1. Cultural policy
Cultural policy profile
Cultural policy profile of Slovenia in 7 thematic chapters, including additional information and resources:
2. Official representations
Representation of Slovenia in Belgium
- Embassy of Slovenia in Belgium
Dr. Sonja Kralj – Counsellor for Culture
Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU
Regentlaan 45-46 1000 Brussel
T: +32 2 213 63 48 | M: +32 499 696 721
Representation of Flanders in Slovenia
Diplomatic Representation of the Government of Flanders in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia
Dhr. Koen Haverbeke
Elisabethstrasse 16, Tür 11
Please note: there is no dedicated office in Ljubljana
3. About funding, cooperation and information centers
– Funding and cooperation
- The Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD): Aside from the Ministry of Culture, JSKD supports active creativity, the development of creative capacities, professional standards, and expands the availability of cultural programmes. It focuses on professional and amateur practices.
- The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovene Republic is the Slovene EUNIC member.
- Creative Europe desk
- Information overview via On the Move: On the Move is the cultural mobility information network, providing information and knowledge for artists and cultural professionals active across borders. On this page, you can find all current calls related to the country as well as the latest version of the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide – and more.
4. Other information portals and platforms
– All disciplines
- Culture.si: offers information on Slovene cultural producers, venues, festivals and support services, all in one place. It encourages international cultural exchange in the fields of arts, culture and heritage. The portal and its content is owned and funded by the Ministry of Culture.
- Motovila: a non-governmental institute aimed at promoting transnational and cross-sectoral cooperation in the cultural and creative sectors. It is a member of Culture Action Europe and On the Move, and hosts the Slovene Creative Europe Desk.
- Bunker: a non-profit organisation for the realisation and organisation of cultural events. Bunker produces and presents contemporary theatre and dance performances, organises different workshops and other educational programmes, carries out various research methods in the field of culture and brings together one of the most noted international festivals, the Mladi levi festival.
- There are a few overviews of festivals in Slovenia, some more updated than others.
- TransArtists overview of residencies in Slovenia, all disciplines.
– Visual arts
- SCCA Ljubljana: Established in 2000, SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana (a successor to the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana, 1993–1999) is a model of a flexible and internationally active organisation for layering and comprehensively connecting programs and activities in the field of contemporary visual and new media arts.
- MGLC – Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts: The International Centre of Graphic Arts is a specialized museum and producer of printed and contemporary art, based on the heritage of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and 20th century art of printing. The institution’s most recognizable activity is the Biennial of Graphic Arts, which is known as the world’s oldest graphic arts event.
- Centre for Creativity (CzK): is a national entry point for the creative and cultural sector and an important part of the supporting environment for the development of entrepreneurship and innovations in the Republic of Slovenia.
- RUK: a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. RUK’s goal is the integration of art and culture in scientific and technological research, development and innovation, digitalization, entrepreneurship, training, and education with an emphasis on humanities and social sciences, ecology, circular economy, and sustainable development.
- For additional information on visual arts and new media art in Slovenia, check the following overviews:
– Performing arts
- ZDUS – Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists (SADA): a voluntary, non-profit and nonpolitical organisation of professional drama artists. It is a member of FIA – International Federation of Actors.
- Slovenia Centre of ITI: Currently under reorganisation, Slovenia hosts an ITI – International Theater Institute center.
- Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (Puppet Theatre Ljubljana): the main Slovenian puppet theatre staging puppet and drama performances for children, youngsters and adults. Its predominant target audiences are children and young people. It is an Assitej member.
- Društvo za sodobni ples Slovenije (DSPS) – The Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia (CDAS): a voluntary association of professionals in the field of contemporary dance in Slovenia (dancers, choreographers, pedagogues, theoreticians and critics) whose aim is to form and realise their professional interests.
- For additional information on theater and dance in Slovenia, check this overview.
- Society of Slovene Composers (DSS): a voluntary professional association of composers and musicologists, which exists since 1945. It encourages the creation and production of new Slovene music, as well as represent and promote Slovene composers.
- SAZAS Society k.o.: a collective management organisation for the protection and promotion of musical authors’ rights in Slovenia. SAZAS connects authors’ creativeness with publics – music users, collects royalties for the public use of music within the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, distributes the collected royalties to authors or right holders and promotes authors’ creativity in music.
- SIGIC – Slovenia Music Information Center: a member of EMEE and hosts the platform Music Slovenia, is the central information point for Slovenian music, musicians, musical professionals, and current musical events and activities.
- For additional information on music in Slovenia, check this overview.
5. Regional organisations
- Organisation internationale of la Francophonie (OIF): The Francophonie is also an institution, dedicated since 1970 to promoting the French language and political, educational, economic and cultural cooperation among the 88 member countries of the OIF, among which support for Cultural Diversity. Slovenia has an observer member status.
- BJCEM, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée: a solid network behind the Biennale, with 47 members ranging from cultural institutions to independent organizations, with partnerships throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, also with organizations and projects focused on the Mediterranean Diaspora.
- CEC ArtsLink: advocates and supports transnational cultural mobility and collaboration, empowering artists and arts leaders to engage communities in dialogue and creative projects for a more equitable, compassionate, and sustainable world. In many of its funding programmes, it connects the USA with European and Asian countries.
- Easttopics: a non-profit initiative dedicated to the promotion of the Eastern European contemporary art field. This cross-border project takes form as an expanding on-line website and database focusing on the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
- The Central European Initiative (CEI): a regional intergovernmental forum which gathers 17 Member States in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. It supports a united Europe with shared values embracing all countries, regions, peoples and citizens; and fosters good governance, rule of law and sustainable economic development for stability, social cohesion, environmental sustainability, security and prosperity. CEI also supports cultural cooperation.