Brnabic also announced a new project "National Capital of Creativity", within which every year a city or municipality in Serbia will take the title and receive funds to finance cultural projects, but also other areas of creativity.
The goal of that project, as she explained, is the decentralisation of culture and the empowerment of cities and municipalities in Serbia through the opening of cultural stations and support for young people and their creativity.
What Novi Sad did in previous years to promote the city as the European Capital of Youth and the European Capital of Culture gave us the wind in our backs and showed us the way for the whole of Serbia. Every year in Serbia, we will have one city that will be the domestic capital of creativity, with the greatest emphasis on young and promising artists and creatives, the Prime Minister said.
She stated that all cities and municipalities except Belgrade and Novi Sad will be able to apply for the National Capital of Creativity, and that the first title will be proclaimed in 2023.
At the end of the year, as she announced, a public invitation will be published for cities and municipalities to apply for specific projects.
Brnabic emphasised that the model of cultural stations in Novi Sad sets new standards on the cultural scene of Serbia, adding that the network of cultural stations, as an innovative and authentic cultural model, should be applied in other cities throughout Serbia.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the Government of Serbia had worked a lot in the previous period on improving the cultural life in Serbia, noting that it had taken a loan of €20 million from the European Development Bank for the improvement of infrastructure projects in the field of culture.
According to her, after 15 years of renovation, the National Museum in Belgrade was opened, and after 10 years, the Museum of Contemporary Art, while the Matica Srpska Gallery was reconstructed in Novi Sad, the National Theatre in Vranje was renovated, and the National Theatre in Subotica is coming to an end.
Mayor of Novi Sad Milos Vucevic said that the eight cultural stations in Novi Sad represent a renaissance of the cultural life of Novi Sad, Vojvodina and Serbia.