The independent performing arts scene in Kosovo is relatively small and faces significant difficulties, ranging from infrastructure, human resources, legal framework to sustainability issues. All this is largely due to a lack in infrastructure and institutional support since the independent performing arts scene has had a notable lack of financial support from relevant institutions, although, since the pandemic things have seemingly started to move in the right direction. Nevertheless, on an educational level, there are simply not enough cultural programs at public universities for this kind of artistic work. Also, independent performing arts workers are still not properly represented. This article aims to describe the general situation of performing arts in Kosovo: from problems and difficulties to actuality. In conclusion, although small in number, the work of the independent performing arts scene still gives much hope for the future.
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Author: Valton Marku
Picture: © Artpolis – Rilind Beqa