Cultural Directory of Slovakia - Fund

Based in Bratislava, the International Visegrad Fund (IVF) was founded by the governments of the countries of the Visegrad Group (V4) - the Czech Republic, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic - on 9 June 2000. The purpose of the Fund is to promote the development of closer co-operation between the V4 countries through support for common cultural, scientific and educational projects, exchanges between young people, cross-border co-operation and tourism promotion.
The Music Fund Publishing Company: (i) issues and distributes concert and pedagogical literature relating to Slovak composers; (ii) issues and distributes CDs of Slovak music production; (iii) rents out its large collection of sheet music containing Slovak orchestral and vocal-symphonic compositions for public performances; and (iv) lends musical materials from foreign publishers.
The Fine Arts Fund is awarded annually to honour outstanding lifelong contributions and work in the field of fine arts. Nominations for the award may be submitted by representatives of professional associations, institutions and individuals, and the Council of the Fine Arts Fund decides the award.
In order to facilitate the implementation of programmes and projects either organised or sponsored by CEI, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at their meeting held in Milan in June 2001 decided upon the establishment of a CEI Co-operation Fund. On that occasion an annual budget of EUR 300.000, covered by annual contributions from all CEI Member States according to their national income, was approved.
Slovak Telekom in co-operation with the Foundation Intenda established Endowment Fund Slovak Telekom with the aim to promote people with health, social or other disabilities and to improve their access to useful information.