This article examines the historical origins of the institutional and self-organization fundamentals of cultural creation and their modernization at present stage.
The preconditions of the emergence of institutional and self-organizing forms of culture are analysed. The “dialectic” of the relations of “self-organization”, the process of formation and its development as a separate phenomenon and “institutionalization” as intermediate, if not the final result of the process of self-organization, are considered.
The article reveals the “nature” of cultural growth as a spontaneous process of self-organization of society in which the formation of institutions is only a “moment” of this self-organization. The institutionalization process was observed as one of the “moments” of self-organization, and the nature of the influence of institutions on the course of this process was revealed.
With regard to the “specificity” of the dialectics of the relations of “self-organization” and “institutionalization” in Ukraine, it is essentially reduced to the fact that the process of self-organization, as a rule, was subjected to negative foreign influences never, and in general, did not manifest itself in the “pure” form, since it did not run out logical end, that is completion.