The new Covid-19 coronavirus disease has severely affected the art and cultural sectors, and especially the heritage field. Cultural venues are closed, performances, festivals canceled, museum exhibitions are deserted …
Our mission is therefore very lively and present. Let’s step together, let’s communicate and be responsive!
This autumn, the Forum of Slavic Cultures will confer the seventh Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and the third for the best Slavic heritage site. As many as 22 museums from 12 Slavic countries will be running for the awards this year.
Organised by the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures, the exhibition Transformations: FROM the Slavic Clothing Tradition TO Modern Creations will be on show at the Ljubljana City Hall until 8 March.
The Slavic Groves (Slovanski gaji) project and accompanying programmes bring opportunities for active participation of local communities, civil society, state institutions and the FSC. At the initial meeting of the partners in the project, the mayors and representatives of the Pomurje municipalities got to know the project and gave green light for its beginning.
At its 15th anniversary, the FSC made Slavic literature even more accessible, most notably its flagship 100 Slavic Novels series. It has donated books from this series to several libraries.
In cooperation with the Book Fair(y) in Istria the Forum of Slavic Cultures launched a new programme, Slavenski đardin (the Slavic Garden). At the 25th fair in Pula the programme featured contemporary Russian authors and presented the 100 Slavic Novels at one of the fair’s prestigious locations.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures will continue to cooperate with St. Petersburg. Based on already signed memorandums we are also to partner with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Archives of the Russian Republic of Komi, Russian State Library and Association of Music Museums of Russia. We are also going to strengthen our cooperation with Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures wound up its 15th anniversary year with a social event featuring a number of high-profile guests. The event was organised in cooperation with the Higher Vocational College for Hospitality, Wellness and Tourism Bled, Dr. Janez Bogataj, Bled Municipality and Bled Culture Institute.