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We are happy to announce a new project initiated by WASP STUDIOS and realized in partnership with Fiksdal Dance Foundation and CRISTIAN STEFANESCU ARCHITECT (a-works).

Through the EMERGING TOWARDS (FUTURE) project, WASP STUDIOS aims to develop sustainable infrastructure for research, artistic production and cultural education, as well as to broaden access to contemporary art, architecture, design and new media activities. It aims to facilitate information and education for young people who wish to pursue or discover these cultural segments professionally.

Our mission is to train and support people who wish to work in this medium regardless of geographical location, gender, ethnicity, social condition, experience and education. Through two-way outreach, cross-disciplinary arts education, contemporary research and creation, public presentations, professional development and cultural entrepreneurship, we will investigate and seek to break down barriers that prevent access to information.

The development of the project aims to offer professional support to young people through specially designed events that have started from our vision of achieving a sustainable future that values and supports cultural diversity. Thus, EMERGING TOWARDS (FUTURE) is dedicated to the infrastructure dedicated to contemporary arts, and in particular the performing arts and derived hybrid forms, as these, of all forms of artistic expression, have the greatest vulnerability to the effects of resource crises and underfunding.

More details about the project and partner: www.emergingtowards-future.com


  • Project promoter: WASP STUDIOS SRL
  • Project partners: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse, Cristian Ștefănescu Architect
  • Total project value: 978.118,21 lei (197.675,51 euro)
  • Amount of non-reimbursable funding (85% EEA grant and 15% national budget): 978.118,21 lei (197.675,51 euro)
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Location of implementation: Bucharest (Romania) and Bergen (Norway)

The project is funded by EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 under the RO-CULTURE Programme.

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening bilateral relations with the 15 beneficiary countries in Eastern and Southern Europe and the Baltic States. These funding mechanisms are established on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which brings together the EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as equal partners in the internal market. In total, the three countries contributed €3.3 billion between 1994 and 2014 and €1.55 billion for the 2014-2021 funding period. More details are available at: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro.

The RO CULTURA Programme is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has the overall objective of strengthening economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The budget of the Programme is approximately 34 million euro. More details on www.ro-cultura.ro.

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