"Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions" is a two year project (from March 2016 to March 2018) implemented by the Kultura Nova Foundation with the support of UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
Project focuses on the existing and emerging models of innovative cultural institutions which are arising from sharing creative spaces based on the principles of participatory governance.
By looking into relevant stakeholders (public authorities and bodies, civil society organizations & NGOs, creative industries and local community representatives), project specifically focuses on investigating their active involvement in planning, decision-making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programming of innovative institutions. In order to propose models that could most adequately respond to the needs of innovative organizational arrangements, the project explores the changes in the socio-political context and cultural and social role of innovative institutions in the context of sustainable cultural development. This implies examination of the policy design and the possibilities it offers in enabling and developing participatory governance models in culture. Furthermore, it includes mapping of the corresponding examples and best practices of participatory governance in culture in Croatia and across Europe. The project will result with co-creation and production of publication about participatory governance in culture which purpose is to assist the systematic process of designing, conducting, following up and contributing to the development of strategic approaches to participatory governance. Ultimately, the project aims at strengthening the links and interconnections between civil society sector, public sector and local community thus enabling sustainable development of cultural sector.
Please find more information about the project here.