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The public talks of MoldArte are facilitated frames to discuss topics of interest for various cultural actors in Republica Moldova.

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The public talks are recorded and subtitled, being available for Romanian and English speakers.



Cultural Cooperation

11.00 Chisinau time / GMT +3


MoldArte closing event 2022

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An old African proverb says that it takes a whole village to raise a child. In the proverb’s metaphor, the child can be anything, even a cultural project. Because the more diverse, active and complementary the partners it attracts, the more valuable and meaningful the project. Knowing how to form the right “village” for a cultural project is an art. But that’s another discussion. In today’s conference we talk about the possibilities that institutions – national and international – offer to cultural operators in Moldova. The Ministry of Culture is open to cooperation, Embassies and Cultural Centres are active and create opportunities, the European Union, through its programmes, invites to participation. All this, plus a model of good practice, are discussed in this public talk on international opportunities and cultural cooperation.


The speakers are: Andrei CHISTOL – State Secretary in the Minstry of Culture, Republic of Moldova; Natalia CERNAT – Small Grants and Social Inclusion Programme Officer, Cooperation Office; Eugeniu HARABARA –National Coordinator of the EU4Culture project in the Republic of Moldova; Alexandra ISAICUL – coordinator of the Info Centre of the Moldova for Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps; Erwin Kessler – general manager of the Museum of Recent Art in Bucharest – MARe.
Moderator: Oana Borș – cultural manager, professor and curator, Romania



Education through culture

10.00 Chisinau time / GMT +3


National Theaters Reunion Chisinau 2022

A must

Education through culture is a must. It provides the child or the youngster with a framework of personal affirmation. It develops critical spirit and self-awareness. It contributes to developing relationships and skills, to understanding the history and environment in which we live, to accepting and empathizing. The educational environment is increasingly opening up to interaction with institutions that promote culture. At the same time, the cultural environment discovers that attracting children and adolescents in its programs creates an informed, interested audience, a constant communication partner.

The conference dedicated to this equally vast and generous topic proposes various points of view and, at the same time, offers models of good practices. Models that can be replicated by any cultural operator, within a narrower or large-scale framework, in order to develop a better, more open, more informed world.


The speakers are: Nika ŠKOF–cultural manager, journalist and trainer, Slovenia; Angelica IACOB – museographer, professor, cultural manager, Head of the Art Department of the Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest; Sergiu MUSTEAȚĂ – historian, professor and dean of the Faculty of History and Geography, within the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University of Chișinău;Adriana MOCA – actress and cultural manager, founder of „Vis-à-Vis”, Cultural Association, Bucharest. Moderator: Andreea Ciortea, cultural manager




The role of

independent artist

10.00 Chisinau time / GMT +3


The Internation Book Fair Bookfest Chisinau 2022

The role of independent artist

The conference starts at these uncomfortable questions, that are formulated more and more vocally over the past years, especially in the independent area. The use of culture in diplomacy, the precariousness of the artist, the need to redefine independent structures and the need for their dialogue with the political and decision-making area, these are the topics brought to discussion, illustrated by examples of good practices, which weld communities together and affirm healthy principles of artistic expression.


The speakers are: Milena Dragićević ŠEŠIĆ – professor at the University of Arts, Belgrade, Founder of the UNESCO Chair on Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation; Aura CORBEANU – Cultural management professor, vicepresident of UNITER – Romanian Theatre Union, Bucharest; Chris TORCH –independent cultural expert, curator and international consultant for cultural politics, Stockholm; Elena NOFIT – president of the NGO Council, communicator of Centrul CONTACT, Chișinău; Vlad CIOBANU – visual artist, member of the Occupy Guguță movement, Chișinău.


In these economically and socially difficult times, a growing number of artists and cultural operators were forced to question the role of art in the life of the city. Although numerous actions initiated by artists helped to make the time of the pandemic easier to bear –let’s remember the concerts in the balconies of Madrid or the recorded plays offered for free, online, by many producers around the world – yet many states have failed to implement concrete measures to support their artists. In the proximity of the war society required their input again, offering a symbolic and sentimental, rather than financial return. Artists have therefore once again found themselves in a position to rethink the criteria by which they appreciate their work.

The status of the artist

The speakers will be Gabriele Rosana (Director for Cultural Policies of Culture Action Europe, Brussels), Carmen Croitoru (Director General of the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training and Associate Professor, PhD of the National University of Theater Arts). and Cinematography in Bucharest), Andrei Chistol (Secretary of State in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova), Dorin Vaculovschi (Doctor of Economic Sciences, professor, expert at the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives “Viitorul”, Chisinau), Corina Andrei (Sociologist , Doctor of Political Science, Expert in educational and social projects).


In 1980, the UNESCO General Conference adopted a recommendation on the status of the artist. UNESCO called on the Member States to improve the professional, social and economic status of artists by implementing policies and measures related to training, social security, employment, income and tax conditions, mobility and freedom of expression. At that time, the need to understand and strengthen the role of the “creative worker”, as well as the need to improve this status, were already recognized by the Member States. Decades later, the recommendation remains just as relevant. 


Taking into account national legislation, administrative specificities and the particular conditions in which artists and cultural workers work, some European countries have managed to create their own system, which supports and protects people working in the artistic field. Others, including Romania and Moldova, are still on this challenging road. About the challenges, but also about the possibilities to overcome them, about models of good practices and about the importance of each new step forward, the guests of the conference dedicated to the artist’s status discuss.

Art as engine for social inclusion

The speakers of the public talk on the theme art as engine for social envolvement are: Joachim Umlauf (director of the Goethe-Institut in Bucharest), Mihaela Michailov and Radu Apostol (founders of the Replica Educational Theater Center, Bucharest) and Hans Knoll (director of the Knoll Gallery in Vienna and Budapest).  The meeting is moderated by journalist Vadim Cheptănaru.

Capitalisation of local cultural heritage

The speakers are: Erica Peaslee (SUCHO Cultural Heritage Manager Online – Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online), Carrie Pirmann (Co-Monitor of the Situation in Moldova and Transnistria, SUCHO – Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online), Adriana Scripcariu (Founder) of the Museum – Workshop – Piscu School, Romania), Marcel Lazăr (initiator of Moldo Crescendo, Moldova), Dumitrița Efremov (architect and urban councilor, Moldova). The meeting is moderated by Liliana Jitari, a lecturer at the Technical University of Moldova in Chisinau.


The discussion about cultural heritage is an overview of how, through various cultural or rescue interventions, heritage – both intangible and material – is protected and valued. Guests present case studies in which heritage becomes the focal point of an artistic program, a comprehensive reconstruction and education project or a reason to bring people together in a desire to help and save, giving new life to traditions, buildings and even data digital. From the challenges of the SUCHO volunteer project, to the results of the twinning of Piscu and Țigănești localities, to the way music signals the precarious condition of the local heritage (MoldoCrescendo), to the importance of the ICOMOS project, which largely involves the community. together with external partners, in order to capitalize on the existing heritage resources, all the projects presented highlight the importance of partnerships and all are connected or are carried out even in the Republic of Moldova.

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