It seems that what makes Lastovo special is the mutually accepted level interaction between the island and “the rest of the world” – almost total physical isolation from the mainland and an inwards orientation seems to have created a particularly rammish and seemingly apathetic attitude towards “newcomers” and their intentions. In the past, the island(?) was of interest as a potentially important Mediterranean trade spot, or as a first/last fortification. During the course of history it was often a target for pirate attacks. This is because the ambivalent perception of Lastovo by the mainland made it a perfect hiding place and a great starting point for new pillages. However it seems that the pirates had the least success of all on Lastovo. The Poklad (Carneval) of Lastovo tells the story of a legend about how the islanders, united and assisted by natural elements (a storm), managed to defend Lastovo from the robbers.
- Association for promoting culture and art Dobre Dobričević (Udruga za promicanje kulture i umjetnosti Dobre Dobričević), Lastovo, Croatia.
- Heritage Go Pro j.d.o.o, Split, Croatia.
- Civil Association “ARTIKAL: Association for curating and promoting contemporary and free artistic expression”, Belgrade, Serbia.