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The National Cultural Fund of Hungary is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It is our emphasized strategic aim to celebrate properly the main institution of domestic and transborder Hungarian system for financing culture. For this year we have plotted the preparation and transaction of several programs on this jubilee occasion.
 
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We are organizing an International Conference in Upper House Hall of the Hungarian Parliament on 18th October 2013 in Budapest. We have invited leaders of institutions which operate correspondingly the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and also finance cultural activities. The aim of the conference is that the invited institutions get acquainted with each other’s operations and the practices of financing culture.
 

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the conference
International Practices of Financing Culture
which is held by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary on its 20th anniversary
at 10.00 on 18th October 2013
in the Upper House Hall.

Patron of the Conference
János Áder, President of Hungary

Opening Speech by Zoltán Balog Minister of Human Resources, President of the National
Cultural Fund of Hungary

Chairman of the Conference
László L. Simon, President of the Committee on Culture and Media of the Hungarian National Assembly, Vice President of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary

The program of the conference:
10.00–10.15
Opening Speech by Zoltán Balog Minister of Human Resources,
President of the National
Cultural Fund of Hungary

Chairman of the Conference
László L. Simon, President of the Committee on Culture and Media of the Hungarian National Assembly,
Vice President of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary

10.15–10.45 László L. Simon Vice President,
National Cultural Fund of Hungary (Hungary)
The role of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary in financing culture: the experiences of the past 20 years

10.45–11.15 Pál Hatos General Director,
Balassi Institute (Hungary)
Hungarian Culture and its foreign investments.
How has Hungarian nation-branding been shaped by cultural diplomacy?

11.15–11.45 Coffee break

11.45–12.15 Richard Russell Director,
Arts Council England (Great-Britain)
Great art and culture for everyone

12.15–12.45 Eivind Falk Director,
Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage (Norway)
Funding of our activities

12.45–13.15 Olavi Laido Chairman,
Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Cultural Capital of Estonia

13.15–14.30 Lunch

14.30–15.00 Gerhard Kowar Director,
KulturKontakt Austria (Austria)
It is not about all money, it is about change!

15.00–15.30 Julia Georgieva Chief Expert,
National Culture Fund (Bulgaria)
Funding culture in Bulgaria, the role of the National Culture Fund

15.30–16.00 Dea Vidovic Director,
Kultura Nova Foundation (Croatia)
Logic of financing arts and culture in Croatia

16.00–16.30 Narcis Afrasinei General Director,
Administration of The National Cultural Fund (Romania)
Description of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund

16.30–17.00 Afterword

The languages of the conference are English and Hungarian with simultaneous interpreting.

Important information:
the place of the conference is the Upper House Hall in the Parliament.
Entry is possible through Gate 7 from 8.30 to 10.00.
Entry is only possible after registration.

Please arrive half an hour before the beginning of the program as the entry requires time.

Please bring your document of identity (valid identity card, passport or driving licence) and show it to the guard at the entrance of the Parliament. Please take out every metal object from your pockets in advance and put them in the monitoring machine in order to provide quick passage at the boarding gate. It is prohibited to take in any objects which will be a threat to public security. Entry is possible through Gate 7. It is possible to enter the building from 8.30 and visit the Upper House Hall, therefore we propose to arrive earlier.
We inform you that we are not able to provide parking places for technical reasons.

Place of the Conference:
Parliament, Upper House Hall
1055 Budapest, Kossuth tér 1-3.
www.parlament.hu

National Cultural Fund
1085 Budapest, Gyulai Pál utca 13.
Tel.: 1/327-4414
konferencia@nka.hu
www.nka.hu

Our partner:
Committee on Culture and Media of the Hungarian National Assembly

Our supporters:

Szerencsejáték Zrt. MÜPA MTVA Heti Válasz

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