Based on the signed agreement with the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the 7th Živa Award with an international conference will take place in Belgrade and Novi Sad, at the time when the official opening of the European Capital of Culture will take place, at the time when the latter hosts the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture.
“I am happy and proud to announce that the 7th conference and Živa Award ceremony will take place in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, from 12 to 15 January 2022. This is yet another opportunity for us to celebrate the wealth and proximity of Slavic languages, traditions, cultural heritage and contemporary museological practices together with other Slavic countries, members of the Forum of Slavic Cultures. At the same time we are sending a message of strong commitment to further development of cultural cooperation between Slavic countries,” said Maja Gojković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia as well as the Chair of the FSK Board.
Conferred by the Forum of Slavic Countries the Živa Award is therefore still alive and well on its course. At the same time it is becoming even more involved in other similar flows of cooperation, thus strengthening the promotion of protection, preservation, education and information on museum collections as well as natural and cultural sites.
Symbolically, the four-day Živa 2020 programme will run in parallel with the official opening of the European Capital of Culture in Novi Sad (with the central ceremony taking place on 13 January 2022), which slogan “For New Bridges” expresses the wish to build new bridges of cooperation and exchange between artists from Novi Sad and Serbia on the one hand and the European culture scene on the other.
The programme of the four-day conference with the Živa 2020 award ceremony is prepared by the Forum of Slavic Cultures in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, foundation Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture, Museum of Yugoslavia and Gallery of Matica Srpska. The latter is also the winner of the first Živa Award for the best Slavic museum, which was conferred in 2014.