8.4 Promoting culture and cultural participation
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The Resolution on the National Programme for Youth 2013-2022 (Resolucija o nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013-2022) prioritises, among other things, culture, creativity, heritage and media. The issue concerns a set of measures to reduce the barriers young people face when accessing culture. The Implementation Plan of the Resolution on the National Programme for Youth 2013-2022 for 2016 and 2017 and the Implementation Plan of the Resolution on the National Programme for Youth 2013-2022 for 2018 and 2019 covered several projects, public procurement and policies. One of the objectives is to set out to Ensure the accessibility of quality cultural services and the participation of young people in culture. The current Implementation Plan (for 2020 and 2021) does not contain any instruments/measures in the field of culture.
Several initiatives are also in effect to help promote culture and participation in cultural activities, such as:
- COOL Subscription (2019/20) (Kul Abonma)
- COOL subscription was intended for young people between the ages of 15 and 25.
- It combined the productions of various Ljubljana public cultural institutions and covered various branches of art: theatre, film, music and visual arts.
- The purpose of the sponsorship was to enable young people to visit the most diverse artistic production, hence the adjusted price of € 25.
- Film programme Youth for Youth – film club, international film festival and other film events.
- Kinotrip is intended for young people aged 15 years and is formed with them.
- At Kinotrip's film events throughout the year, movies from the regular Kinodvor schedule are being discussed, which is followed by various social events with interesting guest joining occasionally.
- Kino Šiška
- Since 2009 the central Slovenian institution in the field of contemporary concerts, supplemented by the programmes of visual and performing culture.
- Students, pensioners, registered unemployed persons, registered self-employed persons in the field of culture and media and groups of over 5 people can benefit from a 20% discount on the purchase of pre-sales tickets
- Puppet theatres across Slovenia
- Cultural-art programmes bring a selection of quality, diverse and accessible activities that touch the various levels of the theatre. They provide an in-depth experience of the theatre and offer suggestions on how to transform theatre work even more creatively with the curriculum and encourage the implementation of socially engaged ideas at the crossroads of culture and art, science and technology.
- Glej, Student Theatre
- The Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities, Theatre Glej, Ljubljana, The Slovene National Theatre, Nova Gorica and GT22 Maribor annually invite everybody interested in theatre, between 18 and 30 years of age to join the StudenTheatre.
- The idea behind the project is to create one or more student theatre groups. A mentor is dedicated to each group, however, one does not operate as a theatre director, but as somebody who offers help the group form their concept and help them through their study process.
- The goal of the project is for the groups to develop own theatre poetics and present them in an original theatre performance.
The Implementation Plan for Period 2016–2017 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem program za mladino 2013–2022 za leti 2016 in 2017) and The Implementation Plan for the Period 2018–2019 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013–2022 za leti 2018 in 2019) enlist the following measures:
- Week of cultural heritage
- Project aims include: accessibility of content (events are free of charge), cross-curricular positioning of content from the field of heritage, an open learning environment, cross-curricular integration, the networking of organisations from different fields (heritage, culture, education, tourism, sport, local communities and non-governmental organisations) and principles of formal and non-formal education.
- The project is co-funded by the Ministry of Culture in the amount of 3,500 EUR in a single year (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
- Growing up with a book (Rastem s knjigo)
- This is a national project promoting reading culture.
- The project is carried out by the Slovenian Book Agency (Javna agencija za knjigo RS) in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the Association of General Libraries (Združenje splošnih knjižnic) with the support of the National Education Institute Slovenia (Zavod RS za šolstvo), the Association of School Librarians of Slovenia (Društvo šolskih knjižničarjev Slovenije) and the Slovene Writers’ Association (Društvo slovenskih pisateljev).
- The project is co-funded by the Ministry of Culture in the amount of 80,000 EUR in 2016 and 2017 and in the amount of 75,000 EUR in 2018 and 2019.
Some of the projects mentioned above, which are part of the Implementation Plan for Time Period 2016–2017 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem program za mladino 2013-2022 za leti 2016 in 2017) and The Implementation Plan for the Period 2018–2019 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013–2022 za leti 2018 in 2019), are described here:
- Funding programmes for Slovenian film heritage intended for young people
- This finances programmes of the Slovenian Cinematheque (Slovenska kinoteka), including the Pedagogical Programme for Children and Youth.
- It is co-funded by the Ministry of Culture in the amount of roughly 23,000 EUR in 2016 and 2017..
- Week of cultural heritage (Teden kulturne dediščine)
- This is a national interdepartmental project. The goal of the Cultural Heritage Week is to increase the content of heritage-related content in educational processes, in formal and non-formal education.
- The measure includes monitoring the number of primary and secondary schools involved and the number of young people involved (indicators).
- The measure is financed in the amount of 3,500 EUR anuually (in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
- Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.
The national interdepartmental project of Cultural Heritage Week is closely linked to the Europe-wide project, Days of European Cultural Heritage, and represents its upgrading in terms of the development of the target audience (children and young people). The goal of Cultural Heritage Week is to increase the content of heritage-related content in educational processes, in both formal and non-formal education.
- Obtaining additional knowledge for young people in the field of cultural activities within the framework of the Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities (Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti)
- This promotes adapted training and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge and experience to young people (especially in the field of cultural heritage).
- It is co-funded by the Ministry of Culture in the amount of 400,000 EUR per year.