This is the fourth year in a row of cooperation between SIGIC and the Centre for Creativity, dedicated once again to strengthening the capacities of Slovenian music professionals and all those who want to become one. This time, it takes the form of a traveling series, which will feature six Slovenian regional centres. The first report will be sent from Trainstation SubArt in Kranj, 9–11 March.
The Music Slovenia: Regional – Special series is an upgrade of previous glasbeni posel workshops, which SIGIC held in cooperation with the Platform of the Centre for Creativity from 2018 to 2020. Updated with new content and new locations, events will take place in Kranj, Novo mesto, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Maribor, and Ljubljana. Each operation will open up issues and develop themes addressed by the modern music industry, while the focus will remain on regional music and the wider cultural scene, together with its participants.
The first event available to audiences online comes to us from Trainstation SubArt in Kranj. Trainstation SubArt is one of the most important cultural centres and music venues in the Gorenjska region, which organises concerts on a continuous basis while also providing young people with many other cultural and artistic activities that encourage their creativity and social participation.
All shows will be broadcast via social networks, and will later be made available for viewing via the Music Slovenia website. Panelists and other participants will be announced at the Facebook event in the coming days.
The program is part of the Music Slovenia project, which is implemented by SIGIC – Slovenian Music Information Centre within the Platform Centre for Creativity, supported by the Centre for Creativity at the Museum for Architecture and Design. The Centre for Creativity platform is co-financed by the European Union from the European Fund for Regional Development and the Republic of Slovenia.
Tue, 9 Mar 2021
The domestic music scene in the time of the pandemic
The music industry was surely one of the first cultural victims of the current pandemic, and recovery from such will probably take the longest. How are domestic music professionals whose survival depends on live music events handling the circumstances so limited with COVID-19 and related countermeasures? What are the compensatory measures that the state has taken so far, and what are the prospects for the future? Has the pandemic connected the music scene or further fragmented it? And who is fighting for it at all?
Wed, 10 Mar 2021
Presentation of the Creativity Centre Platform
With the Centre for Creativity, Slovenia has joined the map of countries that officially recognize the special importance of the field of cultural and creative industries and their impact on the national economy as well as the international recognition of the country. The Centre for Creativity has been operating since 2017 under the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. It has various instruments designed to support the development of the domestic cultural and creative sector, and within the CZK Platform it also assigns special importance to connecting, networking, and other forms of exchange of knowledge and good practice among local creatives.
Nikola Sekulović: A look into the future of the music industry
Throughout various points in history, musicians have reflected on social changes, have been a part of or adapted to them, and in some cases also predicted or even triggered them. Over the past few decades the music industry has been marked by the impact of technological developments on the processes of production, distribution, and consumption of musical content. A live concert as the last fortress of the good old analogue world, also succumbed to digitization with the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the ramifications of this long-lasting change and how did the Slovenian music market react? What are the changes in the behaviour of music consumers; and how are domestic music creatives and others for whom the music business is their primary source of livelihood adapting? What does the future hold? Nikola Sekulović, a veteran of the music business, will try to provide some answers to these questions.
Četrtek, 11. marec 2021
Beautiful Gorenjska, for whom and where?
Each expedition of the Regional-Special campaign aims to pay special attention to local and regional cultural scenes and music policies, while exploring the impact of regional cultural centres on the cultural life of the wider region. What is the condition of Gorenjska compared to other Slovenian regions? Which spaces and modes of operation are examples of good practice for the broader scene, how do they connect? What are the relations with local governments, how much attention does the city place on a diverse and quality musical offering as one of the foundations of public interest in culture? How does the Gorenjska cultural scene intervene and connect outside Gorenjska, in other regions and beyond?
Part of the following programme:
Creative and cultural organisations co-creating the support environment for sector development