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The analysis of cultural policy models and funding mechanisms of the culture sector in EasternEurope

07.10.2022  |  Analytics & Research   |  BY_culture,  
The analysis of cultural policy models and funding mechanisms of the culture sector in EasternEurope

Belarusian experts culture have developed an analytical document.

The independent culture sector had an impact of several structural issues, especially in post-socialist countries. One of many issues is connected with the funding mechanism of culture sector. There is a need for redefining and reconsidering of these aspects because of the ineffective or non-transparent models. It has to be done if we strive for sustainability of cultural organizations and civil society initiatives and, eventually, plurality provided by the third sector (civil society) involvement in cultural activities.

In particular, our greatest challenges in this area are in the fields of culture and art. These fields are under heavy repression and lots of artists lost their jobs, got a career ban or had to emigrate. In January -March 2022 The Belarusian Council for Culture with the support of Danish Cultural Institute and in cooperation with the partners from Coalition of the Independent Cultural Sector of Moldova (Moldova), CuMa Lab (Georgia) and Belarusian PEN Centre conducted a series of seminars to present and discuss the cultural policy models of several countries in Eastern Europe titled “Inclusive Cultural Policies, Open Institutions and Transparent Funding Mechanisms for Culture in Eastern Neighborhood Region”.

This analytical document was prepared by the Belarusian experts and it is based on a series of seminars and the documents provided by the experts with the involvement of International NGO Eurobelarus and Forum Civ:

The analysis of cultural policy models and funding mechanisms of the culture sector in Eastern Europe

Document in PDF format: in Belarusian and English

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