Promotion of cultural and artistic creativity of Montenegro on international events
Key objectives of the measure are joint presentation of Montenegrin culture on referential international events, as well as co-financing of individual international authorial projects and residencies.
The Ministry of Culture has introduced special Public call since 2013 - for preparation and organization of joint presentation of Montenegrin culture at referential international book fairs and film festivals, as the form of stimulus for earning international recognition and promotion of Montenegrin creative work. Projects are, according to legal criteria, valued and chosen by an expert commission which members are referential cultural experts and authors.
By giving support through this incentive measure, the continuity of presentation of Montenegrin production and authors at the most important film festivals is provided: Cannes Film festival and Berlinale, as well as at the most referential book fairs in: Leipzig, Lecce, Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo. Among expected results are also: greater mobility of artists and experts in culture, their more intensive networking with cultural actors at international level, improved quality of domestic production, the exchange of experiences and greater transparency and promotion of Montenegrin creativity and creative potential, increased number of common international projects.
In the period 2013-2016 through this measure, by annual Public call of Ministry of Culture, 13 projects of joint promotion of Montenegrin culture were supported in total, with 530.850,00 euros.
Key conclusions are derived from the reports on realization submitted by realizers and implementers. The Ministry of Culture notes that almost all the projects on an annual basis are realized, while experts committees before and after the next Public call determine the quality level of realization and the need for innovation and for perseverance of continuity of certain projects.