Cultural Services

Bratislava City Foundation

Support of cultural and community life

Bratislava City Foundation is a new modern and transparent system of support for the city, in the form of grants, which started to operate in 2020. The main mission of Bratislava City Foundation is fulfilment of the public policies of the city in specific areas, where the financing mechanisms of a foundation are common.
Arm’s length principle It is the basic principle we used when we were designing the system. That means, that the trust is in the hands of renown specialists, who are independent of the city and its agencies, and who can judge the best, based on their experience and speciality, the quality of projects.
Support, cultural sustainability, and community life in the city This is the primary focus of Bratislava City Foundation. The Foundation took over from the grant program for support of the culture “Ars Bratislavensis”, which was terminated as of 1 January 2019, by the Decree No. 16/2019 by the Mayor of Bratislava, the Capital of the Slovak Republic.

Advantages compared to the previous program:

    we have increased the budget for the grant program
    streamlined application approval process and introduction of electronic system for grant applications
    systematic support for informal community initiatives as well as individuals in the form of artistic scholarships

How much did the foundation donate in the first few years of work?


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