Publishing in the municipality of Velenje is very a diverse and abundant activity. In the field of culture, more or less any legal entity with headquarters in MOV and registered with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and involved in cultural activities is also indirectly, periodically involved in publishing on a non-professional basis.
Above all, more funding will have to be provided for publishing in the future.
To this end, Velenjska knjižna fundacija – the Velenje book foundation – was established in 2000 for the purpose of providing moral and financial support for the development and growth of book culture in the Velenje area, and securing – in an organised fashion – sponsorships, donations, subsidies etc. from the Slovenian industry, public and private enterprise, and other local and national sources of funding.
In a broader context, however, one of the main reasons for establishing such as institution lies in the fact that, being a legal entity, it can take part in the government calls for applications and thereby obtain additional funding for publishing purposes.