Makedonida Foundation

Makedonida Foundation


Makedonida foundation was founded in 1998 in the city of Skopje, North Macedonia, with the main goal of introducing cultural heritage in the education of the young generations in North Macedonia. The program became a huge success and Makedonida foundation was seen as a key organisation in protecting their cultural heritage. For more than 20 years now, the foundation has been working with the public and private sector to not only protect North Macedonian cultural heritage, but also the that of the wider Balkan area.

As a Foundation, their main goals are to protect cultural heritage, to monitor heritage sites under threat, to lobby at national and international level for the preservation of cultural heritage, and to implement successful international and national projects in the fields of restoration, conservation, research, and education.



Makedonida foundation organized an artists in residence program in Skopje entitled “South America – North Macedonia, New Beginnings “. This is the first artists in residence program on Macedonian territory with artists from South America and from their country ever to be organised.


The organization, in collaboration with the EU delegation in Skopje, is restoring a byzantine church.  This is a large scale project being conducted on the 7th-century church of Saint George in Kurbinovo.  The restoration was featured in a documentary film entitled “The Church St George at Kurbinovo, History, Cultural Significance and Conservation”.


This project consists of the photographic exhibition entitled “ Sacred Places” which had already been shown in France, a set of lectures and presentation of Makedonda’s guide books in Macedonian, in English and in German. The project is being implemented in partnership with the Institute for Catholic Theology and Pedagogy at the Faculty for Philosophy III, Department for Pedagogical Sciences and Didactics at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, under the auspices of the campaign launched by the European Commission – European Year of Cultural Heritage – “ EYCH2018”.

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