Advocating cultural changes – workshops


Zpace Workshop #4: Management of cultural project – open call for a workshop Advocating cultural changes

Oberliht Association in collaboration with Warsztaty Kultury in Lublin, CubicMetre – resources for culture Association in Bucharest and Literature association STAN in Luhansk invites you on June 24-25, 2014 to take part in the workshop Advocating cultural changes.
The workshop is dedicated to people interested in cultural policy, in obtaining new knowledge in order to promote local initiatives and in cultural mapping.

The goal of the workshop
Familiarize participants with the concepts of advocacy and lobbying, cultural advocacy on local, national and European levels, organizing an advocacy campaign. Implementation of effective cultural strategies to improve the legal conditions for the implementation of reforms in the cultural sector.

For whom
Individuals or groups (2-3 people) working in the field of culture or members of an NGOs initiative or culture/arts / cultural education / community development through culture, cultural workers from the public sector.

To manifest interest for the topic of the workshop, to be open open for new challenges.
The workshop will be in English/Russian/Romanian with Romanian consecutive translation.

Schedule / Working hours
June 24 – 10-13:00 – 14-18:00
June 25 – 10-13:00 – 14-19:00

Zpace, (Casa Zemstvei Guberniale), str. Al. Sciusev 103, Chisinau

To participate in the workshop please send a cover letter and a short CV with your contacts (phone/email) to the following emails:,

Deadline: June 21, 2014

The workshop will be conducted by – Raluca Pop (Romania) Yaroslav Minkin (Ukraine) a Anna Ostafiychuk (Netherlands)

Raluca Pop is the president of CubicMetre – resources for culture Association, a cultural policy professional and facilitator. Raluca worked for three years as a consultant for the Romanian Cultural Contact Point and coordinated the national campaign for the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. Starting 2009, Raluca has collaborated with diverse cultural organisations as project manager, consultant for fund-raising from grants, as researcher and facilitator. She has also worked for the Romanian Academic Society in a project dealing with bad governance of European funds in Romania. Currently, she is the contract manager for the formulation of the cultural strategy of the city of Timisoara for 2014-2024.

Yaroslav Minkin is a poet and a human rights activist. He completed a Master Degree in Luhansk National University named after Taras Shevchenko (2001 – 2007). Since 2008 he is the chairman of the Board of Literature organization «STAN», based in Luhansk (Ukraine) that aims to accumulate creative forces of the region to overcome the cultural and economic crises. He is organizer and coordinator of numerous projects aimed at development of contemporary art. He advocates for the protection of human rights, democratization of the society, European integration and the development of intercultural relations.

Anna Ostafiychuk graduated Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2009. In 2012 she worked as a Program Director at Conference Department and Program Coordinator at Management Department at Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany. She has been co-organizing two international conferences “The Europe meets Russia”. In 2013 she participated in the Congress “Protest. Culture. Politics.”, Berlin, Germany.

Acest eveniment este organizat în cadrul proiectului SPACES al Uniunii Europene. Proiectul SPACES este finanțat de Uniunea Europeană prin Programul Cultural al Parteneriatului Estic. Adițional proiectul este sprijinit de Warsztaty Kultury din Lublin, Asociația MetruCub din București și grupul artistic STAN din Luhansk drept parte a Platformei Natasa.

Proiectul SPACES (Zone Publice Durabile pentru Cultură în Țările din Est) adună la un loc artiști și lucrători din domeniul culturii din patru țări ale Parteneriatului Estic, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ucraina, care se preocupă de reprezentarea unor subiecte sociale specifice pentru spațiile publice din orașele lor. Proiectul mai are drept scop fortificarea scenei independente de artă și cultură din aceste țări.

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This event is organized in the frame of the EU project SPACES. The SPACES project is financed by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme. Additionally, it receives support from Warsztaty Kultury in Lublin, CubicMetre – resources for culture Association in Bucharest and Literature association STAN in Luhansk under Natasa Platform.

SPACES (Sustainable Public Areas for Culture in Eastern Countries) project assembles artists and cultural workers in four Eastern partner countries, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, who aim at reflecting societal issues in the public realm of their city. It also aims at strengthening the independent art and culture scene.




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