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Social and economic development strengthened through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management
This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoU, the concept note and comments made by the FMC. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.
The Programme Operator is the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic. The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (RA) and the Arts Council Norway (ACN) are the Donor Programme Partners (DPP).
The programme shall support projects within the Programme Area “Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Cooperation”. The programme objective “Social and economic development strengthened through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural Heritage management” will be attained through two outcomes:
The programme shall support the outcome “Cultural heritage conditions enhanced” (Outcome 1) by way of one call for proposals on restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage for the reuse or further use of cultural monuments and to foster entrepreneurial potential, and two pre-defined projects (PDPs): “Pro Monumenta II” (PDP no. 1) and “Red Monastery – Reborn” (PDP no. 2).
The ambition is that at least 30% of the projects under the outcome “Cultural heritage conditions enhanced” (Outcome 1) are implemented in partnership with entities from the Donor States.
The programme shall support the outcome “Access to contemporary arts improved” (Outcome 2) by way of one small grant scheme (SGS) which shall be implemented by way of two calls for proposals. The SGS shall support projects on capacity development of cultural players and audience development, resulting in the organisation of events targeting audience’s interest in culture and arts and their involvement in culture and arts, events dedicated to artistic freedom and/or freedom of expression, events focused on raising awareness about minority culture and involvement of educational institutions.
At least € 2.5 million shall be available for a small grants scheme addressing contemporary art and culture, as well as the promotion of bilateral exchange of living art.
No more than 60% of the total eligible expenditure of the programme shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).
The programme shall focus on the role that art, culture and cultural heritage play in local and regional development; emphasis shall be put on the potential of the cultural and creative sectors in relation to social and economic development and their ability to reach out to the broader public. Measures addressing less developed and disadvantaged geographical areas and communities, valorisation of cultural heritage, as well as facilitating networking between service providers shall be prioritised.
The relevant public institution(s) in the Slovak Republic in charge of the policy area in question, including the Ministry of Culture, shall be actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the programme, specifically as member(s) of the Cooperation Committee.
This programme shall contribute to greater awareness about the culture of social, ethnic and cultural minorities and groups, including the Roma population.
€ 125,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.