National Institute for Cultural Research and Training

: Oct 26, 2020

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The National Institute for Cultural Research and Training (INCFC) Romania, subordinated to the Ministry of Culture, aims to study, research and provide statistical data in the field of culture as well as training professionals who choose a career in this field.

In the field of ongoing training and lifelong education, the institute is the main provider of specialised professional training programmes in the field of culture, as well as a regulation authority for cultural occupations, according to the protocol signed with the National Authority for Qualifications (NAQ) in 2016.

The Research team is interdisciplinary, being made up of specialists in management, art, history, sociology, marketing, cultural anthropology, political science and economics.

The most important research activity carried out by INCFC is the Cultural Consumption Barometer. At the same time, our researchers have consistently adapted to the demands of the constantly changing cultural market and have carried out studies such as: Cultural Vitality of Romanian Cities, Cultural Life Index in Romania, Comparative Statistics of the Cultural Sector, Sponsorship in the Field of Culture, Contribution of Sectors Cultural and Creative at the National Economy, Foreign Trade of Creative and Cultural Goods.

INCFCengages in: impact studies for festivals, cultural programs, promotion campaigns, artistic events;market studies related to the consumer profile, cultural capital or analysis of perception and visibility; audience / market studies especially dedicated to the performing arts organizations; tracking and timing studies especially dedicated to museums and art galleries; cultural management ;

In 2015, INCFC was assigned to set the bases of the Satellite Account for Culture, a statistical method that aims at measuring the field and its economic impact, according to a pattern set by Eurostat. This important project, developed under the methodological supervision of the National Institute of Statistics, also aims at collecting, analysing and interpreting data in the cultural field.

INCFC is member of ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy) and active member in COMPENDIUM of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe – a European platform of applied research supported by CE/EricArts.


Keywords and matching areas:

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Adult Learning
 Cultural heritage
 Creative Europe
 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
 EEA and Norway Grants

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