ERSTE Foundation is main partner of the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory.
In 2003, ERSTE Foundation evolved out of the Erste Oesterreichische Spar-Casse, the first Austrian savings bank. Currently, ERSTE Foundation is the main shareholder of Erste Group. It is an effective partner of a strong and confident civil society in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The foundation dedicates part of its dividends to enabling civil society and the inclusion of socially disadvantaged groups and to supporting contemporary and socially engaged art. ERSTE Foundation promotes engagement with critical societal developments by artists and cultural producers and mediates their works to a wider public.
The Moderna Galerija
The Museum of Modern Art + Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana is the central national museum of modern and contemporary art in Slovenia. In 2011, it reorganized its activities into two large units, the Museum of Modern Art in its original building and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. The Museum of Modern Art houses a display from the national collection of 20th century modernist art and 21st century art based on the modernist tradition and tendencies. The Museum of Contemporary Art houses the international collection Arteast 2000+, which presents a series of important artists from Eastern Europe.
SCCA-Ljubljana, Centre for Contemporary Arts
Established in 2000, SCCA-Ljubljana, Centre for Contemporary Arts (a successor to the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana, 1993–1999) is a generator of innovative programmes and services that facilitate artistic and interpretative practices. Its diverse activities address artists, curators, theorists, and critics in the fields of visual and new media arts. They trigger artistic, discursive and social practices and are rooted in the interdisciplinary approach and intense international cooperation. SCCA-Ljubljana divides its programme into four complementary areas: projects, video/archive, education and services.