Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art
SCCA was founded by the Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of 1996. Since 2000, SCCA has operated as an independent, non-profit professional organization. From its beginnings, SCCA has produced and organized numerous exhibitions, art actions, workshops, seminars, lectures and presentations in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad; the Center has supported the production of artworks, produced a number of multimedia works, published catalogues and other art publications, and assembled art documentation. SCCA does not have its own gallery space. SCCA is a mobile art center, complementary and alternative in relation to the already existing art institutions. Most of its projects, such as annual exhibitions, are held in open spaces of the city. The change of environment, the relocation from art-oriented space (the gallery) to non-art-oriented space (the street), changes an artist's manner of thinking and behaving, his/her choice of subject matter and materials, and his/her way of communication with the public. New meeting places and new art scene are created. Art becomes a part of everyday life. The emergence of this new concept not only relates to a change in the artistic paradigm, but also to a change in the understanding of the function of culture and art. This kind of concept has proved itself to be productive, has expanded the notion of art, and has become a corrective agent to local artistic and public life.