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Project title Non-institutional Partakers of Cultural Policy in Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia
Key words cultural policy, partakers, examinations, mapping, networking
Aim of the project

The project „Non-Institutional Partakers of Cultural Policy in Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia” has a three-fold aim:

a) to examine the capacities of key cultural policy partakers in these states who act outside the system of public/state cultural institutions (NGOs dealing with culture, independent cultural organizations, artist associations, informal art groups, non-profit culture clubs);

b) to map and assess the strength of these independent culture scenes, and c) begin the process of an operative/tactical networking of cultural policy partakers at the national and regional levels.


Conducting one hundred semi-structured interviews with representatives of key non-institutional cultural policy partakers in these states,

Publishing a book with the results of the mapping of three independent culture scenes,

Organizing three one-day networking meetings at the national level, and

Holding a three-day conference with the participation of representatives of non-institutional cultural policy partakers from all three states.

Outcomes / results

Research that included:

survey testing the characteristics of organizations belonging to the independent cultural scene in Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia;

semi-structured interviews with representatives of organizations and initiatives  from independent scene in these countries;

semi-structured interviews with decision makers at national and local level;

series of meetings and conferences aimed at testing the readiness of stakeholders, from independent cultural scene of these countries, to share activities and the establishment of operational/tactical networks at local, national and regional level


Committee for Civic Initiative, Niš, Serbia;

REMONT- independent artistic association, Belgrade, Serbia and

CAC – Skopje (Contemporary Art Center – Skopje), Skopje, Macedonia


Role of Expeditio Partner
Duration and period 12 month (1 June 2009  - 31 May 2010)
Donors ECF – European Cultural Foundation
Budget EUR 3,400.00
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