Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation
|Mednarodna ustanova Forum slovanskih kultur|
|Mestni trg 18, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 8 205 2800, 386 (0) 40 814 421|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 256 5738|
|Managed by||Ministry of Culture|
|Andreja Rihter, Director|
|Mateja Jančar, Project manager|
- 5 December to 15 December 2019
Presentations by Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation and authors organiser , , and at the Book Fair(y) in Istria Festival of Books and Authors in ,
- 14 November to 16 November 2019
Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation as a programme guest (among other, presenting 100 Slavic Novels collection, Živa Award, etc.), at the International Cultural Forum in ,
- 9 April to 15 April 2019
Women and the Great War : WWI through women's eyes exhibition created upon the initiative of the Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation) and the partner institutions from eight Slavic countries, in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Slovenia to UNESCO and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Paris, at in ,
- 14 September 2018
The presentation of the Slovenian Alpine Museum, winner of the 2017 Živa Award, and (Slovene Ethnographic Museum) participating in the accompanying programme of the presentation of the Živa Award for the best Slavic museum, organised by the Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation in cooperation with the National Technical Museum of Prague, at in ,
- 5 September to 9 September 2018
Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation presents 100 Slavic Novels collection, with participation of writer more , translator and (Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation), at the Moscow International Book Fair in ,
- 6 August 2018
programme organiser (Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation) gives a lecture titled Why Slavic women writters matter at the conference of the ICOM International Committee for Literary and Composers’ Museums (ICLCM) at in ,
- 31 May to 3 June 2018
The Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation presents Slovenian museums Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovene Ethnographic Museum and Slovenian Alpine Museum, featuring lectures and panel discussions by (Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation), (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana), (Heritage preservation and restoration in Slovenia) and (Association of Slovene Restorers), at the The International Festival Intermuseum at in , organiser more
- 28 November 2017
Presentation of the project 100 Slavic Novels and the authors Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna, at in ,
programme and by the Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation, supported by
- 24 August to 28 August 2016
A presentation of Slovenian literature at the national stand, a lecture by Slovene Writers’ Association) and 100 Slavic Novels, a project by the Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation, organised by the Slovenian Book Agency in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Beijing at the Beijing International Book Fair at in ,
programme organiser (
- 13 April to 7 May 2015
A screening of Class Enemy, directed by Triglav Film), and A Trip, directed by (Perfo Production), a literary-film evening with , lectures by (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana), (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) and Urban Logar, and a presentation of the Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation at the W samo południe Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Warsaw, at , , in ,
Mission and membership
The Forum aims to preserve and develop cultural values, traditions and contents shared by Slavic-speaking countries. To this end it promotes co-operation among these countries in the cultural, educational and scientific spheres, develops cultural exchanges, organises meetings and provides for the design of joint projects. Achievements in these spheres are presented to the broad international public. The Slovene EU Presidency of 2008 provided a unique opportunity to present the Forum and the achievements of its members to a broad European public.
Members of the Forum include Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine.
In keeping with the standing statute of the Forum, each member country names one member of the Board as well as its own Programme Council (PC). The number of Council members is not limited, however, no more than three members per country can co-operate internationally or take part in international meetings.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures runs three major projects. The 100 Slavic Novels collection is managed by the Slovene Writers’ Association and involves multilateral translations of 10 novels, selected by each member country. The first three Slovenian translations were: The Geographer Drank Away the Globe by Aleksej Ivanov, The First Second Coming by Aleksej Slapovski and a Macedonian novel Alphabet For the Disobedient by Venko Andonovski.
The second major project is Slavic Heritage which fosters exhibition exchanges and the festivals dedicated to film (the Slavic Film Festival) and literature (the Slavic Bridge Festival and the World Literatures - Fabula Festival) while the third part of the programme is dedicated to Youth Exchange.
During 2009 the Forum of Slavic Cultures supported also some small-scale projects in Slovenia. The support was granted for the publishing of Studia Mythologica Slavica and a number of smaller international projects, e.g. a poetry translation workshop Golden Boat in Škocjan, Tomaj and Ljubljana, two international symposia in Ljubljana (Rearticulation – the Law of Capital: History of Oppression, Experimental Theatre Space in Central Europe), a touring of the performance Atelier by , etc.
In October 2009 the Forum supported participation of representatives of Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Ukraine at the international symposium entitled 1989-2009: Religion and the Turnaround in East Central and Southeast Europe organised by.
In 2019 the project about the clothing culture identified the typical elements of the cultural heritage of Slavic nations in unique collections of the fashion designers of the younger and middle generations from Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia (Jelena Proković) and Serbia. The exhibition took place at the beginning of the year 2020 at the Historical Atrium of the City Hall Atria in Ljubljana.
Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site
Since 2014 the foundation and the European Museum Academy have bestowed the Živa Award for the Best Slavic Museum. Since 2018 the jury consisting of 13 museum experts from Slavic countries and the European Museum Academy also selects the winner of the Živa Award for the best Slavic heritage site. More information you could find in the article about the Živa Award.
- Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation website (in 13 Slav languages and English)