Serbia may be an EU accession candidate, but the country is still struggling with a hefty budget deficit, extremely high unemployment, and widespread corruption. The country’s arts and cultural sector is also affected.
State support for arts and culture is virtually non-existent in Belgrade. But some optimists are trying to breathe new life into the city’s alternative arts scene - and they’re getting a boost from young people from Western Europe. One of these young expats is getting support from his hometown of Den Haag, and he’s abuzz with ideas for his adopted city.