The Mentorship Stage of ACCELERATOR Kicks-off Today

May 09, 2022

Today is a big day for the team of Accelerator. The 10 emerging artists selected in the programme are awaited for at Gaep gallery in Bucharest, where they will meet the ACCELERATOR mentors, recognised national and international contemporary art key people.

The first part of the mentorship is starting with 2 engaging weeks, full of knowledge, curiosity, idea sharing within the group of artists, as well as in a conversation among artists and mentors.

The agenda of the first week is shaped as follows:

  • May 9-10The Art Market and Financing Options workshop, held by Andrei Breahnă, cultural manager
  • May 11-12 The System of Contemporary Art, held by Þorlákur Einarsson, director of i8 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, our programme partner
  • May 13-14 The Relation Between Artist and Curator, held by de Tevž Logar, curator

Let’s remind ourselves who are the 10 emerging artists selected to take part in ACCELERATOR, who stood-out in our competitive Open Call:

Andrei Arion, Flaviu Cacoveanu, Roberta Curcă, Lucia Ghegu, Mihaela Hudrea, Alina Ion, Maria Mandea, Delia Prodan, Stanca Soare and Ana Maria Szöllösi.

We wish them lots of luck and we look forward to their work during the program.

Next week, they will be face to face with the following mentors: Ioana Chira – communicator (laboratory: PR, Communication in Art and Writing in the Context of Artistic Practice), Olöf Nordal – artist (laboratory: Art in the public space) and Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson – artist (laboratory: Artist Publications).

We will keep you posted with information about all the sessions. The mentoring section has several stages and will be rolled-out until the end of July.

Accelerator project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme and is implemented by Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus.

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards the reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe and towards strengthening the bilateral relations between the donor countries and the 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More information is available on and

RO-CULTURE Programme is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access: