We are happy to inform you that we’ve kickstarted our Regional Lab: New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an Innovative and Sustainable Bottom-up Development of Regional Collaboration (REG.lab) project.
Coordinated by the Kooperativa platform, the project brings together networks and cultural centres from six countries of the ex-Yugoslav region: Anibar (Kosovo), Društvo Asociacija (Slovenia), Jadro Association (North Macedonia), Operacija grad (Croatia), Asocijacija NKSS (Serbia) and OKC Abrašević (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Drawing on the innovative practices developed on the independent cultural scenes, our aim is to offer a framework and infrastructure for exchanging, strengthening and advocating new, democratic and participatory models of governance, as well as for region-wide activity and mutual support of independent cultural actors.
During a three-year period, we will implement various activities, including discursive and educational programs, advocacy and publishing. Through this intensive collaboration we will attempt to offer a regional, solidary response to the crisis of not only our cultural sectors, but also the wider democratic processes in our societies.
Further updates on our activities will be coming soon.
The project is co-funded by the European Union, Creative Europe programme, as part of the open call aimed at strengthening cultural cooperation and competetiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans.