Asociacija aims to secure sustainable conditions and systematic support for professional non-governmental producers and independent creators in Slovenia. The network started as informal activities in 1992 and has grown into a professionally coordinated organization providing advocacy and support services to its members and others in the field of independent culture.
We are fulfilling our mission through:
(1) connecting, articulating and advocating for common interests of our members in relation to various decision-making structures;
(2) continuous and structured advocacy activities and policy formation proposals (at the local, national, Western Balkans and European level);
(3) cultural sector promotion by informing, organizing events and researching cultural policies;
(4) networking at the local, national and European level;
(5) connecting with strategic partners and internationalization of our activities;
(6) encouraging partnerships within and outside of the NGO cultural sector;
(7) capacity building for NGOs through counselling, educating, mentoring etc.
Asociacija is a democratic network of creators in the field of independent culture, who share experiences and build a strong advocacy organization together. It is based on professional competencies, in-depth acquittance with the field and building partnership relations with decision makers in order to improve the conditions in culture sphere, while also offering support to its members with a widespread peer-to-peer network.
We want to be a strong and stable partner when it comes to the mutual efforts of identifying culture as a driver of development thorough our advocacy and support activities. We strive for a cultural policy system that encourages diversity of artistic expression and creates equal possibilities for access to cultural contents for all.
inclusive democracy, solidarity, equality, transparency, structured social dialogue, sustainable development.
Asociacija is a membership organisation. You can access the list of all members here.
Asociacijo is coordinated by employed professionals who are supervised by the management board and once a year, all members meet at the general assembly.
Tadej Meserko, Office Head, Professional Associate
(tadej.meserko [at] asociacija.si)
Maruša Golob, Professional Associate: Self-employed Advocacy Expert
(marusa.golob [at] asociacija.si)
We are available via email or by telephone daily from 9:00 to 15:00 at +386 51 773 611.
Our office is located on the 5th floor of Dalmatinova 4, 1000 Ljubljana.
President: Inga Remeta/Gledališče Glej
Vicepresident: Borut Pelko/Zavod Lokalpatriot (also responsible for local cultural policies)
Vicepresident: Uroš Veber/Zavod Projekt Atol (also responsible for the field of intellectual property)
Visual arts: Tadej Pogačar/Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Intermedia: Jurij Krpan/Zavod Kersnikova
Performative arts: Uroš Kaurin/Moment
Music: Špela Trošt/Zavod Sploh
Support activities and cultural heritage: Urška Jež/Mesto žensk
Self-employed: Irena Pivka/Zavod Cona
Publishing, media and film: Janez Janša/Zavod Maska
International cooperation: Nataša Zavolovšek/Zavod Exodos
Research and analysis: Joško Pajer/Zavod Škuc
Media: Polona Torkar/Radio Študent
We cooperate with partners on the local, national, regional and international level. We are part of a regional Western Balkans network Kooperativa and members of Culture Action Europe on the EU level.
Please direct all your inquiries to the following addresses:
info [at] asociacija.si
Name: Društvo Asociacija
Official address: Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana
Office location: Dalmatinova 4, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: 01/43 41 244 (telefon) 051/ 773 611 (mobilnik)
Vat no.: 38450666
ID no.: 1768875
TRR: SI56 61000 0014575664
Bank: Delavska hranilnica d.d., Miklošičeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana
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