Category Archives: 2019

Unprepared Hearts

Unprepared Hearts

01/2019 – 02/2020

Role: consultant and events organiser

  • contribute to the design of the training programme for teachers and cultural mediators.
  • organise the training sessions for teachers and cultural mediators.
  • analyse the feedback of participants and write reports.

Unprepared Hearts is a project, funded by Creative Europe, that aims to raise awareness of sentimental education for young people from 9 to 13 years old. It developed in Romania, Italy and the Czech Republic with the goal to help children voice their feelings and emotions, through the arts. Participating organisations: Asociația Da’DeCe from România, MUBA – Children Museum from Milan, Italy (coordinator), and Sladovna Pisek (Czech Republic).

Co-founder and President, Metrucub – resources for culture

02/2012 – Current, Bucharest, Romania

Role:

  • strategic planning.
  • organisational and project management.
  • research, advocacy, event-management, grant-writing, consultancy.

CubicMetre – Resources for Culture is a Bucharest-based NGO set up in 2012 with the aim of providing a platform for meetings, debates and expertise for the professionals in the field of culture. Our organisation explores, supports and helps develop the cultural sector through specialised studies and interdisciplinary projects and by creating concrete favourable contexts where artists, cultural operators, researchers and authorities can meet and communicate. We believe in the important role of arts and culture in the development of each individual and of society as a whole and we advocate for professional cultural management and a democratic process of substantiating cultural policies at national and local level.

Co-founder and Managing Partner, helianthus research SRL

02/2016 – Current

Bucharest, Romania

Role:

  • project management.
  • research, advocacy, event-management, consultancy.

Helianthus Research SRL is an independent research, training and consultancy business in the cultural and educational fields. Founded in 2016, it works both for Romanian and international clients. Its international clients portfolio comprises: European Network of Cultural Centres ENCC (Belgia), City of Oslo (Norvegia), Stadt Chemnitz (Germania), Public Policy and Management Institute (Lituania), Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore), aspire-igen group (Marea Britanie), EUROCHAMBRES ASSOCIATION DES CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE ET INDUSTRIE EUROPÉENNES, A.I.S.B.L (Belgia), FundingBox Accelerator Sp. z o.o. (Polonia). In Romania, it worked for private and public entities, such as Asociația Da’DeCe, Fundația AltArt, Asociația 37, Asociația Secția de coregrafie, Asociația Filmetc, Primăria Municipiului Timișoara (Casa de Cultură a Municipiului Timișoara), Asociaţia Colectiv A, Centrul Cultural Clujean.

THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCENE IN ROMANIA a research from the ecology of culture perspective (RO, EN)


2020 https://dans.ro/resurse/ Fundația Gabriela Tudor

Role: co-author (together with Ștefania Ferchedău)

The contemporary dance community in Romania currently numbers one national institution – the National Center for Dance Bucharest, under the subordination of the Ministry of Culture -, over 15 active contemporary dance organisations and structures, and approximately 100-120 artists and practitioners. While this community is active, the instability of structural funding and the hypermobility of its local practitioners to other scenes (often European ones) make it difficult to map the situation in the country. In this sense, this publication aims to observe the roles of those active on the local and national contemporary dance scene and to make recommendations for future development in terms of funding, professional development, infrastructure and more. The research was commissioned by Cosmin Manolescu and produced as part of the programme Platforma ZonaD, organised by Fundaţia Gabriela Tudor in 2018-2019.

Pentru o intervenție de calitate. Cultura în proiecte sociale destinate copiilor (RO)

2019 https://asociatiadadece.ro/urcari/2020/02/Cultura-in-proiecte-sociale-destinate-copiilor.pdf

Role: co-author

The publication presents a short study about the cultural rights of children. Produced as part of the Utopica #prinartă project, its conclusions are based on the observation of the project activities, together with the authors reflection on some key concepts in the frame of an overall perspective on the impact of cultural projects that include a social component dedicated to children.