|The Project: "Rupea - Cohalm Romanian Cultural Identity"|
The project promoted by ADDJB (Agency for Sustainable Development of the Brasov County) was one of the 10 projects approved for financing within SECTION II : PROMOTION » Culture to Go of the CANTEMIR Program 2008.
This projects aims to advance the cultural patrimony of the Rupea-Cohalm area, a patrimony of music and dance traditions, as well as one of the customs specific to the area. These form the cultural heritage of this region. The goal is achieved through organizing a promotional event of the Rupea-Cohalm area cultural patrimony in the Brandenburg region, Germany.
The Rupea-Cohalm subregion or the Rupea County is one of the three developmental micro-regions individualized in the county of Brasov. From the perspective of the already existing territorial-administrative units, the area comprises a town: Rupea and eight communes: Bunesti, Cata, Hoghiz, Homorod, Jibert, Racos, Ticus, Ungra.
The eight communes, together with the town of Rupea, the Evangelic and Orthodox Churches, the “Mihai Eminescu” Foundation, with the County Council, and the Agencies for County and Regional Development have set the basis for the long-term development of the micro-region of Rupea-Cohalm.
The cultural-historical patrimony of the Rupea-Cohalm micro-region encompasses fortified ensembles of the Evangelic Church, churches that attest the religious diversity of the area, memorial houses, archaeological sites, and fragments of fortified walls. Where the cultural patrimony is concerned, all these contribute to the affirmation of one of the richest areas in the county disposing of an important potential for cultural tourism.
|About the Romanian Cultural Institute|
The mission of the Romanian Cultural Institute is to promote the national culture and civilization both within our borders and abroad. Enhancing the visibility of the Romanian cultural values in the world constitutes the main goal of the activities deployed by the RCI. It is from this perspective that the strategy for 2005-2008 outlines the role assumed by the Institute, specifically the one of interface between the Romanian culture and the foreign ones.
About the Program
The CANTEMIR Program was established in 2006 as a program for non-refundable financing of the Romanian Cultural Institute for the Romanian projects that were unwound in the international environment. In 2008, The CANTEMIR Program consists of 3 sections, each having clearly defined objectives and priorities:
SECTION I: FESTIVAL » Culture by Request
SECTION II: PROMOTION » Culture to Go
SECTION III: COOPERATION » Culture to Share
For 2008, the general objective of Section II is promoting the valuable Romanian creations in the view of increasing the visibility of the Romanian culture on the international markets and the access of the foreign public to the cultural information in Romania. Furthermore, there is envisaged the augmentation of general interest for the Romanian cultural patrimony and its integration in the international circuits.
The section addresses those projects that sustainably promote the existing Romanian creation (e.g. literature and art works, photography, theatre plays, performances, patrimony items etc.) through conceiving promotional materials and through organizing a range of promotional events.
The projects can be enrolled under many of the following categories: literature, visual arts, architecture and design, theatre, music, dance, film or cultural patrimony. The non-refundable financing is not granted to a profit-generating activity.
Consequently, there are endorsed the artists and cultural operators in Romania who wish to ensure Romanian participation in the notable international festivals from abroad. It also concentrates on the Romanian cultural operators that initiate projects for the promotion of the Romanian culture and civilization outside the country or who participate in cultural cooperation projects meant to encourage intercultural dialogue.