Corina Şuteu

President, FilmETC, Making Waves Film Festival NYC

Corina Suteu (c) Isabelle Arnold/More Europe

Corina Şuteu is president of FilmETC (New York-Bucharest) and Making Waves Film Festival NY and former Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. Prior to this, she worked in France, as head of the Master Degree in European Cultural Management of the Dijon Business School. She initiated in 1995 the first regional (Eastern European) MA in cultural management – the ECUMEST program. She acted for four years as President of the European Forum of Cultural Networks and was a board member of IETM and ENCATC. She was president of the EUNIC cluster in New York and initiated, developed and coordinated more than 100 events each year for six consecutive years in the US on behalf of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.

Corina Şuteu is also a founder of the ECUMEST Association and was co-initiator, together with the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), of the Policies for Culture programme. She has worked internationally extensively, as a diplomat, trainer, independent consultant and researcher in the fields of cultural cooperation and cultural management and comparative cultural policies in Europe.

The bureaucratic time and the artist time are not the same: bureaucracy is tempted to give answers, whereas artists are looking at the complexity of what reality is.