This capstone project explored the direction and measures needed for solving the problem of the sustainable development of Cultural Artistic Associations1 (CAAs) in Kosovo. It gives particular emphasis to the ethnic minority groups. Safeguarding, promotion and maintenance of cultural diversity as a part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage2 (ICH) are an essential condition for the sustainable development of Kosovo. These are for the benefit of the present and future generations and for a tolerant society, but at present insufficient resources are provided. There are three main stages of research in this Capstone Project. (1) The first stage was a collection of documents from the Kosovo Government, related to cultural-artistic activities and their financing. (2) The second stage was an empirical assessment of financing the arts and culture. (3) The third stage was the execution of interviews and questionnaire. The results obtained came from the different CAAs and artists from various communities living in Kosovo.
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Sisko, Esin, "Priorities for Kosovo's cultural-artistic associations, including minority groups : development challenges of cultural sector for minority groups and direction for encouraging of improving their work, subsidies and needs--financing the arts & cutlure [presentation given on February 29, 2012]:" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
American University in Kosovo