Section for Performing Arts, Ministry of Culture
Slovene performing arts production is prolific and internationally renowned. The ministry of supports regularly 11 theatre institutions - the three national theatre houses (Ljubljana, Maribor and Nova Gorica) and the eight municipal public theatre institutions (two puppetry theatres in Ljubljana and Maribor, two theatre houses in Ljubljana, and one theatre house each in Celje, Ptuj, Kranj and Koper). National support covers the programme costs (production and post-production) as well as salaries, running costs and equipment for the 8 theatre houses (and only programme costs of Ptuj, Kranj and Koper theatre houses which are co-funded by the municipalities). The extent of the support is determined annually when the institutions are called to present to the Ministry their next year's programme.
The public cultural programmes and projects by other organisations are supported via public tenders that are usually published in autumn. Four-year or two year support is given to the selected non-governmental organisations who have shown their long-term excellence in production and post-production, programming of some performing arts venues, organisation of international festivals and international touring.
Annual tenders or calls for project support are open to all organisations or individuals who create new performing arts projects or present their successful recent productions internationally.
Other support possibilities include open calls for individual freelance artists who can compete for a residency at the Ministry's New York, Berlin, London or Vienna studios.
Evaluation of programmes and project applications is made by an expert jury for performing arts appointed by the Minister.
- Creativity Directorate, Ministry of Culture
- Sector for Arts, Ministry of Culture