Slovak Arts Council is a self-governing public institution guaranteeing support of art activities, culture and creative industry, which was established according to Act No. 284/2014 Coll. The Council replaced the substantial part of the former grant system of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and is independent of central bodies of state administration. Its main mission is the support of “live“ arts and culture with a special focus on diversity. The Council provides grants especially for creation, production, distribution and presentation of works of art; support of international cooperation; educational programmes in the fields of art, culture and creative industry; grants for individuals who contribute to development of arts and culture in creative way or by research.