Observatory of Culture was established to create a permanent platform for collaboration, debate and exchange of views between cultural administrators and managers and the science community. The Observatory aims to develop and promote within the cultural sector a knowledge-based model of decision-making. It initiates, facilitates and supports culture research conducted by statisticians, economists, sociologists and representatives of other disciplines. It also conducts publishing activities. One of the main criteria for the selection of projects for implementation is their potential usefulness for building cultural policy strategies on local, regional and national levels.