Announcement on the occasion of the visit of Mr. Ivan Tasovac, Minister of Culture and Information

On 14th July 2015, Mr. Ivan Tasovac, the Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, together with the Ministry Secretary Mr. Igor Jovičić, visited the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. They were received by the following members of the Executive Board of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts: President Academician Vladimir S. Kostić and Vice-President Academician Ljubomir Maksimović. The talks were also attended by the director of the SASA Gallery Academician Dušan Otašević, corresponding member Slobodan Grubačić, director Mrs. Dragana Petrović Rađenović and Head of the Concert Activities of the SASA Gallery Mrs. Marija Cvetković.
This has been Mr. Tasovac's first meeting with members of the new Executive Board of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts whose purpose was acquainting the Minister with SASA's scheduled activities in the fields of art and culture. SASA's Executive Board intends to dedicate maximum possible attention to artistic work and present it in a contemporary and engaging manner. The President V.S. Kostić was talking about the exhibitions and programs that would be taking place in the coming years at SASA'a Galleries, as well as about the conferences scheduled for the same period. All such activities shall significantly contribute to a comprehensive presentation of culture and art in Belgrade and Serbia, and the Academy expects from the Ministry to help in their organization inasmuch as its capacities permit that.
SASA wishes to participate actively in creating Serbia's cultural policy, providing concrete suggestions and constructive criticism. Hence, it takes the best possible communication between the Ministry and Academy to ensure work-efficiency.
Minister Ivan Tasovac was impressed by the plans that were presented to him and he promised that the Ministry will support them in line with its capacities. He familiarized those present with the organization of the Ministry and presented the scope of activities and challenges he encounters at work. It was agreed that the next meeting should take place in September or October when the talks will be dedicated to concrete data and plans for individual events at the SASA.