Young Romanian Cultural Managers present their Work

Young Romanian Cultural Managers present their Work

A roundtable hosted by British novelist, historian and curator Dr Mike Phillips OBE. Followed by Q&A session.

In connection to the Romanian Cultural Managers’ Trip to London, the Ratiu Foundation organises a special Culture Power Roundtable with the participation of Bogdan Georgescu (Bucharest), Irina Malcea (Bucharest), Mirela Nastasache (Bucharest), Andrada Vaida (Timisoara), and Monica Zarna (Arad). The Romanian guests will present their practices, their approaches to cultural management in the current economic conditions, and the Romanian cultural landscape of today.
The Series’ Convenor, Dr Mike Phillips OBE, will then chair the speakers and the guests to a discussion on culture, society, social activism, and cultural capital.

Thursday 25 November 2010, 19.00-21.00, The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre, Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ; Tel. 020 7486 0295, ext 108; e-mail: Entry is free but booking is essential.

Bogdan Georgescu is an artist and social activist, using tools such as community theatre, video composing, event-producing, social intervention, project management. Bogdan is the stream founder for Active Art, the process of revealing the work of art in each of us, transforming everyday life into a collective work of art. Under the initiative of the Generosity Offensive he works as an artist, facilitator and project manager in a creative process based on the collaboration with the community involved, and interdisciplinarity for active art, in projects such as Build your community!, The Countryside Tour community project for creative education in rural areas, The House of People active theatre project in the Maximum Security Prison in Craiova.

Irina Malcea is currently working as a cultural manager for the Visual Arts Department of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest. For the last three years, she has gained experience in coordinating both local and international events, such as Romanian film festivals, international tours of Romanian theatre plays, two editions of a simultaneous international short film festival, workshops, film projections, debates, etc.

Mirela Nastasache is a cultural manager with an eye for new drama. She studied Theatre and Cultural Management in Bucharest and Paris, and works as a literary councillor at Teatrul Mic (The Small Theatre) where she set up a programme for young Romanian writers and directors. She is also in charge of the Press & PR Department of the Romanian National Theatre Festival.
Currently Mirela is developing a project dedicated to New Writing in Romania – a website meant to promote the new generation of Romanian playwrights.

Andrada Vaida is a freelance cultural manager based in Timisoara (Western Romania). As a Cultural Referee at the German Cultural Centre in Timisoara she co-organized film, visual arts and music events with German and Romanian artists. She worked for a time at the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau in Dresden, where she developed the project Send & Receive_media art exchange_RO/DE, and she co-initiated projects with colleagues from Eastern Europe. At the time she collaborates with the Timishort International Film Festival (Timisoara) and other local actors, as well as with inter:est Kulturprojekte (Berlin).

Monica Zarna is one of the producers of the Underground Theatre Festival and the Euromarionete Festival in Arad (Western Romania). She is currently working for the mobility project for cultural workers ‘Bridge between European Cultural Centres’ as the PR and communication coordinator. Her work has been related in various forms with several renowned theatre festivals, such as Avignon OFF, Divadelna Nitra and Nordwind. Through her studies and work, she has lived in Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia and Germany.
Her hobbies include watching films, which she sometimes reviews on a Romanian online cultural magazine.

Culture Power is a programme initiated by the Ratiu Foundation, consisting of a number of presentations and constructive dialogue with an invited audience.

Organised by The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre in London.
With the support of Visiting Arts, ProFusion International Creative Consultancy, and Gabriela Tudor Foundation.

Region: All
Start Date: 25/11/2010
End Date:
Start Time: 19:00
Venue: Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre
Venue Address: Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Ramona Mitrica
Phone: 020 7486 0295