Programme grant: € 17,500,000 - EEA Financial Mechanism

                                      € 3,088,236 - State budget of the SR

Programme Operator: Government Office of the Slovak Republic

Donor Programme partner(s): Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage  / Riksantikvaret

                                                          Arts Council Norway / Kulturrådet

Pre-defined projects:

1. Pro Monumenta II

2. Revitalisation of the Gardens of the Estate of Rusovce (ROGER)

3. Red Monastery – Reborn

Programme focus:

The programme objective is "Social and economic development strengthened through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management".

Programme includes two main outcomes – one is focused on restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage and another is focused on the improvement of access to contemporary arts.

The first outcome will support enhancement of the cultural heritage condition through projects implemented within call for projects proposals focused on restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage for the reuse or further use of cultural monuments and to foster entrepreneurial potential, the ambition is that at least 30 % of the projects are implemented in partnership with entities from the Donor States. One Call for proposal within the first outcome will be announced with the total allocation € 10,539,725.

The second outcome will support improvement of the access to contemporary arts through implementation of the small grant scheme project which will include two Calls for proposals. Small grant scheme will support projects on capacity development of cultural players and audience development, resulting in the organisation of events targeting audience’s interest in culture and arts and their involvement in culture and arts. It will also support the projects focused on the events dedicated to artistic freedom and/or freedom of expression, events focused on raising awareness about minority culture and involvement of educational institutions.