New Regional Cultural Cooperation
Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia
- Cultural Management School in Bucharest: September 14th -19th 2021
- Project Incubator in Belgrade: November 3rd-7th 2021
EUNIC Romania, in partnership with EUNIC Serbia and EUNIC Moldova and with the support of EUNIC Global is pleased to announce an open call for participation in the New Regional Cultural Cooperation 2021 (NRCC) programme: Together, we matter, which follows the guidelines established by Cultural Management Academy (CMA) in the previous four regional editions, this time focusing on the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Serbia.
Open call for participation
Deadline: August 11th, 2021
New Regional Cultural Cooperation 2021 (NRCC) is designed to support the cultural operators in the region to develop an environment of sustainability of the cultural field and explore the paths for a quick recovery after the pandemic, encouraging the resilience of the sector by supporting the development of co-created transversal projects and generating cross-sectorial innovation as well as connecting culture with different related fields like creative industries, digital technologies, humanities, sciences etc.
NRCC will focus on bringing together cultural operators from the independent and public sectors in order to find the best solutions for sustainability of the cultural field.
About New Regional Cultural CooperationNRCC 2021 is a professional programme designed to improve capacity building and find solutions for the cultural sector by stimulating exchange and regional cooperation in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Its main goal is to strengthen a weakened cultural sector and to increase the competences of the cultural operators in the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Serbia. The EUNIC Cluster in Romania organises the programme, in collaboration with the EUNIC Clusters in Serbia and the Republic of Moldova.
The New Regional Cultural Cooperation (NRCC) 2021 is continuing the efforts started in 2015 by the Cultural Management Academy, which aimed to increase the capacity building and stimulate the exchange and collaboration in the Balkans and South-Eastern Europe, with a post-graduate programme for cultural managers. The Cultural Management Academy was founded in Sofia and, throughout the years, it developed into an international programme run by the Goethe-Institutes in Sofia, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, and Sarajevo.
Organizers and PartnersNew Regional Cultural Cooperation is a project by EUNIC Romania in partnership with EUNIC Serbia and EUNIC Moldova. EUNIC — European Union National Institutes for Culture — is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes and organisations, with 36 members from all 28 EU member states.
- EUNIC Cluster Romania
Goethe-Institut, French Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Polish Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, Czech Centre, Delegation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Hungarian Cultural Institute.
- EUNIC Cluster Serbia
Collegium Hungaricum, Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum, French Institute
- EUNIC Cluster Moldova
Austrian Embassy in Chisinau
- University of Bucharest - Faculty of Political Science & Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies
- Colectiv A Association Cluj-Napoca
- Rezidența BRD Scena9 - in the framework of Where Art Thou?
Through lectures, workshops, discussions, and presentations NRCC aims to find answers to questions like:
- What is the understanding of sustainability in the cultural field and how does it contribute to sustainable development?;
- What is solidarity today? How, and why does it matter?;
- How can other fields like digital technologies, sciences etc. can contribute to the sustainable development of the cultural sector?;
- How to make projects relevant for different communities?;
- How can we address an issue to get the best possible results?
- are a cultural manager, PR manager, cultural producer, artist, cultural journalist or art critic with min. two years of experience
- work independently, or in a public or private cultural organisation
- want to build your own and your organisation's capacity
- are curious about changes in the world, solution-oriented in the field and want to change your working environment for good
- are currently in the process of rethinking your activity and want to share your perspective and learn from trainers and peers
- want to find like-minded people and develop new ideas and solutions together
…then, the NRCC is the right place for you!
Participants will need to provide proof of Covid 19 related testing/vaccination/recovery from illness!
1. Cultural Management School in Bucharest | 14th - 19TH of SeptemberThe programme offers the opportunity to participate in an intensive six-day seminar, which will include lectures, workshops, interactive exercises, collective and individual sessions, and other capacity building formats dealing with the topic of the NRCC 2021. We want to create a framework in which various creators and operators within the cultural field can attend a professional week-long seminar held by international trainers, so that they can deal with the new challenges facing this sector. The seminar is planned to take place onsite, in compliance with all measures issued to prevent the spread of coronavirus, at Pavilion 32 at the Goethe-Institut Bucharest.
The seminar‘s programme is curated by EUNIC Romania Cluster and is built upon the specifics and challenges of the regional cultural scene. Here is a list of topics and modules for the NRCC 2021:
- Building sustainable ways of cooperation between public and private sectors
- Cross-sectoral innovation
- Art&STS – Science, Technology, Society
- Ethics and values of solidarity
- Artistic research: linking management and research
- Cancel culture
- Klaus Obermaier (AT)
- Denisa Kera (CZ)
- Veit Stratmann (DE)
- Delia Mucică (RO)
- Raluca Iacob (RO)
- Corina Bucea (RO)
- Răzvan Pascu (RO)
…and more to be announced!
Public talks | 14th, 15th and 17th of September
Apart from the six-day Cultural Management School dedicated exclusively to the participants selected after the open call for cultural managers, the NRCC will also host three public talks. International and national renowned cultural managers will engage in a dialogue about encouraging the resilience of the sector by supporting the development of co-created transversal projects and generating cross-sectoral innovation. The discussions will be open to the public.
2. Project INCUBATOR IN BELGRADE | 3rd - 7TH of NovemberApart from the six-day seminar, a Project Incubator will also be organized in Belgrade. All participants in this year´s edition of the NRCC will gather to network and reflect on the topics of the programme. The incubator will encourage sharing, collaboration and exchange and will create a space for developing new project ideas.
3. Funding possibilitiesThroughout this call, 15 participants from Romania, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova will be selected. To support the capacity building process, the program offers funding possibilities for collaborative projects/cross-border initiatives, relevant for the regional context, that will provide new and innovative solutions for the cultural sector through EUNIC funding.
The aim of the NRCC Project Fund is to provide participants more space to develop new ideas and collaborate with other managers from their own and other countries in the region. That way the NRCC is aiming to establish a capacity building model based on theory, practice, creativity and collaboration.
In 2021, the NRCC Project Fund offers the following funding opportunities to participants in the programme:
- Closed call (November): Up to two of the projects developed at the Project Incubator in Belgrade will be funded with up to 4.000 Euro.
4. NetworkingAs it was for previous regional editions of CMA, networking is a fundamental element of the NRCC 2021. For its past editions, CMA established a network of nearly 250 cultural managers from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and 70 established professionals from these countries as well as Germany, UK, France, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Portugal, who took part in the project as trainers and speakers.
This years’ edition of NRCC is aiming to further develop the network focusing on cultural professionals from Romania, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova, working both in private or public organisations.
Participation in the NRCC offers the possibility to develop your professional international network and future connections with the cultural institutes from the EUNIC cluster.
!! Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, the seminar can also be organised online in order to ensure both participants’ and trainers’ safety.
The participation fee includes:
- participation in all NRCC activities and access to apply for the NRCC Project Fund
- accommodation and travel costs from your city of residence to Bucharest for the Cultural Management School
- accommodation and travel costs from your city of residence to Belgrade for the Project Incubator
- lunch and coffee breaks during all events (no further per diem is provided)
- access to online learning materials
- mentoring during and after the NRCC
*** We will consider applications for scholarships, based on the motivation (see application form).