Project promoter: 4Culture Association
Founded in 2010, the 4Culture Association carries out activities in the field of contemporary arts - dance, performance, visual arts and multidisciplinary projects. 4Culture aims to contribute to the continuous professional development and promotion of artists, by organizing workshops, research and coaching programs, residencies, production, presentation and dissemination. 4Culture highlights the role of art in promoting intercultural dialogue, tolerance, human rights and social cohesion, by promoting socially and politically involved art. The developed projects facilitate meetings between artists from various fields and contribute to the opening of cultural institutions (museums, cultural centers) in relation to the educational environment (high schools and universities), nationally and internationally. The international experience of 4Culture is recognized, the projects implemented in the 10 years of activity being carried out in partnerships with important institutions and artists in the field and enjoying public appreciation in the cultural field. 4Culture is the organizer of the eXplore festival - Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival, a multidisciplinary festival held annually since 2005, and is currently co-organizer of the multi-annual Life Long Burning project, co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe Program in the period 2018-2022. Life Long Burning (2013-2018, 2018-2022) is a European network of 12 members. Beneficiary of the grant "Promoting diversity in culture and art in the European Cultural Heritage" (EEA Grants), the project "Foreign Bodies" (2014-2016) was developed around the concepts of “foreign body” and “periphery” and resulted from the intentions of the partners to contribute through their international expertise to an improvement of artistic mobility. 4 Culture Association won the AFCN Award 2019 for PROMOTION OF ROMANIAN CULTURE IN THE WORLD (for eXplore festival), was nominated in the AFCN Awards 2017 in the category RESISTANCE IN CULTURE (for the entire activity), and in 2016 in the category AWARD FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY ACTIVATION, for Platform X. President 4Culture, was curator of of the performing arts program Europalia Romania (2019-2020), member of the board of Cinedans 2013 and ImPulsTanz 2015. Since 2012, 4Culture has been operating in the space of contemporary art WASP Working Art Space and Production in Bucharest.