The City of Rijeka awards one literary prize and one visual arts prize in the field of culture, it offers various subsidies to artists for artistic creativity, and co-finances the projects of the citizens who decide to repair the facade and roof of the buildings in which they live, within the protected urban complex.

The literary prize Drago Gervais and the visual arts prize Ivo Kalina are awarded on a biannual basis.

The subsides provided by the City include subsidies to authors with the aim of promoting literary creativity, reduced rentals for bookshops and antique trades, programme co-financing within the competition for public necessities in the field of culture, the co-financing of the renovation of facades and roofs within the urban complex of the City of Rijeka and others.