Support for Civil Society Organizations in Contemporary Culture and Arts through Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’

Foundation ‘Kultura Nova’
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Kultura Nova is a public foundation that provides financial and professional support to civil society organizations in the field of contemporary arts and culture in Croatia. As a grant-making foundation, it creates various support programs through which it improves organizational capacities for art production and distribution as well as for independent cultural spaces, encourages the development of new cultural and artistic projects, strengthens cultural cooperation on the European, national, and local levels, supports audience development and creates better conditions for organizational and artistic memory. It also develops its educational programs in cultural governance for representatives of CSOs. To create arguments for better understanding of the complex position of CSOs in culture, creation of long-term strategies for their activities and building of Foundation’s new projects, Kultura Nova conducts various research in cultural policy and also works in the area of cultural policy-making and organizes various public international events, such as conferences, training, seminars, etc.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
In 2016 the Foundation supported 120 programmes and projects that were held in 119 towns with the total funding of 7.682.738KN (1.200.427USD), while in 2017 the funding increased to 9.124.460KN (1.425.696USD) that was distributed to 139 projects and programmes that were held in 158 towns throughout Croatia. In 2018 151 projects and programmes were supported with the total funding of 9.899.366KN (1.546.775USD), which was similar to 2018 when the funding amount was 9.946.598KN (1.554.155USD) for 155 projects and programmes that were held in 224 towns and cities. As a part of its regular activities the Foundation organizes different educational workshops and seminars for members and workers of CSOs (in 2017 three workshops, in 2018 five, while in 2019 eight educational programmes were held). The Foundation also organizes conferences, advocacy events and participates in a number of different projects. Currently, the Foundation is implementing international project ADESTE+ - Audience DEvelopment STrategies for cultural organizations in Europe together with 14 partners from seven European countries, with the support of the Creative Europe Programme. From 2016 to 2018 ‘Kultura nova’ has implemented extensive project "Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions" with the support of UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity, and as one of the results of project implementation, ‘Kultura nova’ has published the book on participatory governance in culture "Do it Together. Practices and Tendencies of Participatory Governance in Culture in the Republic of Croatia."
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
In 2019 - 2.015.040USD.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)