This project primarily aims at the students of Audio/Video art and media studies, their need to participate in professional production and also to present their work to the public.
Project is designed in a way to improve their educational process and to connect them to professional media environment, mainly television and radio. By creating specific synergy between corporate media and educational institutions we plan to establish new ways of communication and possibilities for students and alumni to learn and gain more practical experience and to present themselves to corporate media as potential future employers. Project is consistent with the Europe 2020 strategy, the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training and the Bologna process.

Bizarre Love Triangle: Public Sculptures of Novi Sad

With the support of International Visegrad Fund, the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad successfully coordinated and implemented the project Bizarre Love Triangle. The Public Sculptures of Novi Sad (2014-2015). The partners on this project were University of Arts in Poznan (Poland), Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) and University of Pecs, Faculty of Music and Visual studies (Hungary).

The project was designed as an attempt of artists and students of art to tackle the issue of irresponsible urban design. The case study focused on the problem of public sculptures in Novi Sad, which not only have poor aesthetic values, but also are poorly positioned within city.

The main goal of the project was to create the proposals for an alternative design of the city of Novi Sad with the help of 15 artists from 4 different countries: Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Serbia. The participants from V4 countries contributed with their experiences in urban designing of public sculptures in Pécs, Poznañ and Banská Bystrica and compared it to the ones in Novi Sad. Furthermore, they offered a comprehensive overview of both best practices of urban design in their respective cities but also analysed their problems surrounding the design of public sculptures. The choice of these cities was made considering their similar architectural features. The activities planned within the project were: a workshop on the proposed topic (with interactive lectures of various experts from Novi Sad combined with student analyses), a final exhibition of students’ work and the publication in English and Serbian.

The other goal of „Bizarre Love Triangle” was to create a friendly environment for participants to interact and take part in artistic activities. Such atmosphere stimulated the exchange of ideas and helped the process of creating innovative projects – a potential solution for redesigning the city of Novi Sad.

The ultimate goal of this project was to continue the idea of redesigning cities in the future and organise similar art activities in Pécs, Poznañ or Banská Bystrica, as unsuitable public art and irresponsible urban planning is an up-to-date problem across Europe, not only in Novi Sad.
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The Pannonian Art Path – strengthening cooperation and networking between higher education institutions in the field of art and ecology

The Academy of Arts Novi Sad and the Academy of Arts Osijek, as a leading partner, initiated in May 2013 the implementation of the project “The Pannonian Art Path – strengthening cooperation and networking between higher education institutions in the field of art and ecology”, which was financed by the European Commission within the programme IPA Cross-border cooperation Croatia – Serbia 2007 – 2013. The project also received the financial support from the Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development. The project partners were: “Alma Mons” Regional Agency for Development of SMEs from Novi Sad and Association “Green Osijek” from Osijek. Associated project partners were municipalities in which the activities took place: Municipality of Apatin, Cultural Centre of Apatin, and Municipality of Bač in Serbia, Municipality of Bilje and Kneževi Vinogradi in Croatia.
As a sequence of the project “Pannonian Peace Trail”, the project “Pannonian Art Path” aimed at stimulating creative research in the field of land art, linking it with fundamental postulates of environment protection and healthy life style, through intensive work with students from both academies. Apart from enhancing the relationship between two art institutions and increasing the quality of direct artistic work with students, the results of this project contributed and enlarged the tourist offer of the regions of Vojvodina, Slavonija and Baranja through installation of land art works in these areas.
The cooperation within the project focused on acquiring new knowledge and skills through ecological workshop, land art workshop and artistic work in the countryside, development of students’ research potentials and raising awareness about the values of the art through the sustainable use of natural resources and eco-friendly materials with the aim of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the two regions.
The project ended on August 14th, 2014.
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InMusWB – Introducing Interdisciplinarity in Music Studies in the Western Balkans in Line with European Perspective

The project “Introducing interdisciplinarity in music studies in the Western Balkans in line with European perspective (InMuSWB)” was a multicountry three-year project (2011-2014) in a field of music education that consolidated efforts of experts from 6 EU countries – Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Netherlands/Belgium, Slovenia and Sweden – and 3 WB countries – Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99). Eighteen institutions from HE, science, enterprises, and association of universities, governmental, student and professional organizations were involved in the project.
The wider objective of the project was to contribute to the reorganization of musical education in the WB region in line with the current European trends. This was accomplished by achieving the following specific objectives: 1. Modernization of curricula for the first and second cycle of studies; development and introduction of new modern and flexible interdisciplinary study programmes in all three study cycles; 2. Development and implementation of regional continuing education with certified lifelong learning courses.
The project had two main stages: preparatory and implementation stage. Both were realized from the platform of interdisciplinary approach. The first stage consisted of 1. Redesign of the current and development of the new study programmes at all three cycles, 2. Methodology upgrading and 3. Development of LLL courses. The main feature of second stage was the implementation process – realization of reformed/new study programmes and of the LLL courses.
Principal outcomes and outputs of the project were: curriculum reform (redesign of BA and MA study programmes, design of new BA, MA and PhD programmes) in content, structure, teaching methods; implementation of reformed and new study programmes at six PC institutions; upgraded methodology (teacher training, new teaching materials/equipment), design and implementation of LLL courses, quality assurance, dissemination and sustainability of the project results.


The project Differences was launched in 2005 with the aim to gather all interested teachers and students of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in order to investigate the field of social, economic, cultural and political values of “differences”. This kind of an art project opens the door to a creative collision of different artistic, social and political forms of expression. The project is based on the concept idea of Michelangelo Pistoletto defined by the text Progetto Arte (Art Project) and the project Love Difference.
The project is implemented annually in the form of discussions, visits to different destinations and exhibitions of the participating teachers and students. All the participants express themselves through the exhibiting and theoretical contents within contemporary art practice.
The principles of the project are: to make a breakthrough from the framework of classical media, to ignore the rigid academic division of art disciplines and to create an interdisciplinary and experimental action among the participants. The project strives to articulate and encourage the preservation of differences.
The significance of the project Differences is based on a specific coalescence of all fields and categories of art; the participation of all three departments of Academy of Arts and their mutual interaction. This way, the project encompasses but also completes all the educational elements necessary for the development of students’ creative abilities. During the implementation of the project, a special atmosphere is created where the analysis, dialogues and creative contents eliminate the distances and encourage the differences. The importance of this project has been confirmed by the support of many institutions so far. The project Differences has been successfully implemented by the Academy of Arts in the cooperation with the following institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina; The Serbian National Theatre; “Novkabel”; Gallery “Podrum”; Student Cultural Centre Novi Sad; University Library “Svetozar Marković” Belgrade, the Contemporary Gallery, Zrenjanin; the Art Gallery of the City of Slavonski Brod; Gallery Ružić, Croatia.
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The Journal of Academy of Arts – the second issue
The second issue of the Journal of Academy of Arts is quite heterogeneous as it is dedicated to interpretations, observations, discussions and analysis in the field of visual, dramatic and musical arts. The works are divided into three discursive frameworks and listed into following sections: Art and Media Theory; Film and Theatre Studies and Music in Science and Practice. The idea of the editorial staff was to send a letter of invitation to a wide circle of potential authors in order to overgrow the usual framework of the Academy of Arts and thus contribute to building connections and spreading the theoretical thought. Therefore, we decided that the opening of the second issue should be presented by the texts of Dr Miško Šuvaković and Dr Jerko Dengri, two very influential contemporary theorists of art in Serbia, but also in the region and worldwide. Furthermore, many articles present different parts of research, theoretical accomplishments, art education, historical discourse but also contemporary analyses of our art production in film, TV, drama, theatre, music and fine arts.
This issue was made possible thanks to the enthusiasm and efforts of the editorial board representing all three departments: Dr Vesna Krčmar, Dr Nataša Crnjanski, Dr Dragan Stojmenović, Dr Miroslav Mušić, Atila Kapitanj, Kristina Kovač and Dr Manojlo Maravić (the editor).

40 years of the Academy of Arts

University of Novi Sad
Academy of Arts
Forty years of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad
Exhibition of works – the teachers of the Department of Fine Arts
The Gallery of Fine Arts – Gift Collection of Rajko Mamuzić, April 2014
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The Journal of Academy of Arts

It is assumed that successful work of every higher educational institution is followed by a periodical publication. The Journal of Academy of Arts comprises the works of professors from all three departments. It was created as an attempt of professors and teachers of the Academy of Arts to make the theoretical approach to artwork and art more general. The initial impetus for the realization of the first issue of the Journal came from the City Administration of the City of Novi Sad in 2011 and the last from the Provincial Secretariat for Culture and Public Information in 2012.
The papers in the Journal follow the inner impetus of the Academy, they are all intertwined, and it is difficult to separate where exactly the musical expression starts, as it passes into fine arts and finishes in drama arts. The first paper is a sort of a metaphor, but at the same time a leitmotif of the life in this region: “The collisions of the cities in the suburbs: Serbian impressionist music as the place of French and German culture collision”, followed by “Art against art”….

Motifs from the Countryside

The first music edition of the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad is intended for the interpretations of pianists, but also for the students of musicology and ethnomusicology who, within the framework of the modernization of the curriculum of Tempus project InMuSWB, had the possibility to research the opus of Miloje Milivojević that, until now, could only be found in the manuscript. The publication was issued with the help of an academician Prof Vlastimir Trajković, Valentina Radoman (M.A.) and music engraver Konstantin Stefanović.
(March 2013)

20th Century Music

A textbook for students of musicology and ethnomusicology at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad who are doing research on the 20th century music including the students of other departments of a similar HEI and the students of Music secondary schools in Serbian-speaking area. The book covers present the fragments from the scores of our famous composer Aleksandra Verbalov. Besides the mentioned artist, the reviewers of the publication are Dr Sonja Marinković and professor Dr Tatjana Marković.
(March 2013)

Music and Media

In accordance with the requirements of the work package Modernization of the curriculum at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, of the Tempus project InMuSWB, the author Dr Ira Prodanov Krajisnik, an Associate Professor, and her associates published the texts which represent the key problems in the affirmation of classical music in media, analysed mostly from a practical point of view. The book answers the questions such as how to write a good review of music, how to publish a magazine about classical music, how to make a radio and a TV show about classical music and how to record a concert of this music genre. Besides Ira Prodanov Krajišnik, there were also Aleksandra Paladin, Boris Marković, Danijela Kličković and Siniša Bokan who also participated in the making of the publication. The book is intended for the students of elective subject Music and Media as well as for all others who would like to participate in media promotion of classical music. The reviewers of the publication are Professor Dr Snežana Nikolajević and Professor Dr Branka Radović.
(May 2013)

Wedding songs and customs of the Serbs in Kikinda and around

The publication Wedding songs and customs of the Serbs in Kikinda and around by Vesna Karin is intended mostly for enriching the content of the curriculum of ethnomusicology studies of the Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad, but also to other students interested in exploring our folklore heritage. The reviewer of the publication is Professor Dr Nice Fracile.
(March 2013)

The Charms of the Traditional Music

The first DVD release of the Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad financed by Tempus project InMuSWB. Prof Dr Nice Fracile, teaching assistants Vesna Karin (MA), Dr Vesna Ivkov, an associate Miroslav Dabić as well as all the students of Ethnomusicology participated in recording this multimedia content with the aim to present the work of their programme but, at the same time, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Department of Ethnomusicology. The DVD also includes the recording of a concert of vocal and instrumental ensemble of students; a detailed description of songs, instruments and the audio recordings from studio. The programme booklet of the DVD is written in two languages; Serbian and English.
(May 2013)

The Analysis of Language in the Music Studies

This study investigates the post-war years langugage which was used to write about music. The author, Milan Milojković, gives a very detailed overview of the state of the written word on music. The study comprises the illustrations of the post-war editions and numerous quotations confirming the attitudes of the author about the existence of a specific linguistic “climate” in this area of music history. The reviewers of the edition are Prof Dr Vesna Mikić and Prof Dr Ira Prodanov Krajišnik.
(March 2013)

The project Painting

Implementation: 2012
Organiser / Publisher: University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts (48 p.; illustrations 22 cm Circulation: 600)
ISBN 978-86-88191-16-6

The project Differences

Implementation: 2012
Organiser / Publisher: University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts (96 p.; illustrations 22 cm Circulation: 600)
ISBN 978-86-88191-15-9

The Brochure of the Academy of Arts

Printing: 2011
Organiser / Publisher: University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts (46 p.; illustrations 22 cm)
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