KULTURANOVA — using independent culture and cultural entrepreneurship to create links between people and organisations & encourage positive social change!
Kulturanova is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on the development of independent culture and cultural entrepreneurship to encourage positive social change, improve the position of creative people in the city of Novi Sad and its region, and raise awareness on social issues. The organisation also advocates for creativity as a lever for economic development. Throughout Kulturanova’s activities, the following values are highlighted: interculturalism – peacebuilding – cultural diversity – inclusion and equality – intersectoral, minority and human rights – cultural democratisation – and active citizenship through participation in cultural activities. The association considers cultural rights as an important part of human rights. Kulturanova also encourages youth creativity through art education, the production of cultural content and the promotion of public policies in the field of culture and youth. For instance, they have developed the programme Teatarnova to develop the theatre skills of young people, and the programme Muzikanova to give them a chance to create and promote their own musical content.
Staff members: 1-5
Expertise: Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices
Target group: Young people (13-30 years old) / students — Refugees & migrants — Roma — LGBTQIA+ — Women — Policy-makers — Cultural workers from cultural centres and other cultural organisations — Artists / independent cultural workers — Experts of culture or other specialties
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects — International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Event management — Artistic creation / production — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Research and publications — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Networking / cooperation — Advocacy / Policy
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Amateur art — Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices — Historical sites and buildings (tangible culture heritage) — Folk culture, traditions, etc (intangible culture heritage) — Digital arts — Film, video — Publishing
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Young people (13-30 years old) — Gender & sexual orientation equality — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — International(isation) and mobility — Voluntary art / work
EU/International cooperation: TRAINART (Creative Europe, 5 partners, aim: giving new skills to cultural producers and artists by focusing on two particular fields of the Cultural and Creative Industries: management models for cultural spaces and artistic interventions in non-conventional contexts) — Z ELEMENTS (Creative Europe, 3 partners aim: developing artistic experiences and exchanges to explore how traditional and analog artistic expressions can involve and attract a younger audience from Generation Z) — CREATIVE SOFT SKILLS (Erasmus+, 4 partners, aim: producing a methodology able to identify, strengthen and recognize artists’ soft skills and facilitate the connection between artists and the labour market through the certification of creative soft skills) — PORT OF DREAMERS (Creative Europe, 2 partners, topics related to the European migrant crisis, focusing on the Balkan route countries) — CAREERS IN THE COMMON GOOD (4 partners, building careers for 18-25 year-old Europeans and supporting Europeans over 25 already working on developing a project in their organisation or community)
Priorities for the network: Sharing experience — Cooperation between member organisations on mutual projects — Contributing to spread ENCC network in the Western Balkans