Ateneul Național din IașiDAC MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Promoting Roma culture through contemporary art.


Proiectul ,,Promovarea culturii romilor prin artă contemporană. Povești ROM-ANTICE", finanțat prin Granturile SEE 2014 - 2021

The "Promotion of Roma culture through contemporary art" project. ANCIENT ROMAN STORIES", financed by EEA Grants 2014 - 2021 , within the RO-CULTURE Programme, is implemented by the "Ion Creangă" Târgu Neamț Culture House, as a project promoter, in partnership with the NATIONAL ATHENS OF IAțI and DAC MUSIC PERFORMANCE (Norway).

Promovarea culturii romilor prin artă contemporană. Povești ROM-ANTICE

THE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE ROMA ETHNICITY AND ROMA CULTURAL IDENTITY FROM THE GERMAN AREA. Book produced by the House of Culture "Ion Creangă" Târgu - Neamț within the project: "Promoting Roma culture through contemporary art. ANCIENT ROMAN STORIES"

Office research on the evolution and formation of the Roma ethnic group. The formation and evolution of the Roma ethnicity and the local Roma cultural identity.

The general objective of the project

The general objective of the project is to increase the level of awareness and valorization of Roma culture through integrative actions with cultural-artistic and professional content with the involvement of Roma people from Neamț county.
Proiectul ,,Promovarea culturii romilor prin artă contemporană. Povești ROM-ANTICE"

The specific objectives of the project:

Increasing the visibility of Roma cultural identity by publishing a research on Roma culture, holding 10 theatrical performances for 400 people and organizing an artistic creation club for 75 children from Neamț county, for 12 months;
Facilitating access to cultural-artistic knowledge and skills, through a vocational counseling program for 70 Roma people, of which 35 will benefit from professional training and running 1 internship program for 5 Roma people, for 4 months;
Improving the reception strategies of Roma culture by developing a platform dedicated to contemporary art created by Roma children and running a cultural inclusion experience exchange in Norway with 15 people, for 12 months.
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The main activities

The main activities carried out within the project are the following:

Project management, monitoring and control;
Improving cultural references by carrying out an integrated research on the formation and evolution of the Roma ethnic group and transposing its relevant elements into a play;
Increasing social inclusion through initiatives dedicated to children, such as an artistic creation club regarding performing arts and handicrafts;
Organization of capacity building and knowledge acquisition actions in the cultural and creative sectors through professional training programs and non-formal training;
The development of initiatives to sensitize the general public and to improve the reception of Roma culture through a virtual platform and through an exchange of experience and know-how.
Valoarea proiectului
Project value:

891,366.53 lei (180,150.47 Euro), of which 85% EEA Grant and 15% the national budget

Locația de implementare
Deployment location:

Romania, Neamt and Iași counties, respectively Norway, Oslo

Durata proiectului
Project duration:

12 months

The project launch conference
PROJECT LAUNCH "Promotion of Roma culture through contemporary art. Roman-Ancient Stories"

On Thursday, July 28, the launch conference of the project "Promoting Roma culture through contemporary art" took place. ANCIENT ROMAN STORIES", project financed by EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program, CALL 7 - Supporting cultural initiatives about the Roma minority.

EEA Grants

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More details are available on: and

RO-CULTURE Programme

RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management.
The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access:

This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme

Granturile SEE 2014 - 2021
Ministerul CulturiiUnitatea de management a proiectului

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