The fifth and the last focus group within the project "Cultural Needs of Youth in Boka Kotorska", focusing on the topic “Culture as means of earning living and finding employment”, was held on Monday, 25 January 2010, in EXPEDITIO office.
The participants in the focus group were professionals involved in cultural activities on the territory of Boka: Izabela Matoš (Creative Studio "Isart" – Herceg Novi) and Jelena Vukasović (journalist on the Radio Kotor and producer of the Kotor Children’s Theater Festival).
The focus group discussion examined the possibilities for earning from culture and obstacles for the functioning of economic dimension of culture. During the discussion, some examples of professional engagement of youth in cultural events were mentioned, as well as numerous shortcomings in this field. In addition, the participant compared experiences of economic dimension of culture between Boka Kotorska (and Montenegro in general) and the countries in the region and around the world.
More detailed information about this and the next focus groups will be given in the final report of the project, which will be prepared and made available to public in February 2010.