Clubture mreža / Clubture Network is a non-profit participatory network of organizations working on strengthening the independent cultural sector through program networking, raising public visibility, encouraging organizational development of the sector and strengthening its influence on the institutional framework in which it operates. The Network comprises over 50 organizations non-governmental and artistic organizations active in areas of cultural and artistic expression.
The network operates as a collaborative platform through which independent cultural organisations directly implement mutual projects: cultural and artistic public events in different cities in Croatia, gathering different local audiences, mostly young people and those living in smaller communities, often socially and culturally deprived.
In addition to the program exchange and collaboration, Clubture also conducts activities aimed at strengthening capacities and recognition of the independent cultural scene, primarily in Croatia, but also in the Region of SEE. These activities include media programs, educational programs (seminars, workshops, exchange of knowledge and skills, cultural operators’ residencies, national gatherings of organizations) and advocacy activities in the field of cultural policy and youth policy (coordination of local activities of members, advocating on national level).
Through program exchange, transfer of knowledge and other various activities, Clubture has initiated the gathering of independent cultural organisations in the Region of SEE. Clubture Network is also engaged in advocacy and monitoring policy developments in culture, and other relevant areas such as civil society development and preservation of public goods.