Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals
The subsidy sub-programme entitled Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals, international cooperation in the area of culture of the Ministry subsidy programme entitled Pro Slovakia, is aimed at promoting the mobility of artists and cultural workers and the development of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the area of culture.
The main objectives of this subsidy sub-programme is to promote the direct and dynamic exchange of opinions and experience at the international level and to contribute to developing creativity in the area of art and culture. Another intent is the support of intercultural dialogue through reciprocal art projects and activities conducted at home and abroad.
This measure is part of the subsidy system of the Ministry which is responsible for its management.
In 2008, at total of 31 applications were supported in the total sum of 81,723 €; in 2009, a total of 16 applications were supported in the sum of 58,000 €; in 2010, a total of 68 applications were supported in the sum of 207,188 € and in 2011, a total of 73 applications were supported in the sum of 193,106 €.
The challenge in introducing this measure was to increase the number of supported applications by increasing funds which was manifested in past two years.
The outcome of this measure was the support of the mobility of artists and their presentation within international cultural cooperation, the involvement of artists in international networks, creative and residential stays, their participation in creative workshops, symposiums and seminars and the enhancement of intercultural competences and skills of artists and professionals, the development of international cooperation in the area of culture and the creation and intermediation of international partnerships and networks in the area of culture. The projects were implemented in the areas of theatre and dance, music, fine art and design, architecture, photography, literature, folklore, and multimedia.