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Ioana Tamas

Ioana Tamas is a cultural affairs professional specialized in research, management, and cultural policy. Most recently, Ioana served as advisor to the Romanian Minister of Culture. In 2016 she graduated the highly reputable Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at the University of Maryland, US. She has collaborated with organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management (US), European cultural networks such as Culture Action Europe, IETM and Trans Europe Halles, NGOs and prominent cultural institutions in Romania. Ioana extensively contributed to the development of the first cultural strategies in Romania for two cities nominated for the European Capital of Culture 2021, Bucharest and Timisoara (winner). Ioana holds a PhD in Theatre Studies.

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The Status of Creative Freedom in Romania
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The Status of Creative Freedom in Romania

27 March 2017

Ioana Tamas discusses the status of artists in Romania, in this installment of the series leading up to the IETM Plenary Meeting in Bucharest.

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Theater management in Romania – A Mandatory Professionalization
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Theater management in Romania – A Mandatory Professionalization

10 December 2013

The fall of communism in 1989 ledway to the democratisation of art. Ioana Tamas gives the breakdown of how arts management had to be developed to make this transition successful.