Ustanova Imago Sloveniae



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Strand or category

Small and/or large scale cooperation projects

Cultural operator – who are you?

Name and country

Ustanova Imago Sloveniae – Podoba Slovenije, Slovenia

Organisation type

non-governmental organization

Scale of the organisation

3 employees, last turnover: 352.010,06 EUR

PIC number


Aims and activities of the organization 

Imago Sloveniae project, whose beginnings date back to 1988,

was established with the desire to broaden and evolve high-

quality music, as well as to comprehensively revitalize the

cultural image of old Slovenian cities and cultural heritage sites

through live culture. In 35 years, it has developed into one of

the largest cultural NGOs in Slovenia, connecting 25 places and

over 30 concert venues across the country and abroad (cultural

network). It is an umbrella project of several complementary

international festivals and concert cycles (Imago Sloveniae

International Festival, Summer in Ljubljana Old Town

International Festival, Nights in Old Ljubljana Town

International Festival, International Cycle Jazz Stage,

International Cycle Young Talents, Winter in Old Ljubljana

Town) within which over 100 concerts of some of the best

artists from all over the world take place each year.

Exceptional quality of the project and relevance of its artistic

contents are confirmed by good media coverage, praise from

the professional public, and excellent attendance (up to over

70.000 satisfied visitors annually). An important aspect of the

project is accessibility, therefore all the concerts are admission

free and highly accessible to all social groups.

Some of the project’s main priorities are transnational mobility,

intercultural dialogue and promotion of the diversity of cultural

expressions. In the last few years, Imago Sloveniae has further

strengthened its already existing wide cultural network with

partnerships in most European countries including Italy

(Cultural Center Gorica, Cultural Center Lojze Bratuž, Teatro

stabile Sloveno Trieste, Amici della Musica di Udine,

Musicastrada), Austria (Cultural Center Pliberk, University of

Music and Performing Arts Graz), Hungary (Cultural Center

Monošter, Hungarian Heritage House), Czech Republic (Česká

Kultura s.o.), Belgium (Trefpunt), Germany (Festival Unerhörte

Musik, Ebneter KulturSommer), Spain (Festival de la Guitarra

de Sevilla, Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo de

Sevilla), Argentina (National University at Tres de Febrero,

OIIANT – Orquesta de Instrumentos Autóctonos y Nuevas

Tecnologías) and throughout the Balkan countries Croatia

(Kamene priče), Serbia (Nišville festival, Belgrade Youth

Center), Albania (Tirana International Jazz Festival), Macedonia

(Skopsko leto) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Fondacija

Sarajevo Navigator). Imago collaborates with UNESCO, ICTM –

International Council for Traditional Music, IFIMES –

International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies and

is a member of European festival networks EFFE, IFEA, and

European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals. They regularly

participate in high-profile music expo and showcase festivals

such as Fira Mediterrània de Manresa (Spain), International

Music Showcase Festival Israel and WOMEX

Role of the organization in the project

project partner

Previous EU grants received


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