At the invitation of President of the FSK Board, Maja Gojković, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Media, and Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Forum of Slavic Cultures attended the Russian-Serbian Cultural Forum in Belgrade.
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.
With epidemiological situation in most Slavic countries improving and control measures relaxing the judges for the Živa Award are ready to visit the nominated museums in person. Should that not be possible for all of the museums the visit and evaluation will take place remotely. The 7th Živa Award ceremony for the Best Slavic Museum and Heritage Site will take place in September 2021.
Instead of meeting in Belgrade (Serbia) in person, our judges for Živa Award 2020 held their regular annual meeting online. They shared their experiences during the pandemic in their respective countries, reported on the responses of Živa Award candidates and adopted the decision to move the opening ceremony to autumn 202
In the framework of the VIII International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg the FSC presented Živa sculptures to the best Slavic Museum 2019 and the best Slavic heritage site. At a special round table the representatives of Russian and Slavic museums discussed the significance of Slavic heritage in the global context.