From 19 to 23 January 2020, 12 professionals from Slovenia's cultural and creative sector visited the Netherlands. The visit was organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut in collaboration with DutchCulture and Motovila, Centre for the Promotion of Cooperation in the Cultural and Creative Sectors.
The 12 professionals visited selected Dutch cultural organisations and locations with the aim of stimulating transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation, mobility and synergies between different operators and institutions in the cultural and creative sectors of Slovenia and the Netherlands. In addition to Motovila, representatives of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Otok Institute and Kinoatelje had the opportunity to meet colleagues from the architecture, design, cultural history, film and AV sectors and experience different cultural and artistic locations and events in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Motovila, an NGO based in Ljubljana, is active in strengthening the capacities and internationalisation of the cultural and creative sector by offering activities in areas such as EU programmes and cultural policy, international cooperation and mobility, project and event management, fundraising and public development, and new business models. Motovila also hosts the Creative Europe Desk Slovenia. MAO is the Slovenian national museum for architecture, photography, urban planning, and industrial and graphic design that coordinates the Future Architecture Platform supported by Creative Europe. Otok Institute, an NGO active in Ljubljana and Izola, has as its main activities the development and promotion of film culture, the organisation of the international Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival, film education and the involvement of local youth and population. Kinoatelje is a Slovenian-Italian film institution (NGO) that organises the cross-border film festival Tribute to a Vision, which takes place in seven cities in Slovenia and in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy. It organises film education events throughout the year and also focuses on cultural tourism.
The guests were: Motovila's Sabina Briški Karlić, Tanja Kos, Maša Ekar, Ines Kežman and Mateja Lazar; OTOK Institute's Varja Močnik and Mateja Zorn; and the Museum of Architecture and Design /Centre for Creativity's Anja Zorko and Mika Cimolini.