Presentation of JSKD


Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities was established by law in 1996 (It was them known as Republic of Slovenia Fund for Free Time Cultural Activities, the current name was decided on the Law on Public Funds in 2000). By leaving out the “free time” label, it expanded its role of operation. In addition to taking care of amateur cultural societies and their associations, the fund has begun to act as a cultural intermediary and has carried out organisational and administrative tasks for local communities. Thus, it has been the main driver of cultural politics everywhere, particularly outside the city centres. In 2010, the National Assembly passed a new Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 29/10). An important novelty was the introduction of data collection for shaping the expert groundwork for the fund’s work, controlling the results and the effects of financing, monitoring the fulfilment of contractual obligations by the performers of programmes and projects and monitoring the state of amateur cultural activities and informing the public about financing programmes and projects.

Today, the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities is one of the most effective cultural networks in the country, enabling omnidirectional communication between more than 5,000 cultural societies with nearly 110,000 members, local communities, 59 regional branch offices, the central professional service and state institutions. Together, we create over 25,000 events per year, which are viewed by nearly 4 million people.

Key Development Milestones


Formal establishment of the Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Amateur Cultural Activities (SLKD), which takes over the implementation of the national cultural programme in the area of amateur cultural activities.


The beginning of activities of the Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Amateur Cultural Activities and creation of a network of 45 regional branch offices.


Expansion and final establishment of a network of 59 regional branch offices.


Transformation into Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) and extension of activities and tasks.


The adoption of Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities Act and a new act for establishing the Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities.


Establishment of the JSKD Study Centre with the purpose of implementation of systematic activities in the area of research, analytics and education, granting financial incentives, residential projects, projects from European resources and the documentation activities of the fund.


Key Fields in Activities of JSKD

Care for Amateur Culture

JSKD is the carrier of development, implementation and monitoring of the national programmes for amateur cultural activities, live traditional culture, cultural heritage and modern forms of culture. In the context of its functioning, it takes care of the extent and the quality of amateur culture as well as quality and comprehensive education.

Enhancement of Creators’ Capacities

JSKD provides a three-level pyramidal programme for the accessibility of cultural contents, enhancement of creators and development of the audience by organising events, educational courses and counselling. It also implements research in individual areas and in the fundamental area.

Management of National Infrastructure for Amateur Culture

JSKD develops and manages a network of 59 regional branch offices, which provides an infrastructure for notifying, networking and informing.

Management of JSKD

Management of JSKD includes conducting of business activities, creating visions, planning, monitoring and evaluation of attained goals and taking care for legal and financial transparency of the business. It develops internal and external criteria for its functioning and coordinates agreements with local communities.

Co-Financing of Programmes,  Projects, Investments and Trainings

JSKD ensures and directs financial support to amateur cultural activities at the national, regional and local levels. It monitors the implementation and use of resources.