in danger in Kosovo and Metochia, cultural property of the Republic of Serbia (movable and immovable cultural property), spatial cultural and historical units and cultural landscapes, intangible cultural heritage, famous people who contributed to the development of culture and art in Serbia, and contemporary art in Serbia (new media and digital art; comics, drawings, and illustrations, design and architecture, photography and animation). The portal for the exchange of digital international projects in the field of culture is not available to the public but only to users whose projects are supported within the Ministry's Competition and to diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Serbia abroad.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
Through the mechanism of the Competition for co-financing projects for the promotion of culture and art of the Republic of Serbia abroad in digital format in 2019 (in cooperation with the Sector for Digitization of Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Creativity), 7 projects were financed / co-financed, in the total amount of 8,218,404 RSD (78,062 USD; in 2020, 5 projects were co-financed, in the total amount of RSD 2,613,500 (25,369 USD)
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
10,831,904.00 RSD ( ≈ 104,430.00 USD)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?:
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?:
The digital format has made it easier to distribute and present the culture and art of the Republic of Serbia abroad, especially for distant destinations, but even during the Covid-19 pandemic, it enabled all users to present their activities to the general public by posting content on various digital platforms and social networks. Through the support of the competition, many artists and authors had the opportunity to convert their existing works into digital format, and create new ones in accordance with the new circumstances caused by the global health pandemic. Within the Competition, the translation of content into at least three world languages was supported, according to the user's choice, and most often these were English, Spanish, Chinese, and French. The competition is established as a regular public invitation of the Ministry of Culture and Information and is realized once a year.