The Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje who was one of the partners of project ROCK is a leading museum in the region. MSU- Skopje received the prestigious “Special Recognition for Creativity”, as a candidate from the Republic of North Macedonia, which is awarded by the International Foundation “Forum of Slavic Cultures” based in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia.
A record number of museums applied for the “ŽIVA” award this year, as many as 34 from 10 Slavic countries.
The Ziva Prize is awarded for the promotion of protection, preservation, education and information about museum collections and natural and cultural monuments, their diversity, content and social role, emphasizing their creative and progressive approaches, openness and accessibility to the public, their impact on society and their contribution to the development of museological principles and ideas.
The awards ceremony, which took place for the eighth time, from November 16 to 19, 2022, was organized by the "Forum of Slavic Cultures", the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Museum "Posavija" from Brežice.
The Foundation "Forum of Slavic Cultures" is an international organization founded in 2004 at the initiative of the Republic of Slovenia. The goals of the organization are bringing together and stimulating cultural cooperation between Slavic countries, as well as joint affirmation of their culture in the world. The Republic of North Macedonia, as one of the founding countries of the Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK), through the Ministry of Culture, has been actively involved from the very beginning in almost all initiatives and activities of this eminent organization whose goal is to preserve the cultural traditions of the Slavic peoples and their promotion as permanent and universal values in global frameworks.