|Culture.si, portal za mednarodno sodelovanje|
|Rimska 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Founded by||Ministry of Culture|
|Managed by||Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory|
|Živa Zupan, Coordinator|
|Alenka Pirman, Editor|
|Helena Pivec, Editor|
|Jana Renée Wilcoxen, Language Editor|
- 28 October 2014
An artist talk by artist-in-residence Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tel Aviv, at in , programme and a presentation of the portal Culture.si by (
Culture.si offers four major services: an up to date address book, images and logo collectionc for download and re-use according to their specific licences, calendar of international events, and referential articles on Slovene culture.
Over 3,000 articles, complete with profiles and contacts, are continuously updated and complemented. Each article is edited and proofread for English, providing also referential translations of the names of Slovene cultural organisations and institutions.
They are tagged with over 400 different categories so that many useful lists can be obtained, for example: Brass band music, Comic art exhibition organisers, Cultural management web resources, Dance residencies, Embassies and consulates in Slovenia, Film periodicals, Literature venues, Museum libraries, Music festival organisers, New media art festivals, Recording studios, Theatre research, Visual arts awards, etc.
Worldwide events from Slovenia
Culture.si publishes a calendar of previously unavailable announcements of cultural events from Slovenia happening around the world with links to relevant articles and selected external links on programmes. The lists of events by field are displayed on thematic portal pages.
Photo and logo collections
In Slovenia the photo collection of Culture.si is the fastest growing independent resource of free images that are available for reuse, also for commercial purposes. They have been obtained from Slovene producers and institutions, from Slovene photographers individually and via SPP Institute for Promotion of Photography, or taken by the Culture.si team, while some were found on the Internet (free licences). The images are included in the Europeana.eu portal through the National and University Library, which acts as a national aggregator.
The logos are provided by their owners, preferably in a vector format. They are available for download and can be used with the permission by their owners if properly attributed (licence CC BY-ND 2.5). This collection is a practical resource for cultural operators and publishers as well as a unique showcase of Slovene visual communications design.
Culture.si provides updated contacts (addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mails and web addresses) that can be searched by the region, discipline or type (producers, venues, festivals etc.).
Culture.si portal is based on the experience with the Art Directories and Cultural Profiles databases project initiated and managed by Visiting Arts in London, conceived by Tim Doling, Managing Editor, and developed by Librios Ltd. The initiative came from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia London) which proposed in 2001 that the data for the "Slovenia Art Directory" should be compiled. Slovenian Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government Communication Office co-funded the first edition of the publication that appeared in 2004 under the title Slovenia Cultural Profile, co-edited by a local researcher and Tim Doling.
From 2002 till 2008 the maintenance of the Slovenia Cultural Profile, a comprehensive online database, English-language guide to culture in Slovenia, aimed at both cultural professionals and the general public, was actively supported by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with the British Council Slovenia. In 2008, on the occasion of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency, the 2nd edition of the Slovenia Cultural Profile appeared.
The collection of data that had been compiled and developed for the Slovenia Cultural Profile with financial support from the Ministry of Culture provided the basis for the newly organised, updated, and redesigned MediaWiki Culture.si database.
Semantic MediaWiki cultural portal
In 2009 the Ministry of Culture initiated its own cultural portal for those seeking international cooperation with Slovenia called Culture.si. This flexible public database providing for the needs of the cultural sphere, built with semantic web principles, using open source and open formats, was developed by Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab (2009–2010). Based on the Ministry of Culture's open call for the maintenance and development of the portal for the period 2011–2014, the project has been managed by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory since 2011. Portal Culture.si is funded by the Ministry of Culture.
Culture.si hopes to broaden and promote international cultural cooperation, as well as knowledge and recognition of Slovene culture.
There are several different groups which can benefit from the information offered by Culture.si. Although primarily designed to meet the needs of culture professionals, Culture.si also caters to researchers, students, artists, tourists and anyone looking for information on Slovene cultural institutions, organisations, producers, venues, festivals, heritage, funding, education, support services, etc. Culture professionals may benefit from thorough and regularly updated address books, timeline charts prepared for research purposes, and image and logo banks for easy incorporation into publications. Students of culture may benefit from lists of educational possibilities in Slovenia. Any material found on this portal may be used based on the specified terms.
Wikipedia in English has over 3 million articles but not many of them are related to culture in/from Slovenia. Please, contribute! You can copy and adapt facts or texts from Culture.si by simply acknowledging the source (Culture.si, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia). Make sure to consult the WikiProject Slovenia pages first!
Reports & Factsheets
- Podrobno vsebinsko poročilo o izvedbi projekta Culture SI 2012 (PDF, 877 KB)
- Statistični podatki o stanju spletnega mesta Culture SI 2012 (PDF, 992 KB)
- Priročnik za uporabo spletnega mesta Culture SI (PDF, 980 KB)
- Culture.si_Factsheet (PDF, 180 KB)
- Culture.si portal
- Slovenia Cultural Profile (2002–2007)
- More on the Creative Commons licence, used by Culture.si (CC BY-ND 2.5)
- Culture.si as a case study on Creative Commons wiki
- Strategic Partnership Meeting in Singapore where Culture.si was presented
- WikiProject Slovenia
On Semantic MediaWiki
- Developed and published by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory
- Project co-ordinator:
- Editors: ,
- Language editor:
- Additional proofreading and language editing:
- Worldwide events editor:
- Social media editor:
- Previous social media editor:
- Photo editor:
- Previous photo editors: ,
- Programming & realisation: , , ,
- Design: atelje.Balant
- Strategy and communication:
- Additional communications:
- Photographers: Edi Einspieler, Miha Fras, Janez Gerčar, DK, Žiga Koritnik, Matej Leskovšek, Nada Mihajlović, Borut Peterlin, Simon Pintar - Madpixel, Nada Žgank
Some stocks were obtained with the help of SPP Institute for Promotion of Photography.
- Current writers:
(music), (music), (theatre, danece), (literature), (education, embassies, civil society), , , (achitecture, design), (film), , (music)
- Previous writers: (puppetry), (music), (music), (music), (visual arts), (literature), (glasba), (heritage), (music), (heritage), (visual arts, new media art), (music), (music)
- Consultants (lists reviews): SIGIC, Slovene Music Information Centre (music), (theatre and dance), (film) (architecture, design), (archives), (literature), (visual arts and new media art), and other collaborators of the
- Legal advisor:
- Founded and funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
The Culture.si portal is a complex enterprise and wouldn't be possible without the benevolent help of many individuals. We wish to thank the following:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and many more.