Contemporary Art Center

Programme for Rural Development

Programme for rural development of CAC was established in 1999 and until than we are working different projects dedicated for cultural and social development of rural regions. Also in the frame of our activities in the field we offer free consultancy for rural communities for different projects and help in fulfilment of application forms, as a result of this activity more than 500.000 EUR are invested in different infrastructural and other projects in the villages of Macedonia. 
During Last five years we successfully realized following project:
Small Tradition – Big Values 2004/5, granted with 35.000 CHF by Royal Netherlands Embassy in Macedonia, aimed at presenting and preserving of the values of Macedonians with Islamic confession from Reka region (Radika river valley), Reka cultural summer established as yearly activity; Living heritage Programme I and II in 2005/6, granted with 25.000 CHF by Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia (FOSIM) with aim Promotion of local heritage and crafts of more than 40 local communities in Macedonia; Small Door Community Cultural Initiatives 2005/8 granted with 125.000 CHF by Swiss Cultural Programme Macedonia, project resulted with Established Multimedia art centre in Tetovo, renovated and functional House of Culture in village of Rostushe, and Municipality authorities of Tearce and Rostushe start with financing of Local culture; Cultural needs tastes and habits of citizens of Serbia and Macedonia 2005 granted with 18.000 CHF from Civic Committee Nish, Serbia. Project result was: Collected and analysed data’s about Cultural needs, tastes and habits of citizens of Serbia and Macedonia; Platform for Cultural and Social development of Western Balkans 2007/8 granted with 36.000 CHF by East East Partnership Beyond Borders of Soros foundations network, Result: Platform created, organized international conference dedicated to rural development, 5 small action grants given to local communities in Western Balkans

 


Selected project of Programme for Rural Development of CAC – Skopje

 

Project in Macedonia: 


2004 - 2005 - Small Traditions – Big Values, project in rural communities;
2003 - Culture for Everybody, project in rural communities; 
2004 - 2007 - Small Door, Culture initiatives in Communities; 
2006 - Cultural needs, habits and taste of citizens of Serbia and Macedonia, sociological research (Regional project) 
2005-2006 - Fair of Living Heritage, Skopje

Regional project:


2006 - 2007 - Project: Cultural needs, habits and taste of citizens of Serbia and Macedonia, sociological research; (Regional project: Macedonia, Serbia) 
2009 - 2012 - Project: Rural Community Culture (Regional project: Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Hercegovina.
2011 - 2012 - Project: Western Balkan Rural Communities Cultural connections and cooperation.
2011 - Project: Western Balkan Rural Communities Cultural connections and cooperation; Regional meeting and training of local cultural practitioners, municipality representatives and local NGOs from rural regions of Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece,
08 - 10 June, 2011 Hotel Srna, Mavrovo.