Croatia/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

The principles of promoting identity and diversity, supporting creativity and participation in cultural life were set up in 1990 as part of the declared cultural policy objectives in Croatia and have not been significantly changed since then. These principles are being put into practice in the following way:

  • diversification by encouraging cultural creativity and innovation; tolerance and inclusion of cultural minority groups (see chapter 4.2.4), and by financing activities of various cultural interests: high culture, alternative culture, pop culture, ethnic cultures , etc.;
  • support for creativity through fiscal measures such as paying social, health and retirement benefits for registered freelance artists, and support for participation by funding amateur artists' associations; and
  • identity affirmation and dynamic reconstruction through interplay between cultural traditions and cultural development.

Chapter published: 04-05-2017


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