Topics: Bottom-up cultural centers; Revitalization of industrial heritage; Private-to-Public or Public-to-Civic partnerships in cultural sector?
*Discussion language: English
Mateja Demšič, Head of the Department for Culture of the City of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Igor Baković, Senior Mayor Advisor – Specialist for Culture and Science, City of Split (Croatia)
Jean Baptiste Cuzin, Director, French Institute in Serbia (France)
Aleksandar Velinovski, founder Public Room – Skopje (Macedonia)
Egbert Fransen, founder Parkhuis de Zwijger – Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Prof. Milena Šešić Dragićević, UNESKO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade (Serbia)
Moderator: Ivan Lalić, founder, Mikser House – Beograd i Sarajevo (Srbija)
The cultural sector offers a great and unexplored potential for partnerships. Partnerships in the area of culture can bridge the funding gap of public entities, provide interesting investment opportunities for the private sector, but require environmentally and socially sound approaches that respect and benefit local communities. Such partnerships require the development of national legal, institutional, policy and administrative enabling environments, and offer opportunities to develop capacities, transfer of knowledge and excellence, and foster entrepreneurship. In which ways can we create win-win innovative, sustainable and equitable partnerships between private, civil and public actors?