Danube Conference on Culture Novi Sad 2023

CULTURE FOR ALL – The Danube as a Cultural Bridge

10th International Danube Conference on Culture

Call for Participation

Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, 23-25 April 2023

We kindly invite culture, art and cultural heritage professionals, operators, experts, project managers and artists from the Danube region to submit an application for the 10th International Danube Conference on Culture 2023 named

 CULTURE FOR ALL – The Danube as a Cultural Bridge

The conference will be held in the Museum of Vojvodina in Novi Sad (Serbia) from the 23rd to 25th of April, 2023.

 The general objectives of the Danube Conferences on Culture are:

  • To inspire cultural operators and artists coming from the Danube region
  • To encourage partnerships and cooperation
  • To offer practical examples and space for discussions around the conference themes
  • To develop problem-solution thinking in the field of culture

The main topics of the Conference 2023 are:

  1. Culture everywhere (old and new, formal and informal spaces for culture)
  2. New technologies in culture (AI, VR, digital, virtual, future concepts…)
  3. Culture for all (old and new target groups, audience development)
  4. Sustainable culture (environmental aspects, resilience questions, the legacy of projects, festivals…)

You can apply as a conference participant or even as an active workshop speaker in the Danube Café section with a topic or project related to the themes listed above. Please fill in the appropriate sessions. Note that both ways of participation in the conference are subject of a selection procedure managed by the organisers.

The language of the conference is English. Translation will not be provided.


Preliminary Conference Programme


Sunday, April 23: OPENING EVE - Muzej Vojvodine 

Until 18:00: Arrivals

18:00 Reception at the Museum of Vojvodina and opening of exibition Danube views

           Greeting speeches

           Music performance + cocktail


Monday, April 24: DAY 1 - Muzej Vojvodine - Congress hall

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome speeches

09:15 Introductory presentations & main lectures (according to Working group topics) - Closing panel

11.45 – 12.15 Coffee break


12:15 Working Group Sessions - 3 venues

Working group 1 (Congress hall): New technologies in culture

Working group 2 (Lobby): Culture for all   

Working group 3 (Small showroom): Culture everywhere


14:00 – 15:00 Lunch break - Muzej Vojvodine, Congress hall        

15:00 Danube Small Project Fund (DSPF): Presentation of the awarded projects of the 2nd Call

16:30 Panel discussion with the DSPF partners & announcement of the 3rd DSPF Call

17:00 – 18:00: DANUBIA performance (by Ramona Poenaru & Gaël Chaillat)

20:00 – 22:00: Night walk with a tourist guide through Novi Sad and the underground fortress


Tuesday, April 25: DAY 2 - Muzej Vojvodine, Congress hall

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome speeches

09:15 Introductory presentations & main lectures (sustainability and future)

Closing panel


11:15 Danube Café Sessions

Table 1, 2 and 3, Muzej Vojvodine, Congress hall   

13:00 Reports from the Danube Café sessions, conclusions, closing of the conference

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Tour at the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Vojvodina

15.45 Departures



Danube Conference on Conference 2023 is organised by:

  • Museum of Vojvodina
  • Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities, Government of AP Vojvodina
  • Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government of AP Vojvodina
  • Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg
  • Government of Lower Austria / Working Community of the Danube Regions
  • European Danube Academy
  • Danube Cultural Cluster

For any questions please contact: pedagoska.sluzba@muzejvojvodine.org.rs

Registration form

Please keep the date from 23rd to 25th of April, 2023 available. We look forward to seeing you there.