Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy holidays


Dear friends and colleagues we sincerely wish to express our gratitude for the wonderful work and cooperation in 2015. We wish you a pleasant vacation and a happy New Year!!!

Info day at the faculty of Pedagogy in Sombor


Edifice of Preparandija, 30 Venac Radomira Putnika St, Sombor

Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia in cooperation with the Faculty of Pedagogy from Sombor will organize an info day about the Creative Europe programme on 22nd December 2015 starting at 11 a.m.

Info days are promotional events of the Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia during which activities of the Desk and the Antenna of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia are presented, but also the Creative Europe programme and past successes of Serbia in competitions of the largest European programme for cultural projects.

Creative Europe is the largest European Union fund intended for projects from the field of culture taking place from 2014 to 2020 with the total budget of 1,46 billion Euros and it is accessible for institutions and organizations from Serbia in its entirety.

During the info day the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna will present priorities and aims of the programme, basic characteristics and requirements for applying, the importance of this programme for cultural institutions and organizations from Serbia and specific possibilities regards internationalization of cultural projects from Serbia. The info day is intended for representatives of all cultural institutions and organizations from Sombor and the surrounding places – public cultural institutions, civil society organizations dealing with culture, educational, scientific and research institutions, but also freelance artists, curators and cultural managers.

We are extending an invitation to you to attend our info day, participate in discussions and find out more about cultural projects financing.

Programme of the info day:

11.00 – 11.45

Presentation of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia’s Antenna and past successful results from Serbia – Luka Kulić, coordinator of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

11.45 – 12.15

Presentation of the Creative Europe programme and documents required for applying – Dragana Srećkov, project manager of the Desk CE Serbia’s Antenna

12.15 – 13.00

Questions and a discussion

Conference of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia “Culture, concepts and managing changes“


The conference of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia “Culture, concepts and managing changes“ will be held from 14th to 16th December in the Yugoslavian cinematheque in Belgrade with the idea to ask the domestic and European experts and actors in the cultural field the following questions: is artistic creativity today in crisis, are business and culture in love or at war, are new concepts in culture in crisis, the way creative cities are, and why is, in this respect the concept of audience development so important?

At the conference we wish to come to an answer to the question how culture can be developed in the modern society and the modern economic conditions; what we from culture can learn from the business sector and which messages we should convey to the business sector.

The programme of the conference consists of presentations of different models of established partnerships and cooperation between the business sector and cultural organizations: NELT and Gallery 12 HUB, Radix and Gallery Zvono, VIP mobile the Festival of dance, Nova iskra and their partners and others. On the third day examples of business initiatives in culture from the fields of gaming, fashion, the music industry and publishing will be presented.

The two leading European experts in the area cultural economics will hold the introductory speeches: Dominic Sago Divoro (GRANEM, University of Angers), Cultural Clusters versus Creative Cities: an Economic Approach and Pierre Luigi Sacco (ILUM University of Milano), Culture 3.0: beyond the creative industries.

Apart from thus panels will be organized in which domestic cultural professionals will participate: Culture and audience development, Controversies of creative industries, Cultural policy and its reflections on contemporary art, literary translations, international cooperation, audience development and the market.

Also, workshops for fundraising, applying for the Creative Europe programme and audience development of institutions of culture will be organized.

The accompanying programme will consist of promotion of the publication of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia “Audience development in Serbia” in which around fifty projects are presented dealing with cultural animation, followed by an exhibition of work of the artists Jovana Sudimac and Mića Stajčić, but also a performance of Igor Koruga. Moreover, in cooperation with Željko Lončar an exhibition of promotional materials of the Desk Creative Europe Serbia was organized whose authors are students of the College for design in Belgrade.

The programme of the conference can be downloaded here.

Serbia joins the sub-programme Media of creative Europe


The Republic of Serbia joined the sub-programme Media within the Creative Europe programme, which opened possibilities for accelerated development of the entire domestic audiovisual and multimedia sector, but also a more successful positioning of organizations and individuals from Serbia on the international scene.

In this way, Serbia with its earlier joining of the sub-programme Culture, as the first non-EU country, rounded up its participation in the Creative Europe programme and achieved access to the fund amounting to the total of 1, 46 billion Euros.

The fund of the sub-programme Media has at its disposal more than 800 million Euros and it is intended for supporting the film and television production, developing video games and professional training of individuals.

Participation in the Media sub-programme will influence the development of new professions, growth of employment in the field of culture and strengthening communication with new audiences.

The sub-programme Media is one of the most important European funds supporting production, distribution and promotion of feature films and documentaries, TV drams and new media.

The aim of the Media sub-programme is developing a common European market and encouraging competitiveness of European culture on the world market. As a part of this sub-programme, artists from Serbia will be able to distribute their work worldwide.

By establishing connections between the production and the distribution sectors, the Creative Europe programme enables access to new markets through exchange, increasing the visibility of works and enhancing their circulation.

According to the data of the Desk of the Creative Europe programme for Serbia, a large number of organizations and individuals from European countries is interested in Serbia’s participation in the sub-programme Media.

Considering the positive experiences of applying for the sub-programme Culture, it is expected that Serbia’s participation in the Media sub-programme will enable domestic originators important financial assets and access to new markets and audiences.