Authors: Jaka Primorac, Nina Obuljen Koržinek and Aleksandra Uzelac

Title of article: Access to culture in Croatian cultural policy: moving towards explicit policies

Journal: International Journal for Cultural Policy (2017, Vol 23, no.5)

Editor: Oliver Bennett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Year: 2017

ISSN 1028-6632 (Print)

ISSN 1477-2833 (Online)

In the article through the analysis of the access to culture issue in the Croatian cultural policy agenda, the authors illustrate the current cultural policy developments in Croatia in the broader European context. Taking the differentiation between explicit and implicit policies at both macro and micro level the authors analyse discourses on access to culture in the Croatian cultural policy at the constitutional level, parliamentary political parties’ level, the governmental level and the level of cultural organisations. On the one hand the policies regarding access to culture remain mostly implicit and revolve around traditional models connected to instruments dating back to socialism; while on the other selected cultural organisations develop instruments for fostering it where European projects have an influence. The orientation more towards cultural production issues and less to access to culture and cultural participation issues draws similarities of cultural policy developments in Croatia with the general European cultural policy framework.


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