InDICEs: A new way to measure the impact of digital culture

InDICEs: A new way to measure the impact of digital culture

InDICEs is a research project that aims to empower policy-makers & decision-makers in the Cultural and Creative Industries to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitisation in their sectors and address the need for innovative (re)use of cultural assets. The Cultural Heritage Sector is a key enabler of the advancement of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in Europe. Not only does it provide access to vast amounts of reusable cultural content, it can be seen as a R&D lab of the cultural and creative ecosystem through which it contributes both to the economic advancement and to society at large. However, researchers and policy-makers are struggling to fully understand the crucial role that the Cultural...

Culturepreneurs 20/21 is ON – 80 Business Ideas for the Cultural and Creative Sectors Wanted for the Program`s 3rd Edition

Culturepreneurs 20/21 is ON – 80 Business Ideas for the Cultural and Creative Sectors Wanted for the Program`s 3rd Edition

Culturepreneurs will take place between June 2020 and March 2021 and is part of the Cluj Future of Work Project initiated by the Urban Innovation Unit in Cluj-Napoca, which was created by the Cluj Cultural Centre in partnership with the Centre for Innovation and Civic Imagination of the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca. First-time or seasoned entrepreneurs who sign up for the Program will have free access to training workshops and mentoring programs, as well as to dedicated spaces, equipment and financial prizes to implement their ideas. Culturepreneurs is dedicated to professionals in the cultural and creative sectors who are open to technology and who intend to develop sustainable projects. "The equipment and facilities provided through this...

The works of two artists from Cluj included in the Europe at Home project

The works of two artists from Cluj included in the Europe at Home project

Europe at Home is a project that brings together European artistic perspectives in the field of photography and literature, related to this exceptional and unprecedented situation that we all live. At the invitation of Faro, a candidate city for the title of European Capital of Culture in Portugal and a member of the Culture Next network we initiated in 2017, we joined the project, proposing two artists to represent the city of Cluj: Gabriel Aldea (Komiti) and Alexandra Felseghi. Gabriel Aldea is a photographer, and together with the Komiti team he created a collaboration project with illustrators from Cluj-Napoca: KOMITI ✕ ILLUSTRATORS. The photos taken with the empty city were completed by illustrators, who animated well-known places in...

Art consumption and its connection to well-being during the Covid 19 pandemic

Art consumption and its connection to well-being during the Covid 19 pandemic

How do arts contribute to our well-being? This question has been explored in recent years by various studies that have revealed the beneficial effect of the arts on several dimensions of well-being. Current circumstances are altering what we think we know about our way of living, of interacting and working and these new realities directly impact our health and well-being. The aim of this research is to investigate the ways in which people relate to arts and creativity in the specific context of the Covid 19 pandemic. This survey is open to respondents of all ages and backgrounds from all around the world. The questionnaire is available in English, Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, Slovenian, French and Dutch. We are particularly...

Data for advocacy: the audience of Cluj cultural organizations

Data for advocacy: the audience of Cluj cultural organizations

Cluj Cultural Centre prepared a short questionnaire addressing to the cultural organizations based in Cluj-Napoca and the Metropolitan Area, in order to substantiate the advocacy actions supporting this community. This initiative is designed to contribute to better knowing the activity of Cluj cultural organizations in the recent years, and to develop actions based on factual data showing the situation of the local cultural sector. To this end we need information that can help us understand the size of the audience and of the networks of artists supported by the local cultural organizations. The representatives of the cultural organizations in Cluj-Napoca and the Metropolitan Area (Aiton, Apahida, Baciu, Bonţida, Borşa, Căianu, Chinteni,...

Inner states in harmony. How can we bring about a state of well-being during the pandemic?

Inner states in harmony. How can we bring about a state of well-being during the pandemic?

You walk around at home, the space of your room becomes smaller and smaller, you would go out, but you care for yourself and those around you. Coming nearer to yourself, distancing yourself physically from others, you may be much closer to them than you would think. There is something beautiful also in this period of time when, while we keep away from others, we get close to ourselves and we bring more of our attention to how we feel and how others feel. We feel the same at the same time, and this draws us nearer and makes us more empathetic and careful of everything that surrounds us. There is space for thoughts, all sorts of thoughts, and we can choose which to keep close during this time. And there is space for creativity expressed for...

Artists Together in the fight against the pandemic

Artists Together in the fight against the pandemic

Cluj Cultural Centre launches a national project that engages the Romanian artists in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform “Artists together” responds to the initiative of the Romanian Health Observatory to convey important current subjects and themes to a public as large as possible. The initiative relies on the artists’ creativity as a vector in public information, but also as a promoter of solidarity in the context of the state of emergency and the global crisis. “Romania goes through the most serious health crisis in the last half century. We can only go smoothly through it together. Together we can help the elderly who need support. Together, thinking of the doctors and nurses who are very exposed during this time....