Timișoara 2023 Curatorial Team

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The Timișoara 2023 Curatorial Team is a unitary collective responsible, on behalf of the Timișoara Municipality, for the artistic coherence and strategic coordination of the “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” Programme.

Through the strategies and principles from the bidbook, The Timișoara 2023 Curatorial Team is called to activate the local resources, the creativity and ingenuity of the people which a European city needs.

Team members

Responsibilities

The members of the team have complementary areas of expertise and their tasks converge. The 7 curators and experts who make up this team are responsible for realistically and creatively adapting the “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” cultural programme to the pandemic context and to the changes that have marked the local cultural scene. 

Communicating actively and openly with the community, with the cultural operators included in the “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture”cultural programme, and with new cultural operators, interested organisations, institutions and public authorities.

Consolidating and complementing the “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” cultural programme by launching new open calls.

Working together with the cultural operators included in the cultural programme, supporting them to increase their capacity to generate quality cultural productions, to communicate their work, to attract and activate the community. 

Coordinating the development and implementation of the “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” cultural programme for the period 2022–2024.

Read more about the responsibilities of the Timisoara 2023 Curatorial Team.

Selection process

In the autumn of 2021, the Timișoara Center for Projects launched an open call for the formation of a team of curators and experts responsible, on behalf of the Municipality, for the artistic coherence and strategic coordination of the “Timisoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” cultural programme.

70 candidates applied, of which 19 were shortlisted on the basis of a scoring grid and were subsequently interviewed individually. The 7 finalists were selected based on the arithmetic average between the score obtained for their online application and their interview score.

The entire evaluation of the candidates, the scoring and the interviews were done by a selection committee of independent experts. Read the Selection Committee Report to learn more about the evaluation process and the arguments behind the selection of the 7 members of the Timisoara 2023 Curatorial Team.

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