Starting with 2004, ECUMEST initiated a series of
workshops open to young
artists and organised various meetings and debates (presented below)
the aim to facilitate a confrontation of the Romanian audience with
other cultural perspectives and proposals, some of which of high relevance
to the Romanian context.
Besides these projects regularly developed, as well as one-off support
granted to various artists (started in 2002), ECUMEST aims to set up
a creativity and mobility fund addressed to young creators and designed
to open to them a confrontation (taking the shape of study travels)
with the artistic trends in other countries in Europe and beyond.
2006, March: Conflictual
heritage and recent memory
A conference held by Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, complemented by
a local perspective offered by Catalin Berescu.
2005, June: Master
class and conferences held by theatre director Andrei Serban, Bucharest
Master class with actors of the National Theatre in Cluj and students
of the Faculty of Theatre in Cluj. Conferences in Bucharest and Cluj
(details in Romanian only).
2004, June: Two
exceptional meetings with theatre director Andrei Serban
Conferences on the themes "Shakespeare and the spirituality"
and "Theatre vs. Opera" (details in Romanian only).
2004, June: The Balkan Express network encounter in Sfintu
about the meeting...
on the book "Circles in the water" documenting the workshop
held by Andrei Serban...
2002, July: Four
young Romanian actors benefited, with the ECUMEST support, from a professional
visit to the Avignon Festival
The young actors awarded at the 2001 edition of the Young Actor's
Gala participated to the Avignon Festival (details in Romanian only).
2002, April: Supporting
the participation of 12 young artists, managers and cultural journalists
to the "Cultural policies and cultural rights" seminar in
A series of artists, managers and cultural journalists from Romania,
Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia participated to the "Cultural policies
and cultural rights" seminar in Fribourg.
RESOUCES & OPPORTUNITIES
Listed below are other programmes and organisations that support the
mobility of young artists and cultural managers or offer a variety of
resources and information in this field:
beyond (Supporting Travel for European Projects) - mobility fund
proposed by the European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam
Cimetta Fund - Mobility of Performing Arts operators and artists in
the Mediterranean - mobility fund aimed at encouraging cultural exchanges
within the Mediterranean area
Europeene pour Jeunes Artistes - programme design to support the
promotion and the mobility of young artists
- website dedicated to information about international activities, projects
and their funding, in the areas of theatre, dance, and other performing
Artists - information centre for artists and cultural organisations
on cultural exchanges, artist in residence programmes and work opportunities
in the Netherlands and abroad