Mozaik is a community development foundation that provides grants and advisory support for local initiatives throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is focused on local resource mobilization and sustainability of social and economic development through implementing programs that support initiatives in rural communities. The foundation is active in the areas of cultural heritage, inclusion/social justice and youth, that are used as an incentive for community development. Cultural Heritage programme aims at strengthening the competitiveness of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the sphere of tourism with the intention to initiate and sustain economic growth among Bosnia’s rural communities. The ongoing project ‘Crossroads to stay’ (Sarajevo na raskršću svijeta) aims to create a unique, cultural tourism product.
Tags: Bosnia and Herzegovina, cultural heritage, culture and development, South East Europe
Russian Cultural Foundation is the oldest non-governmental organization in the country that provides financial and logistical support to the initiatives of individuals and organizations in the field of culture, art, science and education, and promotes the development of a network of NGOs working in these areas. The major objective of the Foundation is the accumulation of financial resources and funds and their distribution among the projects and programs carried out by private individuals and organisations in the arts, culture and education in Russia and abroad. Foundation operates in Moscow, as well as through branches and representative offices in Russian Federation and abroad. The activities of the Fund are divided into central, regional, international. In 2010 the Foundation carried out targeted activities in eight major areas:
- culture and religion
- culture and development (culture and the state, culture and civil society, culture and identity)
- heritage (architecture, history and culture, natural and cultural landscapes, museums, libraries and archives)
- cultural industries (film, television and radio, Internet, multimedia)
- publishing (publication, dissemination and promotion of Russian books, newspaper and magazines)
- the provincial culture (local and regional cultural projects).
Tags: cultural and creative industries, cultural cooperation, cultural heritage, cultural policy, culture and society, funding, Russia, sponsorship
The Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS was created under an agreement signed at a meeting of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS. The agreement was signed by seven CIS states: the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. IFESCCO’s mission is to contribute to the further development of humanitarian cooperation and intercultural communication in the Commonwealth of Independent States in the area of education, science, culture, mass communications, information, archives, sport, tourism and youth matters. IFESCCO builds its project activities on interdisciplinary approaches, looking for comprehensive answers to complex problems pursued through cooperation between CIS countries. IFESCCO is guided by the principles of diversity, equality and respect for the interests of each member country of CIS. The aim of IFESCCO is to serve as an effective mechanism for strengthening and developing humanitarian cooperation both in the CIS general framework and at the level of each member country of IFESCCO. In November 2008 IFESCCO and UNESCO signed a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding Between IFESCCO and UNESCO calling for cooperation between the two organisations in the area of education, science, culture and communications.Tags: cultural cooperation, cultural education, cultural heritage, cultural tourism, intercultural dialogue, media, Russia
Russian Institute for Cultural Research (RIC) is a scientific research institute based in Moscow that conducts research of culture and cultural policy. It has two branch institutes – in the city of Omsk, Siberia, and in St. Petersburg. RIC main research subjects include: cultural history, theory and philosophy of culture and the arts; cultural dynamics; social and cultural problems of Russia; theoretical and applied research in cultural policies; museum research, preservation of cultural and historical monuments and new technologies in cultural field. RIC organizes conferences and publishes scientific works. The Institute also organizes post-graduate training courses (Ph.D. Programmes and doctorates) in theory and history of art, theory and history of culture, museology, preservation and conservation of historic and cultural monuments. The RIC cooperates with foreign research units and international institutions. It organizes scientific conferences and participates in international research projects. The Institute publishes monograph studies, transactions, conference, symposiums and workshop papers, teaching and methods books, reference materials.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural policy, cultural reseach, digital culture/new technologies, Russia
Centre for Research and Consultancy on Culture (CRCC) is a public institution that collects and generates statistical data with the aim of providing instruments for the public and private management of the cultural sector. The centre provides socio-cultural indicators, develops sociological analyses, cultural policy analyses, economic and comparative international studies for the benefit of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and other public institutions.
CRCC main objectives are:
- to evaluate and to predict the cultural needs and the cultural consumption trends;
- to offer specialized counseling and assistance to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage;
- to define and to monitor the public policies in the field of culture;
- to produce data and applied researches for eligible projects financed by the European Union;
- to measure the performance of the cultural sector at strategic level for the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage;
- to evaluate the compatibility between the cultural programmes and their target groups.
It represents Romania in the International Network of Cultural Policies (INCP/RIPC).
The Centre for Social Studies, founded in 1978 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, is a scientific institution devoted to research and advanced training in the area of the social sciences and humanities. Cities, Cultures, and Architecture (CCArq), a research group within the Centre, is focused on the latest issues in studying cities, cultures and architecture and socio-cultural urban dynamics. The research is intended to recombine perspectives from socio-anthropology, arts and cultural studies, architecture to analyze urban lifestyles and means of resistance, socioeconomic conditions of residents, the impacts of tourism, affirmations of cultural expressions, and the democratic governance of cities. Studies on architectural theory and history and on the history of construction contribute to the interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches within this research group.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural research, EU, Portugal, urban culture
National Centre for Culture was founded in 1945, as a space for meetings and dialogue between the different political and ideological sectors of society, in defence of a free and multi-disciplinary culture. A large part of its activity is dedicated to Portugal’s cultural heritage, the disclosure of the role Portugal’s culture plays in the world, the strengthening of links between members of the Portuguese-speaking community, and the promotion of permanent dialogue amongst artists and cultural agents within Europe. It promotes artistic and literary prizes and provides grants to young artists, runs a multimedia databank of the heritage and organises training in heritage, cultural tourism and new technologies applied to culture. The Centre is the Portuguese headquarters of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation network for development of the MUS-E programme aiming to reduce violence in primary schools through art education. The Centre cooperates with Europa Nostra, European Cultural Foundation, EFAH, Portugese network of Anna Lindh Foundation, Network of Cultural Centres etc.Tags: cultural cooperation, cultural diplomacy, cultural heritage, cultural identity, EU, Portugal
Polish National Centre for Culture is a state cultural institution which initiates and coordinates strategic programmes for culture, promotes culture as an important factor of social and economic development and civic education, and builds a platform for regional, trans-regional and international cultural cooperation. It aims to promote national tradition and cultural heritage and increase interest in culture and art. National Cultural Centre is involved in cultural education, collecting information and cultural research activities in the field of culture and national heritage and raising the qualifications of personnel involved in cultural activities.Tags: Central Europe, cultural cooperation, cultural education, cultural heritage, cultural research, Poland
The purpose of the Culture Capital Foundation (CCF) is to promote a balanced development of creative arts, education and the preservation of cultural heritage. CCF’s tasks include promotion of creative arts processes, financing arts and research projects by individuals and legal entities in the cultural sector, awarding honorary scholarships to outstanding representatives of culture and arts, promotion of education and improvement of professional qualifications, development of international cooperation and popularisation of Latvian arts and sciences abroad. The CCF activities are focused on the areas of Literature, Music and Dance, Theatrical arts, Film arts, Visual arts, Cultural Heritage, Traditional Culture, and Architecture.
The Hungarian National Cultural Fund operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and it aims to support creation and preservation of Hungarian cultural values and their promotion on national and international level, new cultural initiatives and scientific research on culture. The National Cultural Fund distributes grants and it has supported international cultural exchanges and programmes in the field of architecture, environment, fine and applied arts, libraries, national archives and theatre.
Tags: Central Europe, cultural heritage, cultural values, funding, sponsorship