Culture and civil society
While just eight cultural organizations were recorded in the 1998 catalogue of the Albanian Foundation of Civil Society, things have vastly grown and cultural organizations today range from performance, education, advocacy, activism, conservation, policy development and more. Funding has always been a concern and while grants and other financing are available, the most successful organizations often have a business element like a bar/cafe to support activities. Other organizations are known to be politically affiliated but, nonetheless, continue to provide cultural opportunities to audiences. Civil Society has benefited from numerous European grants to qualified organizations.
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