Ioana Tamas was a participant of the 1st Edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme.
Ioana currently works at UNESCO HQ where she coordinates a joint UNESCO-EU project aimed to strengthen the connections between youth, cultural heritage and education. At the time of the GCLP 2016, Ioana was serving as advisor to the Romanian Minister of Culture. During ten years of practice, she has collaborated with organizations such as the European Cultural Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts (US), European cultural networks such as Culture Action Europe, IETM and Trans Europe Halles, NGOs and prominent cultural institutions in Romania. Ioana extensively contributed to the development of the first cultural strategies in Romania for two cities nominated for the European Capital of Culture 2021, Bucharest and Timisoara (winner). In 2016 she graduated the Hubert H. Humphrey / Fulbright Fellowship program at the University of Maryland, US. Ioana holds a PhD in Theatre Studies.
“The Global Cultural Leadership Programme was a tremendous experience. The fellowship allowed me to better structure my understanding of leadership, particularly cultural leadership, and to grasp theoretical notions of cultural diplomacy. I became more confident in relating my work to human rights, civic engagement, interculturality, artistic excellency, and social change. The GCLP is an ideal setting to learn from other participants’ projects and experience, and to gain insight from all around the world. I am grateful that I am now member of a global network of outstanding professionals in cultural affairs.”
In order to introduce themselves and their organisations, the participants prepared a poster presenting 4 elements – Me, My organisation, My Project and My Dream.