ERIAC Program

Projects, initiatives,
arts and culture events

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. This time, ERIAC focuses 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 14-15, 2019

“Inaugurating the Factoria Cultural Discussion Series”


Belgrade, Serbia

February 5-6, 2019

 “Trans-generational Knowledge Transfer”


Paris, France

February 17-19, 2019

“Positioning Roma Contemporary Arts in the French 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