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...

Artists invite scientists to their studios

Artists invite scientists to their studios

Are you the scientist we are looking for? We call upon scientists to join artists for STUDIOTOPIA, a speculative journey to propose tentative solutions to global challenges in a collaborative, non-hierarchical residency. STUDIOTOPIA is a creative journey that aims to increase collaborations between art & science and to raise awareness and foster creative and critical reflections about environmental challenges that our society is currently facing. In the course of almost two years, STUDIOTOPIA will offer 13 artists and 13 scientists a unique opportunity to collaborate for a duration of seventeen months. Our residency programme aims to encourage scientists to exchange ideas, knowledge and methodologies with international...

Call for art projects exploring the relation between arts, health and well-being

Call for art projects exploring the relation between arts, health and well-being

Deadline extended: 19th of April. The initiators of the project Art & Well-being invite artists from Europe to propose artworks - installations, performances, interventions in the public space, and others - that explore aspects and themes related to health and well-being. The call is open for proposals under two categories: (1) development and production of artworks to be exhibited and presented within Art & Well-being exhibitions in Brussels, Cluj and Maribor during fall 2020 and spring 2021 and (2) projects to be developed during 1-2 week long artistic residencies hosted by one of the three artistic partners in Brussels, Cluj and Maribor. The call guidelines and application form are available online at...

Cluj is involved in a research project that measures the impact of digital culture

Cluj is involved in a research project that measures the impact of digital culture

A new project funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program has recently started and Cluj Cultural Centre is one of the partners, in a consortium of 13 other organizations throughout Europe. The objective of the inDICEs project is to help decision makers from the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitization in their sectors in order to meet the need for innovative (re) use of cultural goods. Cluj Cultural Centre contributes to the inDICEs project by collecting data and analysis and developing guides based on the research conclusions. Also, Cluj Cultural Centre contributes to the co-design of the online Observatory - an...

Exploratory Encounters 2019

Exploratory Encounters 2019

Miruna Amza, Project Manager within Cluj Cultural Centre participated in the workshop and debate session called Exploratory Encounters, which took place at Technorama, in Switzerland. The ideal construction of STEAM education experiences, as well as such a science center, was conducted together with the Science Center's management staff, international experts from different specific areas and 10 other participants from countries such as Germany, Tanzania, Malta, Colombia and China. „This experience has added value to shaping the long-term goals of our organization. The way in which the information was organized during these three days covered possible questions or difficulties that we could face, it presented us models of good...

Cluj Future of Work: How will we work and contribute to the quality of life in Cluj-Napoca in 20 years?

Cluj Future of Work: How will we work and contribute to the quality of life in Cluj-Napoca in 20 years?

Today, December 5th, 2019, at the Cluj Future of Work Conference the project partners, together with international guests and the people from Cluj interested in the topic, discussed the results of the first year of project implementation, with special focus on the three scenarios developed in the project: In Culturepreneurs 2020, 60 entrepreneurs in the field of culture will be selected and divided into 2 work groups, benefiting from structured mentoring in 9 training modules as well as a scholarship of 400 euros per month in order to work on developing and implementing their projects. In the Informal Work scenario, researchers identified 4 work typologies specific for the situation of the people living in Pata Rât community:...