|Executive Committee - emina visnic, Vice-President|
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Emina Visnic works as cultural manager and acts as mediator and advocate for culture. She is experienced in cultural management, networking on local, national and international level, and cultural advocacy and capacity building in non-profit sector. She is general director at POGON (Zagreb), which is a hybrid cultural institution and an open local center for development of independent contemporary arts and culture as well as for the active involvement of young people in cultural and social life.
She serves as vice-chair of the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe and as a chair of Management Board of the national public foundation for development of cultural civil society Kultura Nova (Zagreb). Finally, she is Fellow at Summer International Fellowship Program at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC). Occasionally, she talks/writes about cultural policy issues.
Before taking the position of director at POGON, she has been involved in advocating for its establishment as an hybrid institution based on public-civil partnership. She was president and general coordinator of Clubture Network, national network of cultural associations. She was one of the founders, president and volunteering coordinator at local Alliance Operation City, one of the co-founders of POGON. Before devoting herself completely to networking, she used to be program coordinator and manager of net.culture club [mama] at Multimedia Institute and one of the initiators and coordinator of Urban Festival at BLOK.
She has experience in leading trainings and workshops in advocacy, networking and strategic planning, and as speaker and moderator of international debates and conferences.
She graduated Croatian Language and Literature and Comparative Literature studies and studied Theater Science at the Faculty of Philosophy Zagreb. She attended various domestic and international seminars and workshops on cultural management, project-cycle management, strategic planning, European Union, and training and facilitation.