Milena Dragićević Šešiš

Sanjin Dragojević

Organizational Development, Capacity Building and Sustainibility of Non-Governmental Organizations: The Case Study of the Program Kultura Nova

Summary

Kultura Nova is a three-year program established jointly by the European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam and four Funds for Open Society from the region of Southeastern Europe (Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). It seeks to build the capacity of cultural organizations included and to reflect on the problems of identity and sustainability they face within their local communities. The Program encourages professional cultural managers to attend national and regional workshops; to analyze organizational strengths and weaknesses and to focus on organizational strategic development plans. These are then implemented within three-year funding schemes. Authors of the text have been creators of the Program methodology and its national coordinators in Serbia and Croatia.