CARMEN CROITORUPanel - Cultural research
Carmen CROITORU is professor at the National University of Theatre and Cinema since 2011 and has 20 years of experience in teaching cultural management. She is constantly preoccupied with developing cultural management in Romania and was involved in the legal regulation of this field (law for implementing management for cultural public organisations, and the legal status for the Cultural Manager as a profession).
She graduated the Academy of Theatre and Film of Bucharest and has a master’s degree in Theatre Studies and a master degree in Cultural Management, a PhD in Theatre Studies as well as an accreditation for training and evaluating cultural public institution managers.
She worked as a project developer for several important cultural projects: the first British Contemporary Theatre Festival in Bucharest, the Contemporary Dance Festival, translations of contemporary plays that have been staged in several theatres in Romania, etc. She also was administrator and manager of the first BBC Independent Journalism School set up at Bucharest by the BBC Training Dept in 1992.
She contributed to several research studies concerning audience development, cultural consumption, and national strategies for Culture or analysis on Cultural Creative Sectors.
Since 2014 she has been the General Manager of the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training and has established the basis for a National Conference for Cultural Management that has been in the running every year since.
She is a member of several international and national professional networks: ENCATC, Europeana, a national representative member for the EU Commission for Creative Sectors, founder of Professional Association for Romanian Cultural Managers, and a co-founder of the ECUMEST Association.