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ICR launched the call for applications for the “George Enescu” 2023 scholarships

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Two Romanian musicians will receive the “George Enescu” scholarships

The Romanian Cultural Institute announces the launch of the call for applications for the “George Enescu” scholarships, which will take place in 2023. Within this program, two Romanian musicians will each receive a scholarship, in the form of a three-month internship at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris .

The scholarship periods are February – April 2023, respectively August – October 2023. Interested artists are invited to submit their application files by August 25, 2022 at the Romanian Cultural Institute, Aleea Alexandru no. 38, sector 1, 011824 Bucharest.

The main objective of the “George Enescu” scholarship program, initiated in 2005 and carried out by ICR in partnership with Cité internationale des arts, is to offer Romanian artists the opportunity to work and develop in an international artistic environment, in the field of music/musicology.

Over the years, numerous musicians have benefited from the experience offered by the “George Enescu” scholarship, including Diana Moş, Claudia Mihalcea-Codreanu, Cătălin Creţu, Laura Manolache, Claudia Spătărescu, Inna Oncescu, Irina Boga, Victor Colțea , Alexandru–Ştefan Murariu, Magda Eliza Maftei, Laurentiu Beldean, Elena Mîndru – Turunen, Mihai Ritivoiu, etc.

The scholarship programs are part of the Development Strategy of the Romanian Cultural Institute for the period 2022-2026, which provides, on the Cultural Support Axis, the support of Romanian artists through funding programs such as scholarships and residencies.

The “George Enescu” scholarships are addressed to Romanian musicians with specialized university studies completed and with recognized performances in the field. Two scholarships are offered for periods of 3 (three) months each, in order to carry out artistic projects in the workshop dedicated to Romania at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

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The value of each scholarship is 6,000 euros.

The selection is made on the basis of the application files submitted by the artists and analyzed by an independent committee of specialists, made up of recognized personalities in the field of music. The files selected in Romania will be sent for validation to the Admissions Committee of the Cité internationale des arts.

The scholarship application file will include the following documents necessary for registration:

– the application form, stating the period for which the scholarship is requested;

– CV with detailed information about the candidate’s activity;

– copy of the bachelor’s degree; provided that the candidate is also a graduate of advanced studies, copies will be added after these documents;

– a residency project that shows: the justification of the professional experience and competence in the matter, the artistic level that allows the deepening of the dialogue with foreign artists, the relevance of Paris for the realization of the project, argued through a text of a maximum of 2 (two) pages in which to indicate places/museums proposed to be visited, the topics that will be studied in the context of the scholarship, what activities will be carried out.

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– for musicians – one or more recordings on CD or secure stick;

– for composers – one or more scores (documentation in electronic format is not accepted);

– a press file (portfolio of appearances/mentions in the press);

– 3 (three) letters of recommendation.

The residency projects will be drafted both in Romanian and in French.

Address to which the documents are sent: Romanian Cultural Institute, Aleea Alexandru no. 38, sector 1, 011824 Bucharest.

All the details, as well as the Regulations and the Application Form, can be found on the icr.ro website, in the Scholarships section.

Located in the Marais and Montmartre districts of Paris, the Cité internationale des arts is a private foundation recognized as a public interest organization. Ever since 1965, when it was created in Paris, it has hosted artists in residence from all over the world. It is an organization that encourages intercultural dialogue, a place of cultural exchanges where artists can meet the public interested in their creation and other professionals in the arts. Every month, in partnership with more than 130 French and international organizations, the Cité internationale des arts welcomes more than 300 artists in residence, working in a wide range of disciplines.

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