AKCIJA Sarajevo is an independent cultural NGO founded in 1998. In the first five years of its existence, organization’s mission was focused on the development and promotion of independent and alternative youth culture, with organization of the concerts and international music festival FUTURA as its main activity. Later, the mission of the organization has been updated and it started to focus on non-production activities in the field of culture, meaning that we don’t primarily produce cultural content (music, festival, theatre, dance, etc.) but we start to function as so called “support intersectoral cultural organization”. Our aims changed towards improvement of the systemic conditions and context for the cultural production in Bosnia and Herzegovina trough research, education and advocacy. AKCIJA has started first series of debates, lectures, workshops and training sessions for the cultural operators in BiH in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with the aim to raise the capacities of the sector.

One of our most current projects is supported by USAID with the aim to increase the capacities of the organisation to become a leading civil society organisation in the field of culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. AKCIJA is selected as partner in the field of culture among 12 other sectors. The project which starts from 1st October 2014 has aim to create the network of cultural operators in the country, to research and advocate the changes of the cultural policies, and to disseminate the information about the cultural field in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Akcija je neprofitna organizacija osnovana 1998. od strane grupe mladih ljudi sa iskustvom u oblasti medija i nezavisne kulture, okupljene kako bi utjecala na kreiranje i ostvarivanje progresivnih kulturnih politika i praksi. 

U svom pristupu Akcija nastoji zagovarati sistemske promjene u sektoru kulture u BiH. To se može postići insistiranjem na znanju i kompetencijama, oslanjanjem na relevantne policy analize, advocacy aktivnosti, umrežavanje i edukativne programe. Poseban naglasak stavlja se na prikupljanje informacija i educiranje ključnih aktera u sektoru kulture, kao i na kolektivno djelovanje, partnerstva unutar sektora kulture, te intersektorsku saradnju. 

Akcija vidi kulturu kao javno dobro,  koja kao takva zahtijeva neophodnu sistemsku pažnju za dobrobit svih građana. Kultura je važan faktor za društvenu koheziju i ličnu i kolektivnu emancipaciju. Također, kultura ima obrazovni i ekonomski značaj, kao i potencijal za promicanje ukupne slike o zemlji u međunarodnom kontekstu.