curators, cultural managers and producers from Cluj, inspired by the idea that art can greatly influence community development. The center is located in a former paintbrush factory, spread over an area of 2,000 sq. m. and made up of 20 art spaces: artists’ studios, galleries and offices for cultural associations and organizations operating in the fields of visual arts, contemporary dance and theater. Another guest at the discussion will be Péter Inkei from the Hungary-based Regional Observatory on Financing Culture in EastCentral Europe, which researches cultural policies and financing. Professor Kenneth Hay of the University of Leeds, UK, will also speak for the academic community. Culture critics/researchers Yuriy Valkovski and Milena Deleva.
workshop for children on the theme “Water”. In the dark space of the Tower’s basement, curators Matt Hulse of the UK and Marie Losier of France will be screening shorts. These are but a few of the names expected from Armenia, France, Sweden, the UK, Croatia and Spain. Bulgarian video artists have also been invited. The festival will host an art market where artists will be selling their own works – jewelry, lamps, accessories and more. For those wishing to get to Bankia by bike, a group ride will be organized on 26 June, when music and performances will be going on throughout the day. Other ways of getting to Bankia include public transport (bus No 42 from Obelya metro station), a 20-minute train journey (from Central Railway Station), minibus No 10, or by car. 239
Meanwhile, to make sure it is not just empty theorizing, the festival will once again offer proof of what kinds of things can happen at Water-Tower-type sites through experimental video installations, shorts screening, live music performances and workshops. The Nordic Kuten and Formverk (art zone) will set up video installations. Austrian Klaus of On the Road Productions is also coming with his big bus mobile photo and video lab. On site, he will be making a mural and organizing an audio/video processing workshop for professionals and anyone interested. American Anika will present her live circus performance, while Lindsay of Product of Boy will lead a photography