The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture has been launched Berlin, aiming to “establish the artistic and cultural presence of Europe’s 12 million Roma people” and led by Roma scholars, activists, and artists.
“The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture will be a hub for Roma self-expression – self-expression which will likely challenge long-held assumptions and prejudices. When you consider that only one of 10,000 works by Roma artists in state collections is exhibited in permanent exhibitions in Europe today it gives you an idea of the change that needs to happen.” – Timea Junghaus, executive director of the Institute
Read the full press release here.
(via Council of Europe)