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.
October 30, 2018
“The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation”
October 29-30, 2018
“Advocating for the Permanent Roma Presence at La Biennale di Venezia”
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”
November 26-27, 2018
“Recognizing and Celebrating Identity and Culture of Albanian Roma”
January 15-18 2019
ERIAC Strategic meetings
“Advocating for the recognition of Gitano Flamenco”
February 5-6, 2019
“Trans-generational Knowledge Transfer”
February 19, 2019
ERIAC Creative Workshop
“Symbolism and visual strategies for building pride and dignity within the Roma community”