CfA: Grants for cultural journalists
- Grants for cultural journalists
This new practice-oriented course is designed for
individuals who want to be cultural journalists,
reporting on and reviewing any area of Romanian
culture, arts or entertainment. It is aimed
particularly at graduates in the arts and humanities
who want to make a career writing or broadcasting in
this area, whether their intended field of journalism
is opera or jazz, painting or film, theatre or the
It is a programme also committed to ensuring that the
Romanian cultural relations with other countries are
vivid and relevant for the new generations that have
come of age since the fall of communism.
It aims to improve the quality of arts and cultural
journalism, as well as its prestige in foreign
newsrooms. Since the extent to which journalism is
probing or superficial, broadly engaging or exclusive,
helps determine the level of public appreciation of
the arts and culture.
GRANTS FOR FOREIGN CULTURAL JOURNALISTS
What are we seeking?
to promote the Romanian cultural phenomenon in the
foreign mass media
What are we offering?
duration: 1 month
value: 1,500 EUR
contacts with Romanian journalists and personalities
in the field of culture
The grants are available for journalists currently
under a work contract with a newspaper, magazine, TV
channel or radio station in a country other than
1 recommendation letter from the applicants work
place (newspaper / magazine / TV channel / radio
letter of intent (in a wide-circulation language)
addressed to the president of the Romanian Cultural
Applications will be submitted by e-mail (dana@...)
or by post to the Romanian Cultural Institute, 38
Aleea Alexandru, 011824 Bucharest, Romania. If the
application is sent by post, the deadline refers to
the mail registration stamp applied on dispatch.
The beneficiary of the grant will produce at least one
material for publication in the newspaper / broadcast
on the TV channel or radio station for which they
work. One copy of the material will be sent to the
Romanian Cultural Institute.
For details, visit our website at www.icr.ro
Dana Sestak, Tel. +40 317100 621, e-mail: dana@...
ICR at a glance
Why should one be interested in the Romanian culture?
This is the question to which the Romanian Cultural
Institute strives to answer. Famous names: Constatin
Brâncuºi, George Enescu, Eugene Ionesco, Emil Cioran,
Mircea Eliade are a (first) answer. But not the only
one. Through its efforts, ICR tries to show that
Romania has still a lot of things and values to offer.
Like any country that passes through a profound
transformation process, Romania is associated with
many negative stereotypes. There are also positive
ones. Both are linked, most of the times, to real
situations. But Romanian reality cannot be reduced to
With an experience of over ten years in promoting
Romanian culture, the Institute has extended its
activities, with special emphasis on stimulating local
culture, young talents, promoting Romanian culture and
civilization throughout the world, and integrating
Romanian assets into the world cultural heritage.
ICR intends to be a channel of communication:
The access of the foreign public to the
Romanian cultural products is one first target
Another one is developing partnerships
between foreign and Romanian cultural operators. By
establishing connections between Romania and other
countries, the lack of trust could be eliminated and
barriers might be raised, while understanding and
knowledgeble relations are established.
In order to be efficient, ICR intends to
promote a better understanding of the Romanian culture
in other countries, and of their cultures in Romania
respectively. Briefly, this means cultural relations.
Which is our strategy?
To increase the number of those
interested in various aspects of the Romanian culture
To grant the opportunity of using and
developing the creative potential of Romanian and
foreign artists from all fields
In order to reach these diverse objectives, several
categories of cultural operators are targeted:
Publishing cultural reviews, courses in Romanian
culture and civilisation, conferences and public
debates, contemporary art exhibitions, art film
screenings, book releases and, last but not least,
awarding grants for summer schools and cultural
workshops in translations and in cultural journalism.
All these promote the acceptance of best practices,
propose new standards, provide genuine intellectual
added value and produce a measurable impact upon
knowing Romanias culture abroad.
Not an official voice, not one voice, but a plurality
of voices, comparable to the expectations and
interests that define the present cultural milieu
this what ICR puts forward as an interface.
Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Political Sciences
Str. Sf. Stefan 24, sector 2, Bucharest
e-mail: oanavalentina_suciu@... , oana.suciu@...
phone: +40 - 723 368903
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