National Institute for Cultural Research and Training (INCFC), subordinated to the Ministry of Culture, is the only national institute in Romania that has such goals as studying, researching and providing statistical data for the field of culture, as well as the ongoing training of those who choose a career in the occupational sector of culture.
The institute aims to support the authorities responsible for the draw-up of cultural policies and strategies and elaborate coherent regulations of the system, as well as to study the impact of these measures at local and national level.
The Research team is interdisciplinary, being made up of specialists in management, art, history, sociology, marketing, cultural anthropology, political science and economics. The research activity carried out by INCFC consists of: strategies, impact studies, 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, cultural management analyses.
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. The professional training courses provide professional skills certificates and are certified, according to legal regulations, by the Commission for certification of professional training providers for adults, being recognised at national and EU level.
The institute is experienced in EU funding, i. e. Erasmus+ with two 2 projects (EU Heritage and Live Skills) and Creative Europe with one project (Heritart).
National Institute for Cultural Research and Training