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Association of Croatian Amateur Cultural Clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Objectives: Care to preserve original national costumes, requisites, instruments, customs, music, dance and the overall folk creativity; Stimulation, protection, promotion and supervision of the work of cultural clubs- members of the association; Care for and participation in organizing social events and competitions; Organizing the education of professional workers, activities on the programme of professional work and the care for these programmes; especially stimulating and promoting the involvement and activism of children and youth. The practice of the programme of the festivals of authentic folklore groups (10 local festivals and one on state level every year), which according to the Regulations include stage presentation of the customs, traditional handicrafts workshops, traditional cuisine, exhibitions and a roundtable at which the representatives of the associations, which are participating in the festival, discuss the presented programmes with experts from various fields. The minutes, audio and visual recordings of the manifestation and all programmes are archived afterwards, what makes this association a centre which documents the status of intangible cultural heritage on the field, the number of holders of certain elements of heritage and which monitors the status of the elements and the interest of local communities for preserving certain elements.

Year of accreditation: 2014

Main domain(s) of the ngo’s activities: performing arts

Main country where the NGO works: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Local, national or international level of the NGO: National

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