The organisers

The Congress is an initiative of and organised by ENCATC, the only European network in the field of cultural management and policy. Established in 1992 in Warsaw, ENCATC is an independent organisation and currently, it is made up of more than 100 member institutions in over 40 countries. ENCATC is an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO and an observer of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Culture. Our mission is to stimulate the development of cultural management and cultural policy education in Europe and beyond, engaging and responding to new developments in politics, economics, societies, and technology. Our members are higher education institutions, training centres, cultural organisations, consultancies, public authorities, and artists. Since its creation, ENCATC cooperates in many ways with the Council of Europe, UNESCO, European institutions, and the European Cultural Foundation. As results of our internationalisation policy, ENCATC is also a strategic partner of the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Association of Arts Administration Educators in the United States, and the Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies. We believe cultural management and policy education, training, and research have the power to make the cultural sector stronger, resilient, and sustainable in Europe and beyond.

The Congress’s local organiser is ENCATC member, the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training. Subordinated to the Ministry of Culture, the Institute is the only national institute that aims to study, research and provide statistical data in the field of culture as well as training professionals who choose a career in this field.  A member of ENCATC since 2016, its mission is to reach – by means of cultural research and training – all the cultural operators, regardless of their level of subordination or the type of organization, for collecting and offering statistical data in order to sustain their own projects and to support their professional development. The Romanian Ministry of Culture and National Identity is a central public/governmental authority, responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the strategy and policies in the field of culture in Romania.

Under the patronage of

As the Congress is taking place in Romania this year and the country is celebrating its Centennial, we are very privileged to hold it under the High Patronage of the President of Romania.

Main partner

The Institutul Național al Patrimoniului (INP) is a governmental institution in Romania established in 2009 by merging the National Historical Monuments Office with the National Institute of Historical Monuments.

WITH LOCAL CONTRIBUTION FROM

Founded in 2001, the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Romania shaped itself as a living institution dedicated to exhibiting, researching and promoting Romanian contemporary art. Relocated inside the Palace of Parliament within the historically symbolic House of the People since 2004, the museum aims to present relevant names in Romanian and international art through a holistic approach to visual culture. MNAC Bucharest is a public institution.

Founded in 2001, the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Romania shaped itself as a living institution dedicated to exhibiting, researching and promoting Romanian contemporary art. Relocated inside the Palace of Parliament within the historically symbolic House of the People since 2004, the museum aims to present relevant names in Romanian and international art through a holistic approach to visual culture. MNAC Bucharest is a public institution.

In 2015 a group of multidisciplinary creatives set up to transform the abandoned industrial space of the former Cotton Factory in Bucharest into the first makerspace in Romania, Nod makerspace. After six months of hard work, with the help of 25 people and 9 partners, 650 sqm were ready to host makers and creative industries entrepreneurs that needed a space and community for their passion. The industrial space was once again filled with life and became a central hotspot for the creative industries in Bucharest.

The International Center for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies – CINETic was established within the “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theater and Film from Bucharest (UNATC), as a Research Department. CINETic has the mission of technological innovation and research in the fields of digital interaction and applied neuroscience in the performing arts. Within CINETic, knowledge and expertise gained in the field of theater and film, through research and innovation, are used in interdisciplinary art-science-technology projects.

HOSTED BY

The main venue is the National Library of Romania and the Ministry of Culture and National Identity. The National Library of Romania is a cultural institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. Its goal is to administer the national patrimony of publications by purchasing and preserving documents and making them available to the public for research or personal study.

The Celebrating Cultural Diversity—FRH Torch Ceremony will take place at the Romanian Atheneum, a cultural landmark in Romania’s capital city.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

ENCATC is co-funded by Creative Europe. Creative Europe is theEuropean Commission’s programme to support the culture and audiovisual sectors. It aims to: help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation; enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion and give Europe’s culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.

IN THE FRAME OF

ENCATC, as one of the official members of the stakeholders’ committee for the European Year, is honoured to have the Congress with the label of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. EYCH has set a framework to celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe – at EU, national, regional and local level. The Year’s aim is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future. The year will see a series of initiatives and events across Europe to enable people to become closer to and more involved with their cultural heritage.

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