ARCUB 2022 Non-Refundable Financing Session: …

The Capital Hall through ARCUB – Cultural Center of the Capital announces the launch of the procedure for selecting appraisers for the 2022 “Effective Bucharest” non-repayable funding session for the Creative Sector in Bucharest, which was implemented with the support of Culture, Education, Bucharest Department of Tourism.

The Bucharest Organized Funding Program for Cultural Operators annually supports more than 80 independent projects and activities in all artistic fields and reached its seventh edition in 2022. This year’s session is entitled “Emotional Bucharest” and aims to encourage the generation of cultural projects that create contexts for encounter and reflection for the population of the capital. Which reimagines the city in a way that is more friendly and open to the people of Bucharest.

The open call for cultural evaluators is for persons with professional, artistic and/or scientific skills and coherent and recognized professional and/or artistic activity in one of the following fields: visual arts (which includes, but is not limited to: film), painting, sculpture, graphics, decorative arts, installations, collage, textile art, design, curatorial projects, photography, street art), cultural education and community arts, performing arts (theatre, dance, music), tangible and intangible heritage (intervention in urban culture, architecture architectural), multimedia, art and technology (new media, digital art), interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.

Candidates should also be familiar with national legislation, strategies and public policies in the field and have experience in writing, coordinating or evaluating cultural projects.

Thus, cultural experts are invited to apply for the position of Evaluation Expert during the 2022 funding session by email at or at ARCUB Headquarters (84-90 Lipscani Street, Sector 3, Bucharest) until April 29, 12.00.

The application file must include the application form to register as an independent resident expert (available online at in the Finance section) and a CV.

Final selection results will be announced on May 9.

The projects will be evaluated within the “Effective Bucharest” funding session between June 30 and July 20.

The expert evaluator selection notification and application form are available on the website, in the Finance section.

In order to diversify the cultural offering in Bucharest and to maximize the impact of culture on the residents of Bucharest, Capital City Hall and ARCUB have launched the Financial Support Program for Cultural Ventures, an open call for artists and cultural organizations to implement innovative projects and activities that enrich and diversify the cultural life of Bucharest.

Funding projects of cultural organizations from the cultural sector in Bucharest is an essential part of the history of ARCUB, since the Foundation was created in 1996 to serve exactly this purpose, which it has sought, in various forms, throughout its activity.
In 2014-2021, ARCUB, through the Cultural Operators Annual Grant Program, has supported more than 400 projects from all cultural fields – theatre, visual arts, dance, music, education through culture, including the only Romanian festival in the country, plays initiated by young students, Anti-discrimination projects, animation, improvisation, guitar or early music festivals, residencies for emerging artists, Balkan music festival or Armenian culture, dance events, plays and reading festivals for children, and last but not least, events dedicated to revitalizing old industrial areas and turning them into centers of art and design. The scholarships awarded were non-refundable and awarded annually after a selection process.

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