Culture and cross-border cooperation

Financing culture in a new financial perspective: 2014-2020

The aim of this project was to identify the development and financing needs of cultural operators such as artists, NGOs, public institutions, initiative groups and private companies. A research based on questionnaires and public debates gathered information about the financial needs of these entities with regard to cultural activities. The project facilitated the dialogue between NGOs active in the field of culture and policy makers and financers.

From a methodological perspective the project implemented a two-way approach in order to reduce the gap between: (a) the perspective of the policy makers and national public policies that need to be respected; (b) the perspective of the cultural operators who have their own development needs.

A questionnaire aiming to identify the financial needs of cultural operators was applied to 150 entities. Moreover, three public debates were organised in Bucharest, Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca with the participation of cultural organisations, public institutions and individual artists. The results of the research are published in a Study on the Financing Needs of Cultural Operators for 2014-2020.