Dance Programme, Public Fund for Cultural Activities


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Plesni program, Javni sklad republike Slovenije za kulturne dejavnosti (JSKD)
Štefanova 5, SI-1001 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 0522
Fax386 (0) 1 241 0510
Managed byPublic Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia
Nina Meško, Dance Activities Adviser
Phone386 (0) 1 241 0522

The Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia (JSKD) is one of the most effective cultural networks which, through its central expert unit and 59 branch offices, enables reciprocal interactions between cultural societies, local communities, and state institutions. The JSKD's Dance Programme organises cultural events and educational forms at the national, local and regional levels, and offers a range of information and consulting services in the area of dance.

Every year Živa Festival is organised to feature a selection of short choreographies by young authors, lately it has been accompanied by lectures and discussions at Španski borci Culture Centre.

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The fund makes an annual public call for funding support to cultural associations, supports selected dance activities, organises dance workshops and training for dance pedagogues, as well as supports cooperation between amateur and professional dance activity.

International programme

The Dance Programme of the Public Fund for Cultural Activities organises a traditional competition of young dance performers called Opus 1. Every year a topic for a short dance piece is announced and the jury selects the competitors on the basis of the received videos. The prizes are awarded for the best short dance piece, the best concept and the best dance performance. After 16 successful national competitions, in the year 2009 the competition was opened to international participants. The 4rd International Competition of Young Dance Performers OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2012 with a topic Dance and Literature was held at the Slovene People’s Theatre (SLG) Celje.

In March 2011 the first international Conference on Dance Medicine, which was conceived by Ingrid Kerec, was organised by the JSKD dance section at the Španski borci Culture Centre in Ljubljana. The event brought together dancers, dance teachers, doctors and physiotherapists to share their knowledge on healthy dance training, the specifics of dance health and the related medicine.

The JSKD is a member of European Cultural Cooperation (ECuCo) and of the European Network of the Voluntary and Amateur Arts (ENVAA).

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