Monthly Archives: August 2016

Celebration of awarding of the EU GRAND PRIX for cultural heritage: village Gostuša


Tomorrow in the Cultural Centre of Pirot a ceremony will be held celebrating the main prize of the European Union in the category of research of cultural heritage and the recognition of Europa Nostra for cultural heritage in 2016 which were awarded to the Research of protection of the village of Gostuša in the Municipality of Pirot of the Niš Institute for preservation of cultural monuments. At the ceremony the speakers will be the Secretary General of Europa Nostra, Ms Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, and the Mayor of Pirot, Mr Vladan Vasić, and also attendance of the ambassador of the EU in Serbia, Mr Michael Devenport is expected.

t is planned that participants of the ceremony pay a visit to the village of Gostuša, where they will have a chance to see an exhibition dedicated to this Balkan Mountains village which will be place in front of the Cultural Centre. It is important to note that the ceremony was preceded by a four day long seminar from the field of preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage, which assembled around thirty experts from the region. The aim of the seminar is to raise capacity of local cultural institutions and organizations dealing with cultural heritage management and to create efficient systems of protection of cultural and natural assets in Serbia. The research of conservation of the village of Gostuša won the European award for heritage 2016 – GRAND PRIX, the most prestigious European award in the domain of heritage in Europe competing with five projects in the category of research. The prize was given by Maestro Plácido Domingo, the President of Europa Nostra and Tibor Navračić, the European Commissary for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports in May 2016 in Madrid.

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HearMe. Bringing Youth and Museums Together


Project Leader: Narodna galerija, SI
Galerija Matice Srpske, RS 
KHM-Museumsverband, AT
Innovación Social Emprendedores Sociales, ES

Union Grant: 191.124,59 € 

Project HearMe. Bringing youth and museums together was created by the Gallery of Matica srpska, the National Gallery of Slovenia, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien and organization ISES (Innovación Social Emprendedores Sociales) from Barcelona. The project is designed as youth educational programme which will make a bridge between museums and young people.

The project will give answers on how can museums and galleries reach young audience and make them think about global topics and problems of the society. Artworks which speak about migrations, population movements and movement of cultural heritage will open the central topic of the project  how can key issues of today’s life be perceived through the art of past.

Museum professionals and educators will develop skills for creation and realization of the programme for young people between 15 do 19 and use advanced methodologies in order to provide greater museum experience. The results and outcomes of the project supposed to be: new audience development strategy, specialized workshops for youth, Youth clubs, digital strategy for dissemination through social networks, specially designed web-site for young, skilled educators and what-works manual for museums.

Risk Change


Project Leader: Kulturno izobrazevalno društvo Kibla, SI
Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, RS
7scenes, NL
Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinion, GR
Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion in Malta (FOPSIM), MT
Fuggetlen Kepzomuveszeti Muhelyek Ligaja Alapitvany, HU
Jauno Mediju Kulturas Centrs RIX-C, LV
Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti, HR
The Mighty Creatives, UK
Union grant: 1.570.520,90 €

Risk Change is related to contemporary migrations and continuous social and cultural change in 21th Century the geopolitical focus on EU and neighboring countries.RC aims to research, create, connect, compare, disseminate and promote contemporary interdisciplinary art related to science, especially social and applied sciences, and ICT. RC will highlight the importance of connectivity and interdisciplinary culture for multicultural integration in EU. Implementation of new skills, knowledge and experiences through RC educational activities and audience development has an important role in RC, with the aim of confronting intolerance, stereotypes, prejudices and social fear. This will be achieved through on-going sharing with audiences throughout and after RC, active involvement of target groups and civil society, participatory art and integration of intangible cultural heritage to stimulate co-working/networking models supported by digital technologies.Demonstrating the logic in the creation of new forms and new identities, art articulates the primary task of individual living in age of new technologies: the construction of a participatory future. RC defines the positive sides of co-existence and integrates archaic working with complex and sophisticated technology, by building co-working models to empower interdisciplinary research and production with different audiences. This will lead to new interdisciplinary practices intended to help migrants integrate into communities and to be actively involved into interdisciplinary co-working processes, having access to multicultural community benefits. RC reveals what is going on in contemporary environment and society and what can be achieved by sharing knowledge, opening closed scientific circles and isolated institutions, displaying complex problems to public and engaging audiences in many creative ways. RC aims at integration of cultural diversity as a ground for innovative art productions.

Creative Climate Leadership


Project Leader: Julie’s Bicycle, UK
Centar za internacionalnu kulturnu saradnju Krug, ME
Foundation EXIT, RS
Kulturno izobrazevalno drustvo PiNA, SI
Union Grant: 199.964,40 €

Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) is a pan-European, interdisciplinary programme that aims to connect and enable a community of cultural leaders to take an active leadership role in shaping an environmentally sustainable future for the European cultural sector. It has been developed as a direct response to a sectoral need for leadership, skills development and increased awareness of the business models and approaches that are fit for purpose in the context of climate change and environmental sustainability.

The programme channels the latest knowledge and best practice in sustainable cultural management across Europe through conferences, training courses and a policy lab, fuelling the development of new skills, encouraging innovation and collaboration, and supporting cultural professionals and policymakers to realise the opportunities for personal, artistic and professional business development in the process. Creative Climate Leadership aims to affect change at the local, national, regional and European level.

The CCL training courses and conferences enable transnational mobility and knowledge exchange in person and online, whilst also encouraging local impact and longer-term initiatives by enabling participants to disseminate learning and seed legacy activities through the CCL dissemination events and Climate Leadership Grants.

The programme partners represent organisations working towards an alliance between culture and environmental sustainability, plus European and regional networks with the intention to scale ideas and influence change at a strategic and cultural policy level.

European cooperation projects 2016

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum


Project Leader: Goethe-Institut, DE
The Association of Belgrade Architects, RS
Aliancia Stara Trznica, SK
Ceska centra, CZ
Fundacja Res Publica im. Henryka Krzeczkowskiego, PL
Instytucja Kultury Katowice – Miasto Ogrodów, PL
Kortárs Építészeti Központ Alapítvány (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre), HU
KunstRepublik, DE
Mindspace Non-profit, HU
Vysoka skola vytvarnych umeni v Bratislave, SK
Union grant: 1.616.423,92 €

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum gathers an international network of cultural actors whose interests intersect in sharing, circulating and exchanging the best practices in self-initiated, participatory and transdisciplinary architecture and urbanism collaborations. We seek inclusive, sustainable and resilient architecture, community-oriented activism, and practice-oriented research that elaborates on the cultural roles of public architecture and public space in Europe.

Having collaborated on previous grant applications, spoken at partner events and participated together at several brainstorming workshops, this consortium has a track record of successful collaboration and ambitious projects. As diverse actors in civil society and culture, this transnational network has joined forces to share expertise, methodologies and ambitions under the CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAM. We have taken the feedback from our previous call very seriously in developing this application.


Public “yards” in six cities will act as transdisciplinary stages for interaction with local audiences. The Ideas Yards will be permanent spaces open to the public, offering innovative programs centered on the Shared Cities theme. The Yards shall act to catalyze social innovation from the creative sectors while literally opening their doors to public participation. To tackle partner-public interaction, long-term campaigns and programs (i.e. fab labs, discussions, workshops, exhibitions, urban games, walks, film screenings, markets and installations) are to be organized. Ideas Yards offer space for everyday interaction with the process of the SCCM project (office hours for consultation with the teams, shared co-working space for local NGOs etc.).

BINA role in project/ urban hubs: building urban collectives

Belgrade NGOs who deal with urban development will identify public spaces in need of improvement, work with the community, authorities and stakeholders. The goal is to develop participatory processes for the commons and implement an action plan including proper design interventions for the areas. Public workshops will draw on citizens as the commons – a collective effort triggered by a critical mass of citizens wanting to improve public space.

ABA will connect local networks and project partners, organize meetings and workshops, and supervise architectural interventions. The outcomes will be presented at the annual BINA festival in Belgrade. ST, KrP and MS will prepare specialized workshops and urban games, and the Curatorial Lab will extract content for the project outcomes.