Bucharest acting mayor Razvan Sava will support the city’s candidacy for European Capital of Culture 2021 before the deciding jury, informs a release of Team Bucharest 2021.
“Acting mayor Razvan Sava, together with nine representatives of the Bucharest cultural sector, will make the case for the city’s candidacy for 2021 European Capital of Culture, before the international jury made up of European Commission experts. Between December 7 – 10, the 14 Romanian cities that run for European Capital of Culture will present their candidacies at the Culture Ministry, before an international jury made up of European Commission experts. Team Bucharest 2021 will deliver the presentation to the jury on December 8, at 16:30 hrs. The shortlisted finalist cities which will stay in the race in 2016 will be announced after the completion of the presentations, at a date that will be subsequently announced by the Ministry of Culture,” the cited source informed.
The Romanian capital city will be represented before the international jury by Bucharest interim mayor Razvan Sava; general councilor Cristina Nicolescu; director of the Cultural Center of Bucharest (ARCUB) Mihaela Paun; ARCUB program manager and member of the Bucharest 2021 coordinating team Raluca Ciuta; lecturer with the National University of Drama and Film and member of Bucharest 2021 coordinating team Anca Ionita; artist, cultural manager and member of the Bucharest 2021 Curatorium Cosmin Manolescu; director of the RomanoButiq Association and member of the Bucharest 2021 Curatorium Nicoleta Bitu; urban economy expert and MKBT/Creative Room co-founder, member of the Bucharest 2021 Curatoriu Anamaria Vrabie; cultural policy consultant in charge of Bucharest’s cultural strategy Sabina Baciu; and community organizer with the Public Participation Resource Center (CeRe) Vlad Catuna.
“Bucharest entered the competition for European Capital of Culture 2021 with an innovative concept called ‘The In-visible City’, which aims to render culture more visible and bring art closer to city residents. Admitting to the fragmentation of the city, to the absence of connections between the city and its inhabitants, and their governing feeling of distrust, ‘The In-visible City’ seeks to shine a spotlight on what joins the Bucharesters and what makes them get involved, analyze the existing potential and work with it, focus on commonalities and channel this potential, use the invisible power of culture as an instrument for transformation and bring the city’s creative citizens at the center of this transformation,” said Team Bucharest 2021.
Bucharest city’s candidacy for European Capital of Culture 2021 was initiated and managed by the Cultural Center of Bucharest – ARCUB.