Culture of Slovenia


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Slovenia - Guest of Honour Country at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2024

Over 900 titles for children and teenagers are published in Slovenia annually, representing almost a quarter of all book production. The appearance of Slovenia as honorary guest at the Bologna Children's Book Fair is a unique opportunity to focus attention on our book publishing industry and rich creativity and tradition in the field of books for children and young adults.

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Bologna Childrens Book Fair 2024 Andreja Peklar.jpg An award-winning picture book The Moon and I by illustrator Andreja Peklar.

Open House Slovenia Festival

Every year, the largest architecture festival in Slovenia, Open House Slovenia Festival, allows architecture enthusiasts and members of the public to visit architectural projects across the country free of charge. The aim of the festival is to present examples of the best practices of contemporary Slovenian architectural production and important cultural heritage as part of Slovenian culture and national identity.

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5 OHS Ogled Centra Rog gradbišče 2023 foto Pia Kreže.jpg A visit to the construction site of the new production space in Ljubljana, Center Rog. Author: Pia Kreže

Week of Slovenian Drama

Organised annually by the Prešeren Theatre Kranj since 1971, the prestigious theatre festival Week of Slovenian Drama presents the most successful performances based on a Slovene play or text and staged in the last season by Slovene theatres. The festival, which usually runs for nearly 2 weeks, concludes with a ceremony at which several awards are bestowed. The Grum Award is given for the best original Slovene play and the Award for a young playwright is given to the best play written by a young Slovene playwright. The Grün-Filipič Award is awarded for excellence in dramaturgy. Two awards are given for the best staging of a Slovene play appearing at the festival: the Šeligo Award, decided on by an expert jury, and the Audience Award, voted for by the festival audience.

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TSD 24 IG 1080x1080-the week.png Visual identity for the 54th Week of Slovenian Drama, 2024. Author: Damjan Ilić (Grupa Ee) database

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Slovene art abroad 2010 – 2024

Current events

  • 11 Apr 2024


    14 Apr 2024

    United Kingdom of Great Britain Glasgow,London,Manchester 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire,Academy 2,St Lukes



    Three live performances of internationally renowned band Joker Out.

  • 10 Apr 2024


    14 Apr 2024

    Italy Belluno,Bologna,Pesaro,Piacenza Auditorium Santa Margherita,Chiesa dell'Annunziata,Hangar,Locomotiv Club



    Four live performances of the alternative acoustic folk/rock band Širom, featuring [Iztok Koren]], Samo Kutin, and Ana Kravanja.

  • 5 Apr 2024


    21 Apr 2024

    Italy Trieste Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste



    Nine performances of "Cunning Little Lies - Prebrisane male laži", produced by Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste. The play premieres on the 5th of April.

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Festivals in Slovenia

Festivals are up and running!

Our graphic calendar of festivals shows almost 190 festivals in 2023.

Explore all the upcoming festivals at the interactive Festivals in Slovenia infographic.

Festivals in slovenia 2012.jpgThe printed version of the calendar of Festivals in Slovenia in 2012 contains 141 festivals. Later on, in 2019, the festival number rose to 199. Check out the current annual festivalscape.


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Fields of Experimental Music in Slovenia

Luka T. Zagoričnik

Let's take a ride on the term experimental music, which currently mainly defines certain more fringe musical practices, across the expanses of various musical plains, styles and genres. We can apply this (overly) broad term to designate the varied creative simmering in certain segments of the present-day Slovenian music scene. A scene that spans the realms of electro-acoustic music, musique concrète, experimental music in the context of modern classical music, free improvisation, experimental electronic music and sound art as well as their associated present-day trends. This scene is diverse and exceptionally agile. It has developed a strong infrastructure for itself (festivals, concert series, labels, international networks) and exists in the space between self-organising and DIY models and institutional environments.


Zarkolom Tadej Droljc Lunchmeat Festival 2020.jpg Žarkolom, Tadej Droljc at Lunchmeat Festival, 2020

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