The Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna in collaboration with the Library of Matica srpska, is organizing an info day about the Programme Creative Europe on 18th March 2015 in the Assembly Hall of Matica srpska starting at 10 a.m. The aim of the info day is the promotion of the Creative Europe Programme and presenting the possibilities for institutions and organizations in Serbia to participate in open calls of Creative Europe sub-programmes. The info day is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, managers and other cultural workers.
The topic of the info day is the possibility for institutions and organizations to participate in the Creative Europe Programme and its sub programmes. The presentation will talk about the aims of the Programme and financing priorities, key questions about applying: what is the form project ideas should have, how and with whom to establish a partnership, what are the conditions and documents necessary for applying and how to manage a project.
The provincial Secretary for culture and informing – Slaviša Grujić, the Director of the “Evropski poslovi“ Foundation of the AP Vojvodina – Siniša Lazić, Head of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić and team members of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will address the attendees.
Info day programme
WEDNESDAY 18th March 2015
10.00 – 10.15
Address of the provincial Secretary for culture and informing Slaviša Grujić
10.15 – 10.30
Address of the Director of the “Evropski poslovi“ Foundation of the AP Vojvodina Siniša Lazić
10.30 – 10.45
Presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia – Dimitrije Tadić
10.45 – 11.00
Presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna – Luka Kulić
11.00 – 11.15
11.15 – 11.45
Presentation of the Creative Europe Programme – Jovana Kanazir, Antenna of the office of the Desk CE Serbia
11.45 – 12.10
Overview of conditions and required documents – Dragana Srećkov, Antenna of the office of the Desk CE Serbia
12.10 – 13.00
The discussion and signing of Uglješa Šajtinac’s book Quite Modest Gifts, which received the European award for literature in 2014, is scheduled for Monday 9th March 2015 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the bookstore Zepter Book World, 42 Knez Mihailova St., Publishing house Arhipelag stated about the book:
“An exceptional contemporary epistolary novel in which two brothers exchange emails in which they witness their American and Serbian, New York and Banat everyday life. A novel about Banat and New York. A family novel where destiny’s temptations of its members speak of the most challenging social questions of our time in an exciting and striking manner. Šajtinac wrote a moving and provocative chronicle of our days, a book in whose emails the last decade of our lives is given voice with an authentic strength. Intense and passionate, incorruptible and engaged.”
One of the most prominent contemporary writers from Serbia, Uglješa Šajtinac, received this significant European award in November 2014, together with 12 other European authors: Ben BLUSHI (Albania), Milen RUSKOV (Bulgaria), Jan NĚMEC (The Czech Republic ), Makis TSITAS (Greece), Oddný EIR (Island), Janis JONEVS (Latvia), Armin ÖHRI (Lichtenstein), Pierre J. MEJLAK (Malta), Ognjen SPAHIĆ (Montenegro), Marente DE MOOR (the Netherlands), Birgül OĞUZ (Turkey) and Evie WYLD (the United Kingdom).
The competition of the Creative Europe Programme especially supports translations of books which received the European award for literature, so we might expect the novel Quite Modest Gifts to be translated into numerous European languages.