The establishment of cultural councils at local level has been laid down by the Cultural Councils Act (Official Gazette no. 48/04, 44/09 and 68/13).
The cultural councils are established with an act brought in by representative bodies. The decisions relating to the organisation and composition of the cultural councils of the City of Rijeka are published in the Official Gazette of the Primorje-Gorski Koatr County 15/12, 5/13 and 33/13 and in the Official Gazette of the City of Rijeka 13/19).
Members of the Cultural Council for music:
- Davor Hrvoj
- Mirna Marić
- Danijela Bauk
Members of the Cultural Council for dramatic arts, dance and movement:
- Damir Orlić
- Shadow Barushka
- Jelena Lopatić
Members of the Cultural Council for the audio-visual activity:
- Carmen Lhotka
- Boris Ružić
- Vanja Jambrović
Members of the Cultural Council for the literary activity:
- Alica Kolarić
- Darija Žilić
- Vanesa Begic
Members of the Cultural Council for the museum activity and visual arts:
- Vilma Bartolić
- Jolanda Todorović
- Damir Božić
Cultural Council Members for innovative artistic and cultural practices:
- Tomislav Medak
- Slobodan Jokic-Dan Oki
- Ingeborg Fülepp
Members of the Cultural Council for the protection and conservation of cultural heritage:
- Nana Palinić
- Biserka Dumbović Bilušić
- Damir Tulić
The members of the cultural councils of the City of Rijeka were appointed by the City Council at the meetings held on 9 March and 25 October 2017 and on 25 April 2019, 30 September 2019 and 19 December 2020.
The professional evaluation of the submitted proposals of cultural programmes in the community, programmes and events for youth, due to their interdisciplinary and diversity, is carried out by professional commissions composed of representatives of those cultural councils of the City of Rijeka who are competent for the fields of cultural activities to which the proposed programmes belong.