ERIAC Program

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Berlin, June 8th 2018


On the occasion of the first anniversary of the establishment of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC), we are announcing the opening of the call for associate members!

ERIAC is envisaged as a membership-based organization, bringing together Roma and non-Roma individuals and organizations with competencies and experience in the field of arts and culture and who want to be part of ERIAC’s creative hub.


What are the benefits of joining ERIAC? Associate Members have key roles in building the resources of ERIAC, engaging in creative exchange and co-production, taking ownership of ERIAC’s initiatives and participating in its decision-making. As an associate member You will have full access to ERIAC’s information and knowledge resources, collections, archives and database; be involved in ERIAC’s program of activities; You will be able to shape ERIAC’s priorities and activities through the thematic sections; and form part of ERIAC’s growing creative community spread across Europe. The associate members are expected to pledge to respect ERIAC’s founding principles and fulfill the principle of contribution. You can join ERIAC by filling out an application form. The call for members will be open until July 31st 2018.


On its first birthday, ERIAC is announcing the names of the first seven Barvalipe Academy members, nominated by the “Pakiv” Board. These outstanding personalities of Roma contemporary arts and culture scene will fulfil a visionary role, helping to guide ERIAC in defining its strategy and future activities. Congratulations to the Barvalipe Academy Members:


  • Jarmila Balážová
  • Ethel Brooks
  • Tony Gatlif
  • Delaine Le Bas
  • Romani Rose
  • Iulius Rostas
  • Mihaela Zatreanu

Hear the inspiring statements statements by the newly appointed Academy Members and learn more about ERIAC’s work and vision!


Join ERIAC and be part of the vibrant community of Roma arts and culture scene!


The FUEN Non-Kin-State Working group visits ERIAC Albania’s Roma Cultural Heritage – “ERIAC CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS NETWORK INITIATIVE” TIRANA EVENT Arts and Culture and Remembrance. A Croatian delegation visits ERIAC Stiftung EVZ´s “Latscho Diwes” programme at ERIAC The Shutka Lessons – “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative” Skopje Event  Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event in ERIAC Exhibition opening  ‘Gypsyism Balkanism- Uniting peripheries’ by Sead Kazanxhiu and Selma Selman Venice – Presenting the FUTUROMA Curatorial Plan The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation – “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative” Zagreb Event ERIAC at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg ERIAC at the 16th CAHROM Meeting in Strasbourg Against the Grain – Arbeit und Leben visit ERIAC ERIAC at the 12th European Platform for Roma inclusion Call for Curator for the Roma Exhibition at the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale in 2019 Hungarian civil society association ´Cselekvö közösség´ at ERIAC OSF Youth Community Fellows visit ERIAC „Re-Inventing Roma Inclusion” Symposium and “SUKAR” Exhibition during the UN General Assembly A delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Local Government and Modernisation visits ERIAC Visit by Ms. Katherine Watson of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TM U) visits ERIAC FOREST. An exhibition on the narratability of Roma Trauma ERIAC Participates in the Debate at the Bundestag to Discuss Holocaust Commemoration Practices OSCE PA Seminar “Addressing potential ethnic conflicts through law and good practices” Romani Identities and Antigypsyism – CEU Summer School 2018 Endangered Heritage / Endangered Values. Debate at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Secretary General signs Memorandum of Understanding with European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 “Preserving and promoting Roma cultural heritage” The Power of Protest – Discussion at BOZAR ERIAC ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OPENING AND BARVALIPE ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENTS Dr. Bernd Fabritius visits ERIAC Roma Spring: Art as Resistance Resilient Cultural Heritage and Communities in Europe ERIAC participates in the ASN Convention at Columbia University New Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Dunja Mijatović, visits ERIAC A ROMA POEM THAT SHOULD BE READ THIS MONTH U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visits ERIAC “Hidden Roma Masterpieces” EVENING GALA AT THE MAXIM GORKI THEATRE: Outreach Grand Finale VISIONS FOR A NEW HUMANITY. GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK AND ROMA FEMINIST SCHOLARS CONTEMPLATE THE FUTURE Roma: contributions to the development of the Romanian state European roots of Roma Arts and Culture – Future Perspective of Roma and Sinti minority in Italy Reception hosted by Roma Integration 2020 and ERIAC for governmental officials “SAR DIČHOLA ROMAŇI KULTURA DUREDER” – The Future of Romani Culture THE FUTURE OF ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE The Future of Roma History: Remembrance, Historical Justice and the Role of Roma Youth Déjame que te cuente / Allow me to explain Visit of Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth TRANSGRESSING THE PAST, SHAPING THE FUTURE Decolonizing the North, Stockholm, Royal Institute of Art -Konsthall C INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL OUTREACH PROGRAM “Collecting, Curating and Presenting Roma” Roma Art Label Exhibition ERIAC Launching Event