Rarita Zbranca

Rariţa is cultural expert with a twenty years’ experience in arts management, curating, research and policymaking.

She is Director and cofounder of AltArt Foundation, an organisation dedicated to experimental approaches to art, technology and society. She is co-founder of Fabrica de Pensule an independent collective space for contemporary arts in Cluj-Napoca.

She is engaged in policy development in Cluj-Napoca (she coordinated the elaboration of the Cultural Strategy of the city), at national level, through the work of the Coalition for the Independent Cultural Sector and at European level. She is a member of the Strategy Group of the “A Soul for Europe” initiative, member of the European House for Culture, and a board member of the Balkan Express network.

She contributed as speaker and trainer to a large number of professional forums, including prominent conferences such as the Berlin Conference, European Cultural Forum, IETM plenary meetings and Cultural Congress in Wroclaw.

In 2015 she was awarded ”The Cultural Management prize” of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund in Romania and the award for Cultural Management from the Business Women Association Cluj.

She has also worked in field of media and democracy for various organisations including, Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center in Cluj-Napoca and Soros Foundation for an Open Society Romania. She studied Photo-Video-Digital Image at the University of Arts and Design and Journalism at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.

Since 2017 she is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Public Administration and Policies, within the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, undertaking research on ”New Paradigms of Urban Development. Culture, Creativity and Emotional Wellbeing as Key Factors in Urban Policies”

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