Cultural Institutions Network Initiative (CINI) 2018


ERIAC continues its international activities with the “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative”,  financed by Federal Foreign Office of the German government. The aim of the initiative is to introduce ERIAC to diverse audiences in places outside of ERIAC’s headquarters in Berlin. For this program, ERIAC has chosen to focus on the Balkans, to increase its presence in the region and engage more closely with the rich Roma arts and culture scene in the Balkan countries.


The project serves to build up enthusiasm and mobilize support for ERIAC among Roma and non-Roma individuals, public and private institutions, mainstream cultural and artistic institutional partners, as well as potential donors. Additionally, through the project, ERIAC will mobilize its current and future membership by sharing and promoting ERIAC’s empowering vision, focusing on arts and culture.


There are seven events planned to be held in seven different countries between September 2018 – February 2019. These events will embody ERIAC’s mission by providing visibility to Roma arts and culture, showcasing highest-quality productions of Roma contemporary art and engaging in discussions on the most-relevant themes related to Roma history and heritage. They aim to educate majorities and provide a positive image of beauty and richness of Roma arts and culture.


Zagreb, Croatia

October 30, 2018

The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation


Venice, Italy

October 29-30, 2018

“Advocating for the Permanent Roma Presence at La Biennale di Venezia”


Skopje, Macedonia

 November 12-14, 2018

The SHUTKA Lesson – a symposium on the role of the assembly and public gathering of the Roma in different present day and historical contexts in South-Eastern Europe


Tirana, Albania

November 26-27, 2018

Recognizing and Celebrating Identity and Culture of Albanian Roma

Seville, Spain

January 15-18 2019

ERIAC Strategic meetings

“Advocating for the recognition of Gitano Flamenco”


Belgrade, Serbia

February 5-6, 2019

 “Trans-generational Knowledge Transfer