re:form – experimental programme for rethinking work

re:form – experimental programme for rethinking work

re:form is a facilitation and microfinancing programme for rethinking work practices in the cultural sector. It encourages the infusion of solidarity, inclusion, empathy, respect, and other values practiced through the medium of art into the daily experience of the people working in the cultural sector. re:form will take place between October 2020 and September 2021 and is a part of the Cluj Future of Work Project initiated by the Cluj-Napoca Urban Innovation Unit, created by the Cluj Cultural Centre in partnership with the Civic Innovation and Imagination Centre within the Cluj-Napoca City Hall. “By means of this programme, we want to support processes aspiring to go beyond the traditional models of organizational development and taking...

Paco Calvo, Sanneke Stigter and Sven Dupré, the scientists selected by Cluj Cultural Centre within the Studiotopia residences

Paco Calvo, Sanneke Stigter and Sven Dupré, the scientists selected by Cluj Cultural Centre within the Studiotopia residences

160 scientists from 30 countries applied for the residency programme within the European project of art and science Studiotopia. The residency programme aims to encourage scientists to exchange ideas, knowledge and methodologies with international visual artists. Results, developed concepts, research material or artworks generated during STUDIOTOPIA residencies will be exhibited in partnering venues across Europe. Cluj Cultural Centre hosts two residences in collaboration with the artists Alexandra Pirici and Ciprian Mureșan, who will work with the following scientists:Paco Calvo - Professor of Philosophy of Science, and Principal Investigator of MINTLab (Minimal Intelligence Lab) at the University of Murcia, Spain. His research interests...

«NEW NOW»:The Autumn School of Curating returns with a second edition, online (20-30 November 2020)

«NEW NOW»:The  Autumn School of Curating returns with a second edition, online (20-30 November 2020)

We organize, through the ECCA project - European Centre for Contemporary Art, together with the Art Encounters Foundation (Timişoara), the Autumn School of Curating, aiming to give young curators access to an international platform for dialogue and learning. The partnership developed by the two organizations dedicated to contemporary art proposes a collaborative model that will develop and strengthen an active professional network in the sphere of contemporary culture in Cluj and Timişoara. The special guests of the Curatorial School will be: Carlos Amorales (MX), Zheng Bo (CN), Ibrahim Nehme (LB), Heba Y Amin (AE), Tara Lasrado (AU / IN / CH), Joanna Warsza (PL / DE).  ECCA – The European Centre for Contemporary Art Cluj-Napoca and the...

The Culturepreneurs 20/21 program has started

The Culturepreneurs 20/21 program has started

Culturepreneurs 20/21, an incubation program for the cultural and creative industries, officially started on September 21st. The start was marked by an online meeting attended by the 69 creatives selected after the public call organized in June, together with professionals from Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj IT Cluster, Transylvania Creative Industries Cluster, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster, Transilvania International Film Festival, Transylvania IT Cluster and ZAIN Transylvanian Creativity Festival. The meeting started with the presentation of the program context, made by the members of the management team, Ștefan Teișanu, Anamaria Vrabie and Andreea Bercan and by the representatives of the partner institutions: Mara...

Overcoming Burnout through Arts. A Cultural Prescriptions Pilot Project

Overcoming Burnout through Arts. A Cultural Prescriptions Pilot Project

Burnout is a serious condition that affects more and more people. The  Mental Health America (MHA) in a study conducted  in July 2020 reported that 75% of workers have experienced burnout, and 40% of those polled said it was a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. The current circumstances affect our way of interacting, working, and living, in general. Working from home has its advantages and disadvantages for everyone. Sometimes the working hours are mixed with the personal time, therefore the employee tends to dedicate more time in performing working tasks than before Covid 19 pandemic.  Cultural Prescriptions is a type of initiative that encourages people who deal with different medical conditions to overcome their negative states...

Ars Electronica Garden Cluj: Questioning Hierarchies Between Art and Science

Ars Electronica Garden Cluj: Questioning Hierarchies Between Art and Science

The Ars Electronica Garden Cluj features two talks with the artists and scientists in residency hosted by Cluj Cultural Centre as part of the European Art & Science project, Studiotopia. The talks will engage the artists and scientists in an exploration of their practice and collaboration they are embarking in. Both talks will be moderated by Corina Bucea (project manager, Cluj Cultural Centre). Both events will be streamed online.   Wednesday, September 9th, 10.30-11.00 CEST / 11.30 – 12.00 EEST Alexandra Pirici and Paco Calvo Alexandra Pirici is an artist with a background in dance and choreography who works undisciplined, across different mediums. Her...

Consultation workshop with cultural heritage sector under the inDICEs project

Consultation workshop with cultural heritage sector under the inDICEs project

inDICEs - Measuring the Impact of Digital Culture gathers knowledge and opinions about digital cultural heritage directly from the cultural heritage professionals who are or will be working with digitised collections. In two consultation workshops on 15 and 16 September professionals working in museums, libraries and other institutions going through digital transformation are invited to contribute to the future of the common cultural heritage. Consultation workshops 15 September 14:00 -17:00 IPR Framework for Digital Transformation in the Cultural Heritage sector This workshop session aims to understand the challenges and opportunities of the European legal Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) framework for the Digital Transformation of the...