Cluj Cultural Center: the first cultural spaces of their own and the plans for 2022

Cluj Cultural Center: the first cultural spaces of their own and the plans for 2022

On Thursday, March 10, the Cluj Cultural Centre organized the online meeting of the General Assembly of the Association’s Members, when the plans for the current year were discussed and approved. On this occasion, four new organizations became members of the Centre: OM studio - choreographic centre, Creative Mornings Cluj, JCI Active Citizens Cluj and Good texts in crazy places. Thus, Cluj Cultural Centre currently has 116 members: cultural institutions and organizations, universities, civil society and business associations, public administration. The complete list of the members, the activity report for 2021 and the planning for 2022 can be consulted on the organization's website: www.cccluj.ro/documente-en. The General Assembly of...

European funding for the development of Culture Next – the network of former or current candidate cities for the European Capital of Culture title

European funding for the development of Culture Next – the network of former or current candidate cities for the European Capital of Culture title

Cluj Cultural Centre, together with the partners from Culture Next network, obtained a three-year funding of 824,525.98 euros from the European Commission, through the Creative Europe program. The funding will be used to implement the Culture Next network program, a network founded in 2017 that aims to support European cities to implement urban development programs and strategies through culture. The main objectives for the next three years are: Establishment of a Network Strategic Committee and a Working Group on cultural policy proposal; Creating the Guide to Local Cultural Strategies for Sustainable Development; Organizing six network meetings in Leeuwarden, Aveiro, Elefsina, Belfast, Trenčín and Oulu; Establishing an artistic mobility...

Cities Fund for Culture launched – applications open until February 25, 2022

Cities Fund for Culture launched – applications open until February 25, 2022

Culture Next cities network launches the pilot edition of the Cities Fund for Culture, an alternative financial mechanism for European cooperation in Culture. 10 European cities contribute to a joint fund that would be offered, through an open call, to European artists interested in working together to share their Visions for Culture in a Sustainable Future. ”The Cities Fund is a bottom-up solution to complement the European Commission’s top-down funding structures. We are experimenting with new ways to foster collaboration in culture, at city level and country level as well”, says Ștefan Teișanu, Secretary General of the network. The pilot edition of the Fund selects seven European artists to work individually or collectively and share...

Cluj Cultural Centre is part of a new large-scale EU project: CultureForHealth

Cluj Cultural Centre is part of a new large-scale EU project: CultureForHealth

Cluj Cultural Centre is one of the partners within project “CultureForHealth” that will run from December 2021 to May 2023. Together with project partners we will investigate and develop the culture & health field within five areas.  There is a rising awareness in the EU of the important role of cultural activities and the arts when securing mental health and well-being on both on an individual and collective level. The ambition to harness positive effects of cultural approaches to well-being is growing at the policy level. Yet, designing sustainable policy interventions that reliably implement a change of approach at the practitioner level is no trivial task. European Commission has offered 500.000 euros to a major European...

The experimental space for art and well-being has been offered to the “Onisifor Ghibu” Theoretical High School students

The experimental space for art and well-being has been offered to the “Onisifor Ghibu” Theoretical High School students

The space is the result of a large participatory process that took place in several stages and actively involved the school community - teachers, students, parents - along with artists, designers, architects, landscapers, researchers in psychology and public health. "Art and involvement in creative activities play a significant role in the emotional and cognitive development of children, as shown by numerous studies. Our intention was to develop a model that supports the long-term presence of art in schools and contributes to shaping an educational environment that appreciates and cultivates the attention for well-being, as well as children’s collaboration skills and imagination. We hope that students in schools across the country will be...

LUMEN: educational kits

LUMEN: educational kits

Cluj Cultural Centre, in partnership with Scientifica, proposes the Lumen project, which aims to contribute to the civic spirit development and and to the young people’s involvement in issues that affect the whole community, such as energy consumption and its effect on society and climate change. By the end of December 2021, 57 high school students from Cluj, studying in "Tiberiu Popoviciu" Informatics High School and "Emil Racovită" National College, will participate in a series of online workshops to look for answers to current questions and societal concerns, such as: Why is it important to understand energy and energy sources? Is renewable energy useful? Will we be able to find lasting solutions to the significant challenges of the...

Culture and Well-being Forum 2021

Culture and Well-being Forum 2021

Initiated by the Cluj Cultural Centre in 2018, the Culture and Well-being Forum will take place this year around the theme “Scaling Up Arts and Culture Interventions for Health and Well-being”. The three-day program (October 25-27) includes panels, inspirational discussions, case studies, workshops, policy debates, and an artistic program. The event is aimed at culture professionals, health practitioners, researchers, decision-makers and anyone interested in the arts and well-being. Agenda Day 1, Monday, October 25th, 2021 18:00-19:00 CEST Marc Vilanova – Invisible Sounds | Lecture PerformanceArt Programme, Live event & Online Streaming (English)Location: Casa Tranzit, Str G. Barițiu 16, Cluj Day 2, Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 9:30-...