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ARCUB – Centrul Cultural al Municipiului Bucureşti

ARCUB - The Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality

Bucharest, Romania

One of the oldest cultural centres in Bucharest, ARCUB is involved in the organisation of more than 200 cultural events that gather over 500,000 participants every year. ARCUB – The Cultural Centre of Bucharest sustains and promotes the city’s cultural identity in all its forms of artistic expression. ARCUB is the co-organizer of some of the most important national and international festivals that take place in Bucharest. ARCUB is also the founder of a series of large scale open air events such as Spotlight –The International Light Festival, Bucharest International Street Theatre B-FIT in the Street! and Bucharest Jazz Festival. Other ARCUB major projects are the coordination of Bucharest candidacy for the 2021 European Capital of Culture title, as well as the initiation of Bucharest first cultural strategy. As a promoter of both tradition and innovation, ARCUB has established its headquarters in a historical building, a renovated 19th century inn situated in the Old City Centre. A mixture between the old and the new, the 1,431 square meters premises provides an alternative to mainstream exhibition spaces, performance halls and workshop venues. For more than 20 years, ARCUB creates a bridge connecting the community to different forms of artistic expression, and enables access to culture for a wide range of public.


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  • Socio-cultural activities and cultural mediation
  • Artistic production/promotion
  • Community and civic activities
  • Art education and/or other educational activities
  • Project management
  • Event management
  • Research/data collection
  • Revitalisation/activation of public spaces
  • Internationalisation and mobility

Artistic disciplines

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Film and video art
  • Circus art/clowning
  • Street art
  • Development of alternative art practices
  • Photography

Topics covered

  • Participation and audience engagement
  • Tangible cultural heritage
  • European Capitals of Culture
  • Digitalisation